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One of the biggest hassles of moving is "mystery box syndrome."

Does that kitchen box contain the coffee maker, the bread machine, the fondue pot or the good stemware?

Before you pack your first box, invest in a $1 spiral notebook. Every time you pack a box, number it. (Put the number on every side, and write it big. That way, no matter how the box is placed later, you can read the number.) In the notebook, next to that number, give a brief rundown of what's in the box. (No. 12: Kitchen items -- silverware, wok, cooking pots.)

This is also a great way to make sure everything makes it to your destination. As the boxes show up, you can check them off your list. And if anything doesn't arrive, you know what's missing.


 

 

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