# Fantastic Tips For Moving Without Stress

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```					Fantastic Tips For Moving Without Stress

Tips for moving with a minimum of fuss are all about planning your move. Just as you plan your route

Draw a plan of the new place. Using paper with squares on it means you can easily draw the floor plan to
scale. Look at your furniture (assuming that it is yours). Work out how much space large items take and
scale them down on paper so you can cut out each item and move it around on your floor plan. This will
help to get an idea of how best to place the furniture.

Choose your packaging materials; wrapping, packing tape and containers. You might want to protect the
corners or surfaces of furniture. Professional companies often use blankets or bubble-wrap for this. To
protect glass, first use adhesive tape to make an X from corner to corner. You might also want to tape
unprotected glass corners before wrapping.

Moving wardrobes, bookshelves, desks and cupboards is easier when they are empty. Generally
speaking, filing cabinets are the exception because they can be locked.

Calculate how many boxes or containers you need to pack up all the household paraphernalia. Use the
volume (height, width and depth) of each shelf or storage-area, and add them all together to get the total
volume. If your packing-boxes are all the same size, it is easier to calculate how many you need by
dividing

the total volume by the volume of one box.

Wrap fragile items in newspaper or bubble wrap as you pack them. Scrunch newspaper into balls to fill
any empty spaces around the contents, to give rigidity when stacked. Draw an arrow pointing up on the
sides of each container, so you know which end should be up. Mark 'fragile' boxes, so they do not end up
underneath everything else.

Make a separate list of what goes into each box as you pack. Put a number at the top, and label the box
with that same number. You can even plan which one will go to each room using this method.

Get enough labor to carry everything. Using the principles you learned above, work out how much space
your transport holds. This way you can be sure how many trips you will need to move everything but be
sure not to exceed the permitted load or weight for the vehicle.

Plan to have food ready when you get to your destination. You might want to keep your kettle and some
other items handy. Bedding, a change of clothes, something to drink from, towels, toiletries and
medication need to be accessible. Think about what you will need to do before you sleep on the night that
you arrive.

Some people prepare inadequately for their move. By being haphazard, or rushing your move, it can
become nightmarish. Consider it from the perspective of unloading and unpacking. Moving is an easily
conquered art provided you take your time, think it over, and plan it thoroughly. It depends on how you
approach it.

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