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Super Tip Wednesday: Color Code Boxes While Packing For Move!

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I saw this tip and HAD to share. Its from CORT Furniture Rental. and is part of a larger article by Madison White

I love this!!

Use a color code system (or at least a label system)

The most important thing to remember is to label. You may trust in yourself a lot to remember exactly what is in each box, but when the stress of moving day gets to you, you may not. You want your boxes to be as clear and direct about their contents as possible.

If it helps, try using different colors of tape for the different rooms for your boxes. On those pieces of tape, write more specifically what is in those boxes (silverware, hair tools, etc.). The colors will help you immediately know in what general area things need to go in, and the labels will help you find exactly what you need when it comes time to unpack.

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Organizing

 

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Super Tip Tuesday: Downsize Before You Move

 

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Moving is a GREAT time to downsize! It is a great time to purge too. Here are some tips:

Decide what are priority items. Things you HAVE to take with you to the new place. Usually things like Beds, Tables, towels, pots and pans. But even with those items, you can downsize. Discard old towels that aren’t good; donate any kitchen items you NEVER use.

Recycle old magazines and mail!

Donate or sell old clothes you NEVER wear or don’t fit anymore!

It’s easier to bring less stuff into your new place. It can save you money on truck size for moving, or how you hire movers and their time cost. I’m always looking for ways to save money!

AND you can start fresh in your new home. Start it off right!! No clutter!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Organizing

 

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7 Things To Remember When Moving

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  • If using a moving company take all of the items you don’t want them packing (undies, financial stuff), box yourself and set aside.  If you have things you are taking with you have them set in an area they won’t get in the way.
  • Take the loose items in all of your drawers and put them in a zip lock to bag.  This works especially well for junk drawers.  Then label the bag and put it back in the drawer if you have a moving company.
  • Pack heavy items like books in small boxes, and lighter items like blankets and pillows in larger boxes.  While your packing keep in mind that your going to have to lift that box.
  • If you are looking for smaller boxes, the produce section of your grocery store usually has banana boxes which work great.
  • Pack clothes in suitcases, they are easier to lug around. (Some Tote bags are useful too.)
  • Keep a moving journal with all of the phone numbers you may need.  This includes all of the phone numbers to people you may need to contact for change of address, and moving company phone numbers. In that journal keep a list of all your credit card companies, utilities, and bank accounts.  Have the phone number and account number with them for ease of switching everything.
  • Label your boxes well if packing yourself.  List the main items in the box and the room they go in.
 
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Posted by on July 9, 2015 in Organizing

 

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