It seems to be a time for change for the Habitat team members. While discussing our plans for the week we realized that we are all moving; each member of the Habitat crew is relocating in the next few weeks. Listing the positive and negatives of the packing, hauling and nesting processes helped up discover and put together a list of must having tips and techniques.
Follow the jump to see what we came up with.
Think small - Packing in small boxes is one of the best things you can do for your self. They make staying organized possible and are easier to lift.
Label, Label, Label - Sharpies are your best friends. Using a lot of detail will help you a huge amount while packing, moving and unpacking. Having three dozen boxes labeled kitchen can result in hours of looking for your mother's mixing bowls. Avoid this by adding a lot of description to your boxes, we promise, it's worth it.
Hire Help - Yes, we know, you CAN haul that coach down three stories and then back up another four but, moving is stressful enough. It invades your work, social and home life, you don't need to add physical strain. And lets be honest, we all hate the loading and unload, so skip it, run over to your new house and start making it your own.
Pre-load your refrigerator - Make sure you have plenty of cold drinks and yummy snacks waiting for you at your new home. As we've said, moving is hard so be ready to relax with some of your favorite treats when you are done.
Ok lovelies, we need some help deciding on this last tip. Some of our team members insist that furniture should be the first thing in the truck. That way you can pack around them and hopefully get the most out of each trip. However, the other team members think that furniture should be last thing in, first thing out. So that you can set up your home around your pre placed furniture. Ideally, this will help you avoid having to move a large piece of furniture off the wall to get to a tiny box placed behind it.
Let us know what you think and, good luck!