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Steph, DH Jason (1-1-11), DS Owen (10-3-03) and DS Kai (10-13-11)
Originally Posted by hsumam11
Some tips we've gathered:
Now is a great time to declutter - whatever you don't want to move gets donated (freecycle it or salvation army pickup) or thrown away.
Get onto freecycle.org and ask for boxes - someone is always moving.
Number and label all boxes (ie. LR 1 - 10 for 'living room' 1 - 10) and make a list of what is in each box. That way, there is no tearing thru all the boxes trying to find the spoons or whatever when you don't feel like unpacking yet. We were also able to unpack in a fairly organized way. Also, you can easily find out which box (and what stuff) is missing, on the off chance that the moving company loses it.
If you have kids, hire a sitter and get them entertained out of the way when you're moving and packing/unpacking, if you're moving yourselves...or need them to not unpack what you've just packed.
And if you can think ahead to what you'll need for the first night, like the pp said, pack it in a marked box so you don't need to dig everywhere for stuff.
And make sure you're set with food and drinks for the first night, too. HTH
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