Way to Stay on Budget

Top 10 Tips

Here are the Top 10 things to help you stay on budget and make your transition into your new home more comfortable.

  1. Donate/Discard items before the movers show up. The less clutter the better.
  2. Have all drawers and closets empty
  3. Disconnect appliances like TVs, washing machine, dryers, refrigerators and ranges. Time is lost if the movers must disconnect gas lines, water lines and hoses.
  4. Have items taken down from the walls (i.e. pictures, TVs)
  5. Fill boxes to the top. Half empty boxes do not have the structural integrity to handle having other boxes stacked on top of them.
  6. Tape up and label all boxes for room destination (i.e. “Master Bedroom”)
  7. Pack all loose item
  8. Roll up rugs
  9. Pack heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter items in bigger boxes. A large box of boxes becomes very heavy to move.
  10. Remember that you will need to be responsible for all personal documents and valuables such as jewelry and paperwork.