Helping friends and relatives move is one of life’s many joys. Make it a breeze with these tips!
Shop moving companies at least a month before you move.
Sort your belongings into three categories:
1. Things to be tossed, recycled or given away;
2. Things to be packed ahead of time; and
3. Things to keep handy until moving day.
Arrange childcare and/or petcare for moving day.
Wear light, close-fitting clothing to avoid getting snagged on obstacles.
Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes – exposed feet are prone to injury.
Drink plenty of water, and avoid sugary drinks that speed dehydration.
Take lots of breaks! Stop for water and a snack in the shade every hour or so.
Protect your belongings
Take heat-sensitive electronics, house plants, pets, candles and medicines with you in an air-conditioned car.
Pack and load basic kitchen and bathroom items last. Label theses boxes “Open First.”
If you hire movers, offer them cold water and provide somewhere for them to take periodic breaks.
Thinking of a move yourself? Call me to talk about putting your property on the market and finding a new one!