How to Plan A Move – Change is the only constant, and moving out or moving into a new place is an exciting part of life. Is your family growing? Have you found the one that you would want to settle in with? Are you in search for the perfect home? Or do you want to move on? Well, whatever your reason for the move we can all agree that it’s not an easy task.
Getting it all organised is rather difficult to pull off, and you don’t want to leave behind important things, right? So, rather listing it in your memory and hope everything gets done in time, it’s a good idea to make a solid plan in advance. List down all the things that will be necessary to be included in your relocation strategy
- Don’t forget to take care of your address change details first off– I know you’re looking forward to finishing unpacking all the stuff at your new place, and maybe celebrating it with a beer or something, right? You don’t want to ruin that moment by realizing that you still have to do the more tedious and boring details. Save yourself the frustration by taking care your change of address request first. Notifying the post office, bank and other important people and subscription will surely save you the hassle. Check them off from your list while you’re still not bound to packing and the other more physical tasks you need to take care later on.
- Write down your to-do list of moving task – When you got a lot of stuff, kids or pets to consider in moving, then you’ve got so much to remember. A list will help you sort everything out. Plus the checking off when you completed a task is a satisfying feeling, don’t you think so? Don’t forget to make an inventory list as well, this will help you on your unpacking process.
- Don’t buy packing supplies – Moving is a stressful and money-draining task. Even if you’re moving to a more cheaper place, the process of moving will still cost a lot. Packing doesn’t need to add to that cost, you can get in touch with the stores that you buy your groceries with, and ask if they could give you any extra boxes. Finding the right store and right people will make a lot of difference. Make sure that you have extra boxes for all the things that you need to pack with you.
- Take pictures of your old room- Yes, I know you can’t replicate your old room to your new place, but taking pictures on how some things are placed will help your unpacking and organisation a little bit faster. You won’t be figuring out how to hook up some of your stuff because you have the picture of how you it should look like.
- Line Up Professional Movers – It’s not easy to walk up and down the stairs with countless boxes to carry with you, or you’re moving across the country and your car is not big enough – hiring professional movers will not hurt you. Yes, they can be a bit expensive, but you can always get a cheap one if you know how to look for them. Line them up, don’t just take the first one you get, look for the cheaper option.
- Prep your new place before the move – If you need to paint, or fix some damage, or change any room structure; it’s a good idea to do it before moving in. In this way, it won’t stain your furniture or your carpets.
- Put the trash to the bin – Sort your things out, label the things that you won’t need or things that have piled up in your basement. If you don’t need it then it’s a trash, if it’s a trash it should belong to the bin.
And this is how you plan a move. That’s all, folks. 😉
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Mansfield – Cliff Eberhardt will be the featured act during the season finale of the Rose Garden Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
Eberhardt takes center stage the night of the Rose Garden’s 25th annual Performing Songwriter Competition. This year’s contestants, Ric Allendorf, of Middleboro, Mass.; Rob Flax, of Boston, Mass., and Abbye West Pates, of Memphis, will square off by performing two songs each for a panel of three music-industry judges.
Doors open for the 8 p.m. show at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $18 and may be purchased at www.rosegardenfolk.com. Tickets are also available at the door for $22.
The Rose Garden’s all-volunteer staff serves home-baked dessert items and hot and cold drinks of the season before the show and during intermission. The Rose Garden is located at The Congregational Church of Mansfield, 17 West St., and is wheelchair-accessible and alcohol-free.
Yes, we understand that you wanted to pack less, but sometimes you have to get your wardrobe ready for anything that may come up that requires a different outfit. Weather, surprise event, or a new love found abroad! So we are giving you packing tips on how to fit more stuff in your suitcase.
1. Roll your clothes
Well-traveled people probably aware about this secret: You don’t just fold your clothes, you roll them. Here’s an image from Brightside that will help me with my point:
2. Use your shoes
Of course you’d bring your shoes, so maybe put it into some use. Put some of the stuff that would fit in it, so you’ll have extra space. How brilliant, right?
3. Use zip-lock bags
Buy zip-lock bags in various sizes and fill them in. It will help you shrink bulky clothes like jackets and sweaters into compact unit, wrinkle-free.
4. Bundle packing method
This method will allow you to fit more in your luggage, it will prevent anything from folds, creases and wrinkles. Fill a small pouch with soft material items like socks, underwear and etc. and the wrapping the larger clothing items around the pouch to form a bundle. Here’s an image from United Explorers to show you how it’s done. Click the link for the video.
5. Zip it and add more
Have you tried zipping in the overflowing stuff in your luggage, then shoving it so hard that when you open it again, it creates more space for extra stuff? Well, it works. Try it.
That’s all, folks! I hope these points help you with your packing. 😉
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