I thought I would share some of our moving tips. They are definitely not perfect, but they seemed to work really well for us. Moving is NO easy task, but at the same time, it's a perfect opportunity to get rid of things that are no longer needed.
A few weeks before the big move, we held a garage sale. I would definitely recommend doing something like that. But by far the most bang for our buck came from posting on Craigslist. We were able to sell some of our bigger ticket items, and get the amount we wanted. Win-win.
Once we had gotten rid of all the things we didn't want to take with us, we started the packing process.
What worked best for us, was to work room by room, packing the things that weren't needed on an every day basis (shocked to see how much we don't actually use all of the time!).
We then numbered the boxes, then wrote on a master list that contents of each box.
Then once everything was packed, we used laminated color labels for the location in the new place.
It made everything very organized & orderly.
When moving day came, our movers were pleasantly surprised to see the organized effort that went into the packing process. It definitely helped on the delivery day as well, the movers were able to distribute our boxes to the correct rooms.
So as much work as it is to move, I can definitely see how it helps to get a plan together so there is some control in the very tedious situation. :)
By the way, I found this awesome moving checklist from Tip Junkie that helped SO much. Lots to remember when you have to move out. :)