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Preparing for Your Move

Packing calls for a lot of preparation as well as organization. When moving, you’ve got a bit of work cut out for you. In order to allow things easily, it is important that you know just where to start as well as where to finish. Outside of getting everything packed in boxes, there are many things that you will have to take care of in order to allow for a smooth transition out of your old home and into your new one.

Before You Leave Your Old Home:

One of the things that you’ll want to ensure is that all your important documents are safely stowed away. A great way to arrange passports, birth certificates, medical documents, insurance policies and other documents is to file them in a folder. Offer them extra protection with a plastic paper sleeve. This will prevent them from getting crush lines, and creases, as well as protect them from liquids. File everything in alphabetical order in your folder so that they can easily be located when needed. Before you depart, get out your planner and cross check the contents of your folder with the list that you had made, just to ensure that every document is in place.

You’ll also want to have the children prepared for the transition. Your children probably have a lot of favorite. Favorite toys, favorite books, favorite blankets, favorite T-Shirts. Because you have limited space, you’ll want to allow each child to choose a certain amount of items that they are allowed to pack in their backpack.

For example

  • 2 toys
  • 2 boys
  • 1 blanket

You’ll also need to pack another bag, an essential bag. This should contain a change of clothing for each member of the family, pajamas, underwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wash cloths, towels, toiletries and everything else that you may need on the first night in your new home. This will make things easier as you won’t have to go scavenging through boxes in order to get everyone ready for bed.

Ensure that you have labeled and counted all your boxes. Request that the moving company you are using positions the boxes in the rooms highlighted on the boxes. If they follow your instructions, things will be again very easy for you, as you won’t have any heavy lifting to do once you get to your new residence.

Once you have moved out, you’ll need to go over your with the vacuum cleaner and a mop one more time in order to get rid of dust and dirt that may have made its way in or had been hiding underneath your boxes. Have one parent take the children to a new home and one stay back to take care of the cleaning. This is also a good time to do one last look around, making sure that all cupboards, rooms and drawers have been emptied, and you are not leaving anything behind.

Changing your address is another thing that you’ll need to take care of. You’ll want to ensure that your family and friends as well as the post office knows just where to send your mail in the future. This will prevent you from not receiving important documents, thus having to drive back and forth to your old home and bother the new residents for your mail.

You will also want to pack your air mattresses separately. If you have not got enough air mattresses borrow from family and friends who are willing to lend them to you.

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