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Storing Successfully Each Time

As a lifelong learner, I have been in college for the past six years. I am currently working on my graduate degree, which means that every summer I end up heading home to do research in a lab there. Unfortunately, all of this continued education comes with a price--I don't have a house of my own. As a renter, I rely heavily on storage to keep my belongings safe while I move to and from my parent's place. This blog is all about storing successfully each and every time, so that you don't wind up paying to replace things that you wish you could have kept.

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Make Your Move More Organized

If you are getting ready to move this summer, here are a few tips that you could use to make sure that your move is more organized than your last one. Here are a few easy ways to implement tips that will help you keep your move more organized and seamless.

Use a Color-Coding System

Duct tape is now sold in a variety of colors and you can easily pick it up at your local department store. Pick a different color duct tape for each room in your house. Use that particular color of duct tape to seal up your boxes in the assigned room and use that tape to label those boxes as well. This will make it easier to visually identify where the boxes should go and will help you more easily direct the movers on where to put all the boxes in your new home.

You can use the color-coding system to create a chart to show where the boxes should go in your new home to assist the the movers with putting your boxes in the correct room.

Number Your Boxes

Next, when you label your boxes, instead of writing detailed descriptions of what is inside of the boxes for your movers and any passerby's to see, number your boxes instead. Write a number on each box will keep the contents that are inside hidden from those who don't need to know what is inside.

Additionally, numbering your boxes will allow you to more easily keep track of your boxes and ensure that none are lost or stolen during the move.

Add Detailed Notes

Use the color coding and numbers to create a detailed spreadsheet. On the spreadsheet, make a list of everything that is inside of each box. This will give you a detailed inventory of everything inside of your home and help you keep track of all of your belongings throughout the move.

This time, when you move, try to be more organized instead of less. Use different colored taped for each room in your home, label each box with a number, and create a spreadsheet that details what is inside of each box. This will help you keep track of where everything needs to go in your new home and will also help you more easily act if any of your boxes are damaged, misplaced or stolen in the move. You can then use the inventory to update your home owner's insurance. For more information, contact professionals like Walsh Moving & Storage.