Moving to a new home, whether across town or across the country, is always a major endeavor. And it can be an enormous and expensive enterprise. If you’re planning to sell and move in the near future, here are some ideas that can help you save time and energy. In addition, you’ll have some protection in case something gets damaged or lost during the move.
- Label all boxes and items with the name of the destination room. Use big, bold lettering in permanent marker. You can make the system even better by color coding. Lettering in red might indicate boxes bound for the kitchen, while green could be the garage and blue an office.
- Be sure to clearly mark boxes containing fragile items like glassware, or boxes that must always be kept upright to prevent shifting and breakage.
- Give each box and item a number. And keep a list of all the numbers and note about the item or general contents of the box and the destination room.
- Use a cell phone to photograph each box or item.