When you are moving, anyone can tell you to contact the transportation office, check your insurance or research the place you are going to live online. However it’s something else to receive genius moving tips so you can have a great move. Here are some excellent tips from experts in logistics. Charlotte NC military families on the move need to take this advice.
Start Planning Closer to the Move
Logistics specialists highly advise advanced planning for relocation. But do not start stressing out too early. It is not necessary to begin planning months before the actual move. Keep the craziness to a minimum by waiting for the actual transfer orders to arrive.
Create a Moving Binder
During a move you are going to need paperwork more often than you ever dreamed possible. Put together a brightly colored binder with sleeve protectors that contain copies of your orders, birth certificates, social security cards, mortgage documents, rental agreements etc. It will make you feel even more organized than you already are.
Put Your House on a Diet
Every house gains weight between moves. So a move is a perfect time to ask: Who are we now? Then adopt a decluttering technique like going through the house and getting rid of 10 items every day. Throw things away that are broken or used up. Collect items and have a yard sale. Make a drop off at the base thrift store or local collecting bin once a week. Think eBay, Etsy, etc.
Put Your Washer on Overdrive
One of the nice things about a move is that you get a fresh start. It is so much nicer to start over with things that are clean. A month before you move, start washing (or taking to the cleaners) curtains, slipcovers, pillow covers. Make a staging area of your house where the newly cleaned items stay until the packers arrive.
Inventory by Camera
You could inventory everything you own—27 forks, 12, knives, 6 spoons, 182 sippy cups. Or you could fling open your cabinets and take pictures of what you own. You can do the whole house in about an hour. If you need to make a claim, a photo is hard to dispute.
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