Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Things I learned from moving

1. Bar Keeper's Friend is the best cleaner out there.
2. Moving boxes at Home Depot are 97 cents if you can't get them free off of Craigslist.com
3. Moving vans are more expensive than you would think (also heard that just because you have a reservation does not guarantee you a van)
4. Moving parties are a good idea. You get help moving and get a chance to say goodbye.
5. Pack yourself a suitcase to live out of for a couple days until you are all unpacked in your new place
6. Label your boxes for the room they are to be put in so that they will be set there when taken out of the truck and easier to unpack.
7. Number each box and make a spreadsheet of what is in each to keep track of your belongings in case you need to access something
8. Take pictures of your old place on the exit walk through to guarantee your safety deposit check back
9. When changing your address don't forget about credit cards, banks, registrar of voters, DMV, magazine subscriptions, AAA, Netflix, etc.
10. Go on USPS.com and sign up for easy mail forwarding

1 comment:

  1. I'd never heard of Bar Keeper's Friend until now. That good? I'll have to grab some next time I'm out shopping.