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how to pack for a big move
by Yee-Fan Sun |
your lease is up, or you're moving in with the sweets, or heading
cross-country for a new job, or just plain upgrading to a better pad.
Whatever the case might be, at some point in your twenties -- possibly
many, if your life is anything like mine -- you'll find yourself having
to make the move to a brand new place. Moving is exciting, sure, but
let's face it: it's also a major upheaval. There are moving companies or
shipping companies or self-drive companies to call; there are billing
addresses and magazine subscriptions that need to be changed. And most
of all, there's the entire contents of your crammed one-bedroom
apartment that somehow need to get from your old digs to your new nest.
Still, with a few handy packing tips, you'll find the job's not nearly
as bad as you might be anticipating…
As the ol' Boy Scouts always say: be prepared. Before you can even begin
to start packing up, you'll need to gather a few things…
- boxes | As many as you
can possibly get your hands on, and in an assortment of sizes. Use only
good, sturdy corrugated cardboard boxes, unless you're really looking
forward to watching your stuff fall out when that dilapidated old box
- lots and lots of packaging tape | Buy it in the bulk packs at an
office supply store for the cheapest prices. And no, masking tape will
not suffice; get the tape that's meant for the job.
- newspapers, newsprint, tissue, or bubble wrap | For wrapping
individual objects and padding in between breakables
- plastic baggies | For grouping small items together
- fat black magic markers |
Again, get a bulk pack, as you're likely to
lose them in the chaos or run out of ink
- notebook or laptop | To keep track of what's packed in what boxes
- scissors/utility knife | For cutting tape and more
along this way folks!
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