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Tips On Taking Inventory

clock January 2, 2012 21:42 by author Janet Corniel

 

 

Here are some tips on taking inventory for your move.  Taking inventory is not difficult it just takes some time.  ClickandMove makes it even more convenient and less time consuming for you.  Simply open our application and log the items as you go to each room.  Our comprehensive list makes it easy to find items and note the quantity by a simple click of a button.  It couldn’t be any easier. 

Once you have completed your inventory, simply submit it electronically to several movers in your area.  Our extensive list of movers, allows you to choose a company that best meets your needs.  From large van line services to small moving companies, ClickandMove has it all.  As you can see taking your inventory is not hard or time consuming with ClickandMove

While you go around from room to room taking inventory, another great thing to do at the same time is to take pictures of your high-valued items. This will enable you to have a photographic log of what is valuable. You can then send them electronically to your moving company and discuss your options with them.  It will also help if you need to have an item appraised and obtain additional insurance coverage for it. Further, take notes that while you go from room to room.  This will allow you to remember any questions you may have to discuss with your mover.


 


 



Selling Your Things to Downsize Before a Move

clock December 19, 2011 18:47 by author Janet Corniel

 

Before you move, selling your things may be a great way to downsize.  Once you know you are moving, take inventory.  As a part of taking inventory, go through your things and identify the items you no longer need or want.  Find the items that will not fit into the decor of your new home or things you may not be able to take with you on your relocation.  As you do this take pictures and note what you want to sell and what you want to donate.  For the things you want to sell, set up an account with a service to sell your goods online.  Consider setting up a separate email account specifically for the sale of these times.  This way folks can only contact you through that email and you can easily track interest in your items.  

Depending on the time of year and your ambition, you could hold your own garage or yard sale.  Keep in mind that if you do choose that option, you will have to make the time to prepare for it.  Market your sale and utilize all the free resources out there to get the word out.  From community bulletins to public boards in cafes, using these tools will help you notify your customers of the sale. Once you do hold your sale, make sure that any items that are remaining do not make its way back into your house.  These are great ways for you to save money and time by preventing you from moving any unwanted items to your new place.  

 



Top 5 Packing Supplies

clock December 12, 2011 15:57 by author Janet Corniel

 

As you plan for your move, getting the right packing supplies are critical to ensure a successful move.  The investment and time in obtaining the right supplies is worth it in the long run.  Here are top five packing supplies that can make the most of your efforts.

 

Sturdy Boxes

Getting the right boxes for your move is essential.  In order for your things to be protected, you want to have durable boxes that are made to carry the weight of your goods.  For example, you don’t want to recycle a flimsy box to hold your grandmother’s china.  Look online for moving boxes.  You can find them at home improvement stores as well.  Do your research to help you find the best deals.  Keep in mind there are special boxes for all kinds of goods.  If your budget is tight, make sure you invest in the right boxes for your special and fragile items.

 

Tape

Just as getting the right boxes for your move is important, so is getting the right tape.  Get packing tape.  It is worth the time to find.  It will ensure that your boxes with stay intact and allow you to tape up your boxes quickly.  When you are packing, time is of the essence.  Therefore, you don’t want to waste your time with tape that doesn’t work well.

 

Permanent Ink Marker

Permanent ink markers are a must.  You will use them continuously.  If you want, you could purchase a variety pack with various colors.  You could then color code the boxes by room.  Get a good supply because you will use them throughout the move.

 

Garbage Bags

As you pack, you will inevitably find things you don’t want or need.  Therefore, having garbage bags to hand will help immensely.  If you are donating some of your things, consider using white garbage bags for those items so they do not get mixed up with the trash.  Use lawn or a different color garbage bag for the trash.  

 

Packing Paper

Packing paper is very important to ensure that your things arrive safely.  Investing in this will save you tremendously.  Although you will use it throughout the house, you will use the most for your kitchen.  

 

For more great packing ideas, please Starline’s Packing Tips.

 



Getting Rid of the Clutter

clock December 5, 2011 18:19 by author Janet Corniel

 

As you are preparing for your move, getting rid of the clutter will not only save you time but also money.  Weeding through your things and eliminating clutter before your move will save you time by avoiding packing things you do not need and save you money by not having to pay to transport them.

Getting rid of the clutter is especially helpful this time of year.  Donating your extra items will qualify you for tax deductions next year.  It will also help you help others by providing things they may need during the holiday season.  If you have non-perishable food that you do not want or can move with you, consider donating it to your local food bank or contacting a great organization called Move for Hunger.  They will work with local movers in your area to collect your non-perishable food while they pack.  They will then deliver your food to your local food bank.  It is a great time to give back to the community before you leave.

Making the extra time to go through your things will be worth it in the long run.  Furthermore, the extra time constraint may get you to part with things faster.


 



Packing Fragile Items

clock November 28, 2011 19:16 by author Janet Corniel

 

Packing fragile items is an art and getting it right will make all the difference in a successful move.  If you have chosen to pack yourself, make the investment in good packing materials.  This is worth it in the end.  Prior to packing take pictures of your goods and identify those items that will need special handling and care.  Any glass, china, art, pictures and curios will all need extra care when packing.  Purchase moving boxes and packing paper or bubble wrap.  Packing paper is preferred because you can pack more in a box with it.  Make sure that when you do pack, you wrap each item up individually.  This will help to protect the item from chipping, cracking or breaking entirely.  

Think about the weight of the items and make sure your moving box is strong enough to take the weight.  When you are assembling your box, make sure you have adequately taped the bottom to hold the weight of the load.  Before you fill your box, line a sheet of packing paper on the bottom to cushion the load.  Load your items in carefully.  Try to make sure you have packed the items tight to prevent them from moving or shifting during transport.  Once you have filled the box, add an additional sheet of packing paper on the top and then close the box and tape it.  Don’t forget to label the box and write fragile all over it.  This way your team of movers will recognize that that box will need extra care.