Trans4mind Home Page
~ A Journey of Self-Discovery ~

Explore Article Library


It's Almost Moving Time Again - Be Prepared And Keep It Stress Free

By Steve L. Madsen

It won't be long before the grip of winter begins to break, the weather warms up and the tradition on moving over the 3 day Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us. The stress of this big event is enough to strike fear in the heart of almost anyone, but the anxiety can be minimized and kept under control with some simple planning ahead of time.

Once the new location has been found and secured, the next step is planning for the move itself. Before you start boxing everything in sight, sit back and plan it out.

Use some of these tips and techniques to help make things go more smoothly and reduce the chances of something going wrong and your belongings being damaged.

- Set aside any items you may need between the time you pack and unpack. Items such as medications, toothbrushes, soap, important papers, etc. If you will need to make overnight stops along the way, make sure you make a list of the things you will need. Pack these items separately and pack them last - this way they're not buried and you can find them.

- It may be a good idea to do the same thing with some items you will need on the first day.

- Before starting to pack, make sure you have made an inventory list of high cost items such as computers, cameras and other electronic equipment. Make sure you also have the serial numbers written down as well.

- Make sure you have the following handy as you get ready to start packing - a supply of different size boxes, tape, scissors, markers, bubble wrap, newsprint(preferably blank), packing peanuts and maybe some stretch film.

- Pack one room at a time, keeping the weight of boxes at a reasonable level. Mark each box with its proper room and contents. Some people will number the boxes instead if they are having a moving and storage company load, store and then unload the boxes. This might reduce the chances of valuables disappearing during the move if the boxes don't announce their contents. Keep your own list of what is in each numbered box and which room it will go into upon arrival.

- Pack books on end and keep the weight in mind.

- Use stretch film to hold doors, drawers and cushions in place. 5" clear stretch film on a handy dispenser is ideal for this. Don't forget to make use of any empty space in the drawers - fill them with light weight things so as not to overload. It can also be used to wrap rugs, fishing rods, golf clubs and other long items that need to be kept together.

- Pack valuables such as jewelry, coin collections and stock certificates separately and keep them with you.

- If you are loading the moving truck yourself, plan how you will need to do this. Think about how you would want to unload everything at your new location. Remember - first on, last off. Begin by loading the truck with the things you will want to have come off last. When you're done loading the truck, the items you will want and need first and/or most will be right there, ready to come in.

- If anything needs to be disassembled to make the trip, bag the hardware and attach to the item or put in a drawer.

- Foam or cardboard can be used to wrap around table and chair legs or arms to protect the finish. NEVER apply tape directly to furniture surfaces as the finish can be ruined.

- Depending on the distance and time that will be involved in your move, you may want to also have a short term provisions plan. Things such as paper plates, paper towels, plastic knives, forks and spoons, snacks, beverages, trash bags, first aid kit including pain relievers and some moist towelettes can go a long way in getting you through to the end.

A little common sense and some pre-planning will not only help reduce the stresses of moving but will also help get everything to its new location in one piece and without incident. Take some time to plan out as much of the move as possible and have what you will need at hand when the time comes. Plan for the packing and pack with a plan!

About The Author
Steve Madsen is the owner of www.pacnseal.com, a Suffolk, Virginia based packing and shipping supply company that ships throughout the US and Canada. He has written numerous articles to help business owners with their packaging operations and participates on several internet forums answering questions and offering advice.

info@pacnseal.com


AND EXPLORE...

Addictions
Astrology
Careers & Employment
Communication
Creativity
Dating
Depression
Diabetes
Diets
Divorce
Education
Environment
Ethics
Exercise
Family
Goal-Setting
Grief & Loss
Happiness
Health
Kids & Teens
Leadership
Love
Marriage
Meditation
Nutrition
Organizing
Parenting
Psychology
Public Speaking
Relationships
Schools
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Spirituality
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure
Women
Writing


From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Want to renew your life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of holistic personal development...
Start off with a Free Life Assessment and a Free Consultation...
 

Have a question about Trans4mind Training?

Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Our Fees?
Email Peter Shepherd

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
 

Welcome to the New Wave in Meditation Technology

Click here to learn more about the iAwake Profound Meditation Program
The iAwake Profound Meditation Program
is a way of enhancing your meditation practice, making meditation not only easier and more enjoyable, but also more efficient and effective.
Profound Meditation provides the smoothest, deepest, richest, most profound meditation experience available anywhere...
Here is a link to a free 20-minute track from iAwake Technologies - a sample of the type of tools that will deepen your meditation immediately and help you quickly become a successful meditator. It's the opening track of iAwake's flagship product, the Profound Meditation Program, called the iAwake Experience...
Learn More and Download the iAwake Experience
We think you'll find this technology a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self - and you can get started today!
And here's a fantastic resource for self-education...

The World of Inspiration eLibrary

World of Inspiration
A treasure trove of personal development wisdom

Step inside. Just like a real library, there are thousands of quality eBooks presented on three "floors" and in different "rooms." To purchase your $15 Lifetime Membership to the World of Inspiration eLibrary, click the following button:

Payment is made through our secure transaction agent, PayPal.
The transaction is in the language and currency of your choice.
"I want to just say 'WOW!' This collection is probably the best money I ever spent! I've already received many times over in personal enrichment after just 9 days. I've had a past metaphysical background, but even newcomers to this material will really benefit. Thanks again." ~ J.S. (Pennsylvania, USA)
"The collection is everything which you promised. And more! A superb contribution to the good of the world. Many thanks indeed." ~ R.P. (Georgia, USA)
"Just a short note of thanks for the library. I've only had membership for several days now but I already feel this is perhaps the most interesting compilation I have yet seen. Worth far more than the price of admission. The browser linked structure works well and makes it easy to manage such a large storehouse of information. It is rarely that I find something I like as much as this or that I feel strongly enough to write a note like this." ~ P.W. (Minnesota, USA)
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd