peter walsh moving tips

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Mistake #5: They Label Boxes the Wrong Way

Since movers don't know which room you consider "guest bedroom" or the "playroom," this traditional system can lead to unexpected chaos. Instead, try the method Walsh used on his own moving day: Assign each room a number and stick that number above each door. Then, label the boxes that should go in a room with its corresponding number. "You should even do this for the cupboards or the closets so the boxes are placed right in front [of their future home] and you have to move as little as possible," says Walsh. For example, a box could be marked "room 1, closet 1," with a numbered sign not only on the door to, say, that bedroom but also on its walk-in closet.