To say that I have moved a lot would be an understatement. I’ve lived in at least 27 different homes over my 44 years. I didn’t count the temporary housing, short-term and transitional housing along the way. Needless to say, I’ve learned a few things about moving, but with this summer’s move I learned my very favorite moving and packing tip that I absolutely must share. Credit goes to Kristie Holmes, the single most organized Dance Mom I have ever met, for this tip.
First, create a master list of rooms in your home for packing. Second, assign each room of your home a different color of duct tape. Third, create a master list for your new home to assign each room.
As you pack each box attach a piece of the assigned duct tape at the top of the box so that it also overlaps onto the side of the box. Make sure you keep a master list of what room belongs to which tape.
When you get to your new home hang a sheet of paper on the door with a piece of the colored duct tape on it. You can stand at the door with a master list directing people to the correct rooms. Once the unloading has been going on for a while everyone will get the system without your direction.
A color coordinated move makes things super-duper simple. I’m hanging onto my collect of duct tape for our upcoming move next summer.
What is your favorite moving tip that you have learned?