You’ve read all the “Best Gift” lists for Techies, Foodies, Fitness Freaks and so on…here’s a practical one for anyone you know who may be moving soon.
Sometimes, the best holiday gifts are the ones that are the most practical. And for anyone who’s moving, practicality, simplicity and efficiency are the hallmarks of a great gift.
So, in the spirit of all those “Best Of…” gift lists that we’re inundated with at this time of year, here’s just one more, to help with the heavy lifting:
Sortly Inventory App
The Sortly app can help you build and maintain a complete home inventory list. That’s important for keeping track of all your stuff when you’re moving, and also for insurance purposes and the like once you’ve moved in.
Moved.com gives you a personal assistant to help with all the details of your move. From finding a moving company, packing, mail forwarding and more, Moved.com can help take the stress out of moving.
Color coordinated labels can help both you, and your movers, know which boxes will go where in your new home. Getting the right boxes into the right rooms in your new home can save time, and save your back.
Can you ever have too much bubble wrap when you’re moving? Always good to have on hand for protecting fragile items.
Packing paper is also a critical element of any move. From wrapping dishes, to filling empty space in packed boxes, you’ll find lots of uses for packing paper (it might even keep the kids busy drawing while you’re packing).
You may be able to get these from your moving company, but it’s good to have a few of your own on hand, too. They’ll help protect the finish on furniture and other items, and you can use them to help slide heavier pieces of furniture into place, without scuffing up the floor.
Have some nagging to do’s on your list that you just can’t seem to make time for? Check out TaskRabbit and find a local Tasker to help cross a few things off your list.
Sherwin-Williams Colorsnap Visualizer for iPhone & Android
When it’s time to start decorating your new home, Sherwin-Williams Colorsnap Visualizer can help you choose the colors you want. You can even upload photos of your own rooms and virtually paint the walls with the Sherwin-Williams color of your choice. So you can try before you buy, and not worry about spending days or weeks with 12 different splotches of paint on your wall while you’re making a decision.
This one’s not sexy, but it’s critical. With everything packed away, it can be a lifesaver to have bag or box at hand filled with new home essentials like paper towels, sponges, glass cleaner, sink cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, trash bags, etc.
Also not sexy, but critical, for that first day in the home. Make sure you have easy access to soap, shampoo, hand towels, tissues and, of course, toilet paper.
What’s you’re “must have” item(s) when making a move? Let us know in the comments…