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7 Great Packing Tips

17 Jul


Summer is a popular time for people to move.  The weather is nice, it’s before the new school year starts and it makes it easy to meet new neighbors, too.  However, moving can be an overwhelming and stressful time.  I found a list of 7 great packing tips from move.com to help you get ready!

Packing Tip #1: Don’t procrastinate. This seems simple enough, but getting started can be difficult. A few weeks prior to your move, start packing several boxes a day. Begin with items that are least essential to your daily life. If you pace yourself, you will be more organized and the job won’t be so overwhelming. Make packing easier by not waiting to get started.

Packing Tip #2: Pack room-by-room. Focus on one area of a room at a time and don’t mix items from different rooms in one box. To prevent miniature knickknacks and small items from being lost or mistakenly thrown out with the packing paper, wrap them in brightly-colored tissue paper.

Packing Tip #3: Label clearly. On the top and side of each box, write a general description of the contents and the room name. Use different colored markers for each room, which will provide additional clarity for you and your movers.

Packing Tip #4: Stay clean. Regular newspaper may bleed ink onto your possessions. Use white packing paper to wrap all items.

Packing Tip #5: Use boxes designed for moving. Boxes obtained from grocery or liquor stores are not always clean and might not hold the weight of the items that you will be putting in them. In addition, varying box sizes can make loading more difficult.

Packing Tip #6: Know what you can’t pack. Some common household items can’t be shipped because they are hazardous. Don’t wind up on the wrong side of the law.

Packing Tip #7: Don’t box up everything. You should personally transport heirlooms, important papers, legal documents (wills, passports. etc.), and valuables. Make packing easier by decided what doesn’t need to be packed.

Of course, once you settle in, you need to let everyone know that you’ve moved.  While we can’t help you move (sorry … we have plans that day!), we can help you with moving cards and moving announcements, personalized stampers, labels and more.




7 Packing Tips Source:  Moving.com

Moving Mania! Tips for a Stress-Free Move

7 Oct

By Julie L., TSS Staff

There is no place like home.  But, it takes some giant leaps and bounds to make a house a home. In my own experiences, I have dealt with moving from my parents’ house, to my condo, and soon into a single family home. The stress builds quickly with packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, and much more. Here are my tips for the Top 10 Must-Do’s For Your Big Move. These quick and easy steps will help you and your family prepare for the big move.  I’ll reveal my own top product picks that I’m hopeful will help me out on my next big move. The Stationery Studio has it all. So get ready, get set, and get moving with this must-have list of must-do’s:

Before Your Big Move

Make sure you and your family prepare yourselves with all of the necessities. There are things you can put off until later, but these must-dos’s come before your big move.

After you close the deal on your new pad, visit www.thestationerystudio.com and order some new address labels or stampers to get ready to correspond with your new information.

Make your moving lists and check them twice (or three times, four times, and so on) with fun, customized memo pads and post-it notes.  You might even notice the stress melting away as you jot down all of the To-Dos.  Organization and preparation are the keys to a smooth move.

During Your Big Move

While you’re in the middle of packing, relocating, and unpacking, remember place an order for moving cards so that your friends and family know how to reach you.

Fashionable moving cards let everyone know where you will be moving, and serve as the perfect reminder for family and friends to update their address books.

The neighborhood kids are bound to want to meet and play with the new kids on the block, so be prepared to set up some dates with stylish playdate cards to give to your new neighbors.

You, too, will be meeting new friends in the neighborhood while you’re in the middle of your big move. Check out The Stationery Studio’s calling cards to hand out to your newfound neighbors and friends.

After Your Big Move

Aaahhhh! You are all settled in! Now you have some time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.     Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure you stay on task.

Add some swag to your house with custom guest towels and napkins. You can personalize the colors, the fonts and the copy to say anything you want!  You will make a great first impression with the neighbors when you serve beverages with your personalized napkins

Don’t forget to plan your housewarming party with stylish invitation cards so everyone can come over and celebrate your big move with you. Open houses are a great way to get to know the new neighbors.

For your party, you can cook and exchange your favorite recipes with your new clique using The Stationery Studio’s classy recipe cards.

Be sure you order new personalized thank you notes to send to everyone who dropped off those awesome housewarming gifts! Order extras for holidays and every day.


After all the hum-drum of moving into your new house is said and done, visit The Stationery Studio’s website, www.thestationerystudio.com, to pick out some everyday casual stationery for yourself and the family, customized with your new address.

After following these must-do steps, you are sure to be officially ready, set, and moved into your new home. Your friends and family will be amazed at how efficient and prepared you are, and your new pad will feel like home in no time!