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Moving Tips

Part of our series on Moving.

Make a list or lists of what you need to do and when.

Write everything down! You’ll thank yourself later. Before you pack, create a simple record keeping system. Creating a computer printed list of numbers with a space to write the contents will save you time!

Or have a spiral-bound notebook for the job. You’ll place a number on EVERY box you pack and list the contents on your list. Don’t put the list down unless it’s in a place that you will remember – The same place where you’ll find your goods labels, marking pens, sticky tape, and other bits and pieces. When describing the box contents, be specific — “A-D files” is better than “files”, and “Cooking dishes” rather than “misc. kitchen”.

Have plenty of boxes handy. Ask your Capital Self Storage Manager for advice on your packing needs.

You’ll need plenty of boxes and more than you think, and having enough boxes will make your life easier!

Set aside at least 10 cartons to use for last minute items on moving day, such as bedding, clothing, and cleaning gear. You’ll need strong packaging tape to close up the boxes securely. Use butchers paper available from your manager or packing paper or bubble wrap to wrap and cushion household goods. Again, you’ll need lots more supplies than you thought, so get extra so the packing can go smoothly.