5 Tips for a Smooth Move

1. Color coordinate – Designate a color for each room in the new home, such as yellow for kitchen, orange for dining room, etc. Apply colored stickers on the box near the box number. In your new home. Put a matching sticker on the door to each room. The movers will know where to put everything when they arrive at the destination.

2. Number and Log – Number each box, and in a spiral bound notebook keep a log of the contents of each box. You’ll be glad you did your first night in your new house when you can’t remember where you packed the toothpaste!
3. Personal Boxes – Use brightly colored storage tote boxes, one for each person. Let each family member fill theirs with items they’ll want ‘right away’ in the new home — a set of sheets, a towel, a couple of extension cords, a phone, nightlights, address book, pens and paper, keys, kleenex, and travel cosmetic case, and so on.

4. Declutter as you pack – Going room by room, declutter as you organize to pack. Take three empty cardboard boxes and mark them “Keep,” “Throw Out,” and “Give Away.” Beginning in the first room sort through every shelf, drawer, and bin, sorting the contents into one of the three boxes.

5. Hire us to clean! (You knew that was coming!) – Moving is stressful enough! You unpack, we’ll clean. We will even guarantee your cleaning deposit back! Give us a call at 215-2224 and ask how!