#1 First thing you do is change the locks of the new home! Do I need to say why? I did not think so!
#2 Remember to have your mails forwarded to your new address! You may also need to have your address updated at important institutions.
#3 Do not give junk a free ride! Before you move, sort through your belongings and get rid of as much things as possible: sell, donate or throw away.
#4 Make sure to pack socks in pairs! Just kidding, that was a bonus. This fourth tip is to place screws, bolts or plugs for all furniture in clear bags and tape them to the respective piece of furniture.
#5 Label all boxes or bags with numbers and create a master list separated by rooms and place the relevant numbers with the room it belongs to.
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