Are you mov­ing soon? Here are seven use­ful tips for pulling off a glitch-free mov­ing day.

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - REAL ESTATE. MADE SIMPLE. -

1. Pack all your items in sturdy con­tain­ers; use thick card­board boxes or large plas­tic stor­age bins. Add lots of pro­tec­tive pad­ding to keep your frag­ile items from be­ing bro­ken when driv­ing over pot­holes in the road. Don’t for­get to seal your boxes with strong tape. 2. Num­ber your boxes clearly and make a list of their con­tents, on the box it­self or on an in­ven­tory of your pos­ses­sions. Write on each box which room it be¬longs in (kitchen, base­ment, etc.). 3. At­tach any elon­gated ob­jects to­gether for easy han­dling, such as cur­tain rods, brooms,

hockey sticks and skis. 4. Keep with you any valu­ables or ob­jects of sen­ti­men­tal value, such as col­lec­tions, jew­elry,

pho­tos and im­por­tant doc­u­ments. 5. Plan to have a mov­ing dolly and straps avail­able for trans­port­ing large pieces of fur­ni­ture and

ap­pli­ances. Wear work gloves to avoid in­jur­ing your hands. 6. Keep some ba­sic tools on hand (screw­driver, ham­mer, tape mea­sure, drill, level, saw, etc.). 7. Bring water and snacks for the peo­ple help­ing you move. Keep the beer and pizza for the

end of the big day.

Care­fully packed be­long­ings, a few tools and plenty of help­ing hands: you’re all set to move!

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