Did you know the average American moves nearly 12 times in their lifetime?

And regardless of whether it’s your first move or your 50th, moving day can be both an exciting and stressful time.

Here are some tips that can make the day go a little more smoothly.

Loading Boxes: Put a piece of the same color tape on all the boxes for a particular room. Then put a piece of the same color tape on the door to the same room in your new home, so the movers can easily tell which box goes in what room.

Opening Boxes: Set the utility knife so the smallest amount of blade (1/8” or so) protrudes from the knife to prevent damaging the contents inside when opening boxes.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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