Packing to move is stressful. One of the most important things to do is pace yourself when packing. Start by packing items that are not going to be used until after you move. Remember to get lots of moving supplies in advance. Different size packing boxes, packing tape and packing paper.
Start by organizing your:
Decide if you are going to
Everything that you are going to get rid of make sure to remove it from your home within 2 days. Haul off any items that are to be thrown away. Items that you are going to keep need to be organized. Anything that can be packing early needs to be packed and labeled.
Off season items like winter/summer clothes
Small decor pieces
Small appliances seldom used
Memory items, albums, old school items etc
Label your boxes very carefully. If the box is from your bedroom closet and is all shoes and purses, label the box bedroom closet/ purses & shoes. The more accurate the label the easier it will be to unpack and find items if needed.
Keep a clear tote with items that you are going to have to use before and after the move. This tote will go with you in your car for easy access.
Small arrangement of tools that you may need
extension cords and power strips.
First aid kit
Another clear tote will be needed for;
Expensive or important breakables
Let Everyone Know That You Are Moving Now that you have a New Address, complete your Change of Address notices, and mail them to the following. Keep in mind that the post office will forward your mail for up to one year, but they do expect that you are sending notices to everyone who sends you mail.
Friends and relatives
Magazine and mail order subscriptions
Professional organizations of which you are a member
Clubs, social or civic organizations with mailings
Charge accounts, insurance carriers, and creditors