Are there any tips on how to get ready to move?
Before you begin planning your move:
- Buy a small notebook.
The notebook should fit in a pocket or purse and clip a pen to it. Keep the notebook with you at all times before your move, and put all your moving notes, dates, etc. in that one notebook. Every day, start a new page and write down everything you need to do as you think of it. At the end of the day, go over your notes and organize what needs to be done. Make a "To Do" list for the next day.
- Get a cardboard accordion file.
Keep the file in a prominent place at home. Don't move it until you're ready to go out the door on moving day. Keep all your important papers that have to do with the move in this file.
- Get a sturdy cardboard box with a cover.
Label the box "Important," and keep it close to you as you sort and pack. As you come to things you don't have time to figure out where they belong - notes from friends, stray pictures, pieces of toys, etc. - throw them into the box to sort through after you move.