Clearly label your boxes
If you clearly label your moving boxes with what room they need to go into, it will make the entire move process that much more streamlined. You can also add a key item to the label to you have an idea as to what is in the box. Here are some examples: Kitchen / Glasses, Master Bathroom – Linens or Tommy’s Bedroom – toys
Use the same size boxes
Using the same size boxes will help streamline the process, really it will! If all of the boxes are the same size and clearly labeled, then it will be easy to sort through them when unloading at your destination. Using the same size boxes will also make stacking and storing that much easier.
Pack unneeded items first
Take clothes for example. In Minnesota we have two distinct clothing seasons, bundled up and next to nothing. If its winter, pack the swimsuits first. If you’re moving in summer, pack that parka!
Make a “survival box”
This box should be an odd size box so it sticks out easily. You should pack anything that you must have immediately when you get to your new home. Having everything handy in this one off box will make your moving experience much more enjoyable and tolerable. Coffee maker and cups? Tooth brushes and tooth paste? Soap? Paper towels? Pen and a note pad? All good ideas for your survival box!
Make arrangements for kids
Not really a packing tip, but moving day is already hectic enough. Save yourself the stress and drop the kids off at Grandma and Grandpas for the day!