Make an essentials box

Similar to having a carry-on when you board a plane. You are going to need certain things once you get to the new place and you don't want to have to sift through all boxes just to find your essentials like a toothbrush, an extra set of clothes, mobile phone charger,...

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Utilize an essential box

If you are moving electronics, the best and most protective boxes are the original boxes the items were purchased...

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Wrap things well

Use paper and bubble wrap for anything fragile and make sure any liquids are stored in a tightly sealed container. You don't want the unpleasant surprise of opening a box only to find out the shampoo or the cologne has spilled all over clothing or...

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Economize on space

Instead of having an individual box for everything, look for ways to utilize larger items such as suitcases and baskets to store smaller items. This will help to maximize the amount of floor and vertical space you have at your...

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Spreadsheets

Perhaps the overarching message of all the other packing tips on this list is: Stay organized. The best way to stay organized is to keep track of what you have done and you plan to do.

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Be a smart packer

The bottom line is, smart packers have successful move. This means doing things like packing heavier items in small boxes and light items in even smaller...

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Things to add to your all fall fall to do list

1.Perform a pantry audit. Remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves, and vacuum away any lingering dust or crumbs 2.Test and clean your smoke detectors 3.Flip your mattress 4.Shampoo your carpet 5.Vacuum all upholstered surfaces

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Label everything

When in doubt, always label things during a move. Better to go overboard on the labels than not know what you are putting into the truck or what box you are opening up once you get to the new...

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Organize things based on category

This is one tip you can't do without. The best way to keep things manageable and to not get overwhelmed by the amount of organization it takes to pack up an entire household is to categorize your belongings based on use or location in the home. Some example's of...

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Be selective

A big mistake that many people make when moving is trying to take absolutely everything. Many people think that just because something was in location A, it automatically needs to be transported to location B. That's not the case! Weed out the belongings that no...

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