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Old 07-07-2010, 06:42 AM
 
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We are closing either tomorrow or Friday, gonna go Friday night and give everything a good clean, it has already been painted recently and I am happy with all the colors. Any advice on how to stay and keep everything organized for the move. We have been living in a two bedroom apt and are up grading to almost 2000 sq ft of living space. I want to be able to keep everything nice and tidy and not let it get junked up.. Any advice would be greatful, thank you.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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We are closing either tomorrow or Friday, gonna go Friday night and give everything a good clean, it has already been painted recently and I am happy with all the colors. Any advice on how to stay and keep everything organized for the move. We have been living in a two bedroom apt and are up grading to almost 2000 sq ft of living space. I want to be able to keep everything nice and tidy and not let it get junked up.. Any advice would be greatful, thank you.
Sounds like an in town move? Those are much easier than a cross country move.... trust me. Super simple, box up your stuff by room and try to keep the same types of items or items that relate to on another in each box. Than do yourself a favor and use a sharpie to write what's in the box. Let me go see what I have on one of my boxes.......

Okay, I'm back. I have a small box that is marked Office and says 'Wireless Router, Computer Cords, CDs, Mouse, Power Adapters, Speakers'.

If you end up buying boxes buy mostly Small boxes and Medium Boxes. Only use Large and Extra Large boxes for very large items. It sucks loading a large box with a bunch of tiny stuff. Complete pain in the rear to unpack.

Good Luck
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Pack like you're going on an overnight trip---pack an overnight bag with a few essentials you will need immediately. a change of clothes, toiletries, meds, etc, and keep that with you. Last in first out, so when you get to your new place you aren't faced with a sea of boxes and can't figure out which one your toothbrush is in

Another few tips of mine---

anything opened gets tossed, even if its an in-town move. don't rist taking open bottles of shampoo, cleaning products, etc. Its not worth the mess if it spills.

Don't take foodstuffs. Get rid of it, especially anything opened,or with sugar, like jello, cereal, you don't want to store "ant bait".

guard your valuables closely, you will have a lot of people all over your place. Don't label boxes "Grandma's valuable jewelry" label it something not of interest to anyone else.

Last move I locked up my important papers and jewelry in a safe deposit box, then claimed them on the way out of town, once all the "helpers" were gone.

Keep some cash out for fast food, you will get hungry and can't be expected to cook even simple meals for a few days.

I always have a box called "open first" obviously packed last. I pack essentials, like toilet paper, soap, paper towels, cat food, paperware like paper plates, plastic forks, etc.I always set up my bathrooms first, for obvious reasons, nothings worse than needing to go and no TP
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