Part of our regular series of tips to help your move.

Make a list or lists of what you need to do and when.

Write everything down! You’ll thank yourself later. Before you pack, create a simple record keeping system. Creating a computer printed list of numbers with a space to write the contents will save you time!

Or have a spiral-bound notebook for the job. You’ll place a number on EVERY box you pack and list the contents on your list. Don’t put the list down unless it’s in a place that you will remember – The same place where you’ll find your goods labels, marking pens, sticky tape, and other bits and pieces.

When describing the box contents, be specific — “A-D files” is better than “files”, and “Cooking dishes” rather than “misc. kitchen”.