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Helping friends and relatives move is one of life’s many joys. Make it a breeze with these tips!

Plan ahead

  • Shop moving companies at least a month before you move.
  • Sort your belongings into three categories:

1. Things to be tossed, recycled or given away;
2. Things to be packed ahead of time; and
3. Things to keep handy until moving day.

  • Arrange childcare and/or petcare for moving day.

Stay cool

  • Wear light, close-fitting clothing to avoid getting snagged on obstacles.
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes – exposed feet are prone to injury.
  • Drink plenty of water, and avoid sugary drinks that speed dehydration.
  • Take lots of breaks! Stop for water and a snack in the shade every hour or so.

Protect your belongings

  • Take heat-sensitive electronics, house plants, pets, candles and medicines with you in an air-conditioned car.
  • Pack and load basic kitchen and bathroom items last. Label theses boxes “Open First.”

Recruit help

  • If you hire movers, offer them cold water and provide somewhere for them to take periodic breaks.

Thinking of a move yourself? Call me to talk about listing your property and finding a new one!