Saturday, October 14, 2006

Moving Tip: Preparing for a Move

Anyone who knows me well (or knows me at all!) realizes that I'm a little obsessed in the organization department. One of the ways this has come in handy has been in moving. Here are a few tips that have helped me:

  • Post-Its - A few sticky notes go a long way. Use them to temporarily label all cabinets, drawers, shelves and other storage places in a new house. This makes unpacking go very quickly and can help the first few days in a new house when you don't quite remember where you put everything. I think this works especially well in the kitchen.
  • Measuring Tape - Nothing is more frustrating than finding out the shelf you knew would fit between those two windows is actually half an inch too wide. Measure all the walls in your new home the first chance you have. As you pack your furniture you can quickly measure questionable pieces and consult your notes on the wall measurements. This will save you so much time when moving in!
  • Save Your Mail - During the few weeks before you move save all of your mail, including catalogs. Keep them together in a folder or envelope. Take time one day to contact all of the places you've received mail from - this way you'll be less likely to forget to change your address with all the necessary contacts.
You'll find my moving tips sorted under both "Moving" and "Organization." Hope they help you out!


Monica Ricci said...

Very good moving tips Anna! I've added your blog to my blogroll, by the way. :) ~Monica

Anna said...

Thanks, Monica! More moving tips to come, eventually... :)