Moving can be a stressful nightmare or it can be an exciting adventure. The amount of time you use to prepare before, during and after your move will determine which it is for you. Not only will you save money by preparing, you will reduce the stress that comes along with seeing your prized possessions boxed, transported and moved into a new place. At Willamette Express, we know the ins and outs of the moving industry, we’ve done it for over twenty years. A little preparation goes a long, long way.
Following are a series of blogs on moving tips that I think you will find very helpful.
Make a list.
Write everything down! You’ll thank yourself later. Before you pack even one box, create a simple record keeping system. Create a computer-printed list of numbers with a space to write the contents. Or have a spiral-bound notebook for the job. You’ll place a number on EVERY box you pack and list the contents on your list. Don’t put the list down unless it’s in a place you’ll call Packing Central. This is where you’ll find your labels, marking pens, box tape, and other supplies. When describing the box contents, be specific — “A-D files” is better than “files”, and “Tulip dishes” rather than “misc. kitchen”.