• Bring out the boxes and start packing the items you won’t be using in the coming weeks. Label the boxes with the room the items belong to. This will make unpacking systematic. • Make a list of the items that go in each box. You could also take pictures so you’ll know where to find each item. • Decide on whether you’re going to hire a moving company to help you or if you decide to do it yourself. If hiring, now is a good time to finalize the details of your big move. • Enlist the help of family and friends. Let them know when they can come and help you with packing, or with unpacking. • Update all personal documents that include your address. Notify your employer, banks, and insurance companies of your change in address.
TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE BIG MOVE
• Clean up every room once you’ve packed all the items in it. • Disassemble furniture that you won’t be using in the following days and pack or prepare for moving. • Set aside all items that you won’t be needing, and schedule for a pickup by the local Salvation Army or any organization you decide to donate them to. If you’re planning on a garage sale, now is the perfect time to do that. • File your leave from work for the days that you’ll be concentrating on the move. • Prepare a suitcase of things that you’ll need on the day of your big move, like towels, toiletries, and clean clothes, etc. • Check the condition of your new place and make sure 89
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