Planning Your Move
Making a list to ease packing confusion
It is best to make a list of different types of items
and list your items by room. This will help you to plan
the best approach to sorting items and boxing them. Make
a list of items that:
- Require special transportation, insurance etc.
- You are prohibited from moving (explosives, hazardous
- Have special legal requirements (guns)
- Need to be organized by weight
- Need to be unpacked first
Organize your packing
It is always faster and easier to pack up your home
or apartment if you can first clear out a room or area
for the packing process. It is best to keep an area set
aside for emptying cabinets, desks, shelves and bookcases.
Mark your boxes on the outside as to what the contents
are and what room they belong in. This will make it easier
to unpack and have the boxes left in the correct room.
Hold on to your valuables
Many people wonder what should they should do when
it comes to moving very valuable items like jewelry, hobby
collections or other rare or one-of-a-kind items. Most
people choose to keep these valuable items in their personal
possession when they move. Although moving companies may
offer to move rare items, you probably will not be able
to insure them for a reasonable replacement value. Some
of your most valuable items are actually priceless because
they have sentimental value to you or your family. It
is always a good idea to keep your sentimental items with
you while you are moving. Put these items in luggage or
boxes that you can move in your car or carry on a plane.