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Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?

 
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
Invest in a couple of tape guns and keep them spaced around the house. If you only have one tape gun you can never find it when you need it.
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Tie a long string to a pair of scissor and hang it from a nail on the wall. Do the same with your marking pen. That way you don't have to hunt around for them.
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If you have something really expensive don't write it on the contents of the box. It just says "Steal Me." It is a good idea, though, specify which room the box should end up in, i.e., kitchen, bdrm #1, garage, L.R., Din.Rm., like that. That way you don't have to stand at the front door while the moving guys say "where do you want this box".
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Be sure you order pizza for all the workers at the destination. You won't be able to find dishes etc and pizza can be eaten with no utensils and it tastes super good when you are tired and hungry.
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You will need cleaning supplies accessible when you arrive. You should unpack your kitchen boxes FIRST. Unpack one room at a time, not randomly everywhere. Keep the boxes CLOSED unless you are planning to put everything in the box away where it belongs.
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Be careful not to pack up shit you're gonna need before you move. Nothing more frustrating than digging through boxes looking for something you shouldn't have packed yet...
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Yes, I am keeping this in mind.
 Quoting: Astral Goat



Have a box designated for just those things you'll need within the next day or so after you get to your new place, such as coffee pot, coffee, sugar, powdered creamer, razor, towel, soap, hairbrush, clean underwear, tools for assembling furniture, pillow, etc.

The color coding idea previously mentioned is great. Use specific colors for each area or room in the house. You can buy colored stickers or use colored marking pens.

If anyone is helping you be sure they know the color codes. Tape a piece of paper with the proper color on each door or on a large wall for open areas.

When you label a box, write on the ends-- not the top. When boxes are stacked up you can't see the tops.

Make notes to yourself regarding which boxes certain important items are in if it would be helpful. It's easier than writing a long list on the side of the box.

Last Edited by Ralph--a house dog on 01/03/2013 09:57 PM
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if you're a lesbian, lickitty split!!

if you're a faggot, pack your shit!!!!
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
If you have something really expensive don't write it on the contents of the box. It just says "Steal Me." It is a good idea, though, specify which room the box should end up in, i.e., kitchen, bdrm #1, garage, L.R., Din.Rm., like that. That way you don't have to stand at the front door while the moving guys say "where do you want this box".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27352798


Completely forgot about moving men- sorry! We always moved within the same town and just had friends with their vehicles or rented a U-Haul.

Edit: If moving with trusted friends in a safe neighborhood or moving by one's self in same neighborhood (i.e. it's safe to do so) label what is inside to avoid confusion. If unsafe to do so, use stickers or another way that at least YOU know what's inside (like the iPad idea, I get it now!) :)
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
I'm making an inventory of boxes and contents on my iPad and trying to group like items together to the room they are going into.
 Quoting: Astral Goat


This, right here, tells me you're an anal and weird fuck that needs no advice about moving.

Have you EVER moved before? You're using an "iPad" to inventory and catalog all of your boxes and contents? What the fuck is the matter with you?

Pack your shit, write on the box what it is, MOVE on. Wait, do you also cover your couch with a banner that reads, "Couch", then document this on your iPad?

Pfft. Grow up.
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I had a friend that would always move on super bowl Sunday.
He would have a keg at his new place you would not believe how fast a few guys can move someone out
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I'm making an inventory of boxes and contents on my iPad and trying to group like items together to the room they are going into.
 Quoting: Astral Goat


This, right here, tells me you're an anal and weird fuck that needs no advice about moving.

Have you EVER moved before? You're using an "iPad" to inventory and catalog all of your boxes and contents? What the fuck is the matter with you?

Pack your shit, write on the box what it is, MOVE on. Wait, do you also cover your couch with a banner that reads, "Couch", then document this on your iPad?

Pfft. Grow up.
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
Ok, moving out of a one bedroom apartment to house.

I've got a lot of shit.

Packing right now. Trying to do at least 3-4 boxes each night.

Any tips or suggestions?

I'm making an inventory of boxes and contents on my iPad and trying to group like items together to the room they are going into.

I move at the end of the month.
 Quoting: Astral Goat


throw everything into a box truck and get out fast. Then party it up once in the house and take every thing out drunk its fun trust me lol i hated living there at 322 apt 2R i hated the second floor people wish i could of ran them over and over just a nice thought :)
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
I move at the end of the month.
 Quoting: Astral Goat


Hold off on packing yet. Packing always goes much faster than anticipated.

When I was a teenager I worked for a moving company for a summer and we packed and moved all your sh** in a matter of hours.

You will find yourself going through the boxes a number of times looking for something you need if you start packing already.
 Quoting: Psych


I worked for a moving company once, and one day we found ourselves working for some creep whose house was full of fleas. We told the bastard to go fuck himself.
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
I keep running out of boxes!

When will this end??!?!?!?!?!

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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
I keep running out of boxes!

When will this end??!?!?!?!?!

 Quoting: Astral Goat


did you think about getting rid of stuff? lol giving things to charity etc?i guess its a bit late for that now lol.
If you go to supermarkets ask for some boxes-cheaper than buying them from moving companys(fruit shops are good too, they have those waxed small boxes with handles that are great for heavy books.).
Also those large plastic tubs with lids(rectangle shaped) are great and can be used to store stuff in after moving.
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
The main thing taking up all the boxes.

BOOKS.
 Quoting: Astral Goat


Keep all the books!!! And you know why:) The are expensive to move though. I just went through this in August. It was very difficult.

Good Luck OP!
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01/07/2013 10:27 PM
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
Never label your boxes with what's in them.

You're better off to number the boxes and keep a log on your iPad/cell phone of what's in each box.

It is a good idea to mark the boxes with the room they belong in. (ie:kitchen, bedroom...)

Pack books in small boxes.

Use papertowel to wrap dishes. It's cleaner than newspaper and re-usable in your new place. Pack these in small boxes.


Make sure you have a hand truck and/or a dolly handy.

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A week before you move, put in an address change at;

Work
Insurance
The Bank
Creditcards
Driver's licence

anywhere else you can think of.

If you have the option...

Put in an Address Change/Mail Re-Direct at the Post Office.

atm...That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
 Quoting: Venus Goddess


Wow! you are organized. You mentioned everything I might have mentioned.

AG, are you moving any pets?

Take the dog or cat to the kennel or vet for safety's sake on moving day.

If you are lucky enough to own a bird, find a safe place for him/her.
We have people we board our parrot with for anything truly disruptive.

Good luck on moving day1
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Purge. Start anew as much as possible. Cleanse yourself of the stink of apartment lifestyle.

All of your stuff is coated with marijuana resin and cat feces.

You're in a house now, time to fill it with nice things and take care of yourself, you're moving up in the world.
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
Purge. Start anew as much as possible. Cleanse yourself of the stink of apartment lifestyle.

All of your stuff is coated with marijuana resin and cat feces.

You're in a house now, time to fill it with nice things and take care of yourself, you're moving up in the world.
 Quoting: Lada D


lolkitty


Ahh, I needed that laugh.
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
Holy shit, I have stacked boxes to the ceiling

THE TOWER OF BABEL

damned

Time for Gatorade
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Re: Moving out of apartment into house, any tips for packing?
I keep running out of boxes!

When will this end??!?!?!?!?!

 Quoting: Astral Goat


Go to a bookstore and ask them for some boxes that they are throwing away. They will probably be unfolded so you will need tape. Or, just drive around behind the store and look through their dumpsters. Book boxes are a handy size for most stuff. Then there's the liquor stores and grocery stores and all the dumpsters behind any stores. You can get a whole car load in about half an hour.
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