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Color code your move

Color code your move

Selling a home can be stressful if you are not prepared. For those trying to be as organized as possible, color coding your move is the best way to make the packing and unpacking process seamless and stress-free.

In advance

First, purchase either colored tape or large colored stickers (which are a more cost effective measure). Make sure the colors are different enough that you and the movers can easily distinguish. Then, consider the rooms in your new home, and give each room a designated color.

Rather than simply packing up each room in your current home, strategically pack for your new space. This is especially important if you are gaining a lot of new space. For example, if your new abode will have the home office you’ve always dreamed of, pack the office supplies and equipment you've been storing in the kitchen, bedrooms and cabinets of your current home into your office boxes. This will also ensure you can unpack rooms in order of importance, without running into boxes full of miscellaneous items.

On moving day

If possible, mark up the floor plan of your new home and offer copies to your movers so they know where to bring each box. You can also put colored stickers on the doors or walls for additional clarity.

Once the movers leave, it’s time to start with the highest priority rooms! Be sure to unpack the coffee pot first – you may need the energy.

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