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Self Packing? Best 3 Tips That Make For A Better Move

Jul 2, 2008
You know that thousands of people move everyday and everyone of them I'm sure has a story to tell about it. People now a day are so quick to up and move that is why I think that in the moving industry moving businesses are popping up everywhere leaving you with a variety of ways to make your move. I don't think moving is something that should be taken lightly or for granted though in order to save yourself money and aggravation during the process. So if you're interested I have come up with some ways that could help you save on both.

Making a move is so branded in the mind and soul. It's an experience that you will never forget. If you have the monetary luxury of hiring professional packers and movers to make the move for you then you're lucky. If you decided to go the route of utilizing portable moving pods then you have some work to do. However, if you're among the group of people who have to penny pinch their way around the moving process then you know first hand what I mean. You really are just looking for ways to make the whole process a more peaceful experience along with saving money.

First, this main tip is really an important one. It's very important that you you're your life and your possessions organized. I know to some people that may sound easier than saying it, but if you feel that way then you're in for it right before you actually get started. If you have a spouse or an older child that could help you stay on task then utilize that option.

Second, try writing everything down, you know a to-do list. I know you think that you can just wing it and handle the everyday matters as they arise but your asking for a lot of confusion when you're presented with many decisions at one time. The last thing you want to have to think about is now trying to remember if you cancelled the cable company and gage the utility company a shut off date. If you write these things down and keep it handy then you can just refer to it I case you forget.

Third, Along with your to-do list, create a simple record keeping system of the boxes you have packed and from what room they came from and what room it will go to in your new place. You have no idea just how much by doing that it will save you on time and grief trying to figure out what is in boxes when you have so many piled up. It is so instinctual for self movers to unload a box and place it in the first room they come to with the intent to go through it later. That is the biggest waste of time and most aggravating of things to do. So do yourself the favor and mark boxes.

I think you get that point. Whether you're having professional movers come and pack up your home tackling the job of doing it yourself, try to create a system and don't let anyone tell you different. Involve all your family members on that project. Don't put the list down unless it's in a place you'll call Packing Central. This is where you'll find your labels, marking pens, box tape, and other supplies.
About the Author
Comparing rates and services from multiple Door-to-Door and Moving Pods is the best way to saving yourself money. Also do the same for professional Packers & Movers if that is your choice moving method. When companies compete for your business you save money.
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