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Moving to a New Home? How To Pack!

So you're packing up and moving house? Take heart - you can make things easier on yourself and on your family with our helpful hints on the following pages. Plus, no one likes to feel that they are surrounded by clutter and chaos during the transition, and it is possible to maintain a sense of home decor and continuity during the busy-ness. Choose from the links below to help get organized and ready for the big day!

Home Decor Help: Moving and Packing Guide

Packing And Moving Preparations: At one time in their lives, most people will have to move. Packing and accomplishing any move, no matter how near or far, takes preparation. more...

How and When Should Packing Be Done? No two people are going to pack alike.  One person will swear that room by room, everything at once, is the only way to go, while another will insist that each room will require two packing sessions. more...

How Long Will Packing Really Take? As long as it takes, within reason, of course.  Some rooms can be packed in a few hours; others may take two or more days. more...

What is A Relocation Guide? Any time a person is faced with a new or different experience, “forewarned is forearmed”.  This is especially true of a move. more...

The Five Most Important Packing Tips: You've always wanted to know ...

More Packing Tips for Moving Day: Organization is crucial for a successful move.  For this reason, a list (or a whole bunch of lists, if needed) can be a lifesaver.  Sometimes, just writing things down serves to lower the stress level. more...

Packing Your Home Office: The best part of packing is re-organizing your possessions and getting rid of things you no longer need. This allows you to reduce the clutter in your life. For many, this is a relieving experience. more...

Pack Your Bathroom: Ultimately packing is determined by how clean you keep your living space and in this case, your bathroom. When it comes to items in the bathroom, many things are liquid and can easily leak on other things in your box. more...

Packing the Kitchen: Often times a kitchen has more breakables then other rooms in the house. It also is a place where many things are stored and most of the packing is done. From silverware to glassware as well as dried foods, packing a kitchen can be time consuming. more...

Packing Closets: Closets should be emptied completely, and the contents sorted through before being packed. If it can’t be used in the new home, or hasn’t been used in a year, it does not need to be packed. more...

Packing the Game Room: The best way to begin packing a game room is to pick a “starting point”. Either begin at the door and work around the room, or begin at the far corner and end at the door, whichever way is best. more...

Packing the Bedroom: Bedrooms will probably be the last rooms where packing occurs.  However, guest bedrooms or little-used bedrooms can be packed sooner. more...

Packing the Garage: This will probably be the hardest area to pack, as garages are notorious for being used to store everything BUT the family car.  To make it worse, many items in a garage are very small. more...

Moving Your Pets: Most people tend to forget that pets feel stress just as humans do.  And, very often, they pick up on the stress that their owners are feeling. more...

Moving & Storage: The old phrase “you can’t take it with you” can sometimes apply to moving.  This is especially true when circumstances occur that prevent one from being able to move into a new residence, but for some reason or another must be out of the “old place” as soon as possible. more...

Simplifying the Moving Process - Downsizing: The only way to successfully accomplish that is by first and foremost making up your mind that some things are going to have to go. Deciding what goes and what stays will probably not be easy, but it will be necessary. more...

Your Moving Checklist - Making It and Checking It Twice (or Three Times!): Packing is only a small part of the moving process.  There are other things that must be done before everything is completed more...

Making Storage Arrangements: Sometimes, it is just not possible to take or have EVERY item that you own to a new residence.  The reasons that this may occur are almost endless. more...

MOVING DAY!  It’s finally here: Everything is packed (hopefully) and loaded or ready to be loaded, the movers (professional or otherwise) have arrived, and it’s time to get out of the old hose and get into the new one. more...

Packing and Moving the New York Way: It’s probably not that much different from any other way, but there are some tips in here that have literally been tested and proven to work. more...

What are Self-Storage Units? Self-storage units and facilities differ somewhat, but all of them provide the same thing--extra space.  Most of them are very economical, especially if the use will be short-term. more...

To Sell It Or Move It? That Is The Question: Should furniture be kept or sold when a move is inevitable?  That depends on a lot of things. more...

Did the Moving Company Take Too Long? That depends on a number of factors.  Was everything packed and ready to go when the movers arrived, or did they have to wait around while last-minute details that shouldn’t have been last minute were attended to? more...

Home Decor Help: Packing Guide For Students

Packing for College: Going to college almost always requires moving—whether to a dormitory room, fraternity or sorority residence, or a rented house or apartment.  And, moving requires packing. more...

Packing for A Dorm: Take the guesswork out of what to take to college by using this checklist.  Add or delete according to your needs. Take more clothing and underwear than you think you will need, taking into consideration weather changes in your area. more...

Save On Packing Supplies: Think “double-duty”.  Can a soft item, such as a pillow, blanket, or set of sheets be used to cushion a fragile lamp or piece of electronic equipment?  Can a pillowcase double as a “sack”? more...

Packing Tips for Students Studying Abroad: If you have been afforded a wonderful opportunity to study abroad, you will want to take time to give careful consideration to what you will really need to pack for your adventure. more... 

Packing the Easy Way: Ultimately, packing depends on how many possessions you own. Packing is also determined by the amount of breakables that you possess as well. more...

Moving Inexpensively: The more efficiently packing is accomplished, the more time and money will be saved.  Proper packing ensures that belongings are secure and that loading and unloading can be done quicker. more...