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Getting Acclimated

You may be eager to get online and check your e-mails once you arrive at your new home, but it's best to let your computer "acclimate" itself to room temperature before plugging it in. This tip applies to other electronics as well -- televisions, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, etc.

To Stack or Not to Stack ...

Plates should be packed on end/edge (vertically), rather than placed flat and stacked. And, for those of you old enough to still have record albums, they should also be packed on end/edge, not stacked in a pile. For the record, eight track cartridges can be packed any way you like :)

If You Have Pets ...

Moving day can be hectic and having a dog or cat running around the house (or worse, out of the house if you've got a runner) won't do you - or your pet - any good at all. To help keep your pet calm (and you sane!), try to arrange for a friend to watch your pet for you at their house. You'll be glad you did!

Where Can You Be Reached?

Before the van foreman leaves your current residence for your new home, make sure to give him a phone number (or two) where you can be reached. It's also a good idea to provide him with an alternate contact in case you can't be reached. If your moving company is trying to find you -- you need to be findable.

Write It Down!

You're likely to be running around like crazy on moving day, but don't forget to make a note of your shipment registration number and keep it with you in case you need to call your mover with questions about your shipment. Better to have it and not need it than wish you had taken a moment to write it down.