Thursday, January 20, 2005

Unscrew Bulbs

Remove all light bulbs before packing your lamps. Simple enough and could very well save you the unpleasantness of opening a moving box and finding broken glass.

Monday, January 17, 2005

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!

Friday, January 14, 2005

Keep Your Old Phone Book

It may seem silly, but take your current phone book with you. At some point in the first few weeks after moving you'll likely need to make a call to a resident or business back in your former hometown.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Something for the Kids ...

Have children write their names and new home address on the cartons from their rooms. This way they can begin to become familiar with their new street and town.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

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.

Monday, January 10, 2005

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.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Packing Tip: What to Take with You

Carry all valuables with you: important legal documents, family medical records, etc.. General rule of thumb: If it’s small enough for you to transport and you’d be devastated if it was lost or damaged, then move it yourself!