2) On that note, book your vendors - your movers, the cable guy, etc. It's never too late to put these services on hold.
3) Prioritize what things you need to get right away and what can wait for. For our new place, we needed to get a fridge. (It's common for some LA rentals not to come with one.) So that was #1 on our list. While we love that we have a 2nd bedroom now, we don't need to run out and buy a sofa bed - it can wait.
4) Plan your packing days. Dedicate 1 or 2 fulls days and simply pack. We have found that packing here and there for two weeks can feel incredibly overwhelming. By tackling all of the packing over 2 - 3 days is a great way to go - get it done quickly and check it off your list!
5) Label all of your boxes. The move will feel better and you will feel more in control. While this seems simple enough, it's easy to get distracted during the chaos of packing. Definitely label as you go. And MISC is probably not a label you will like a few weeks later when you are looking for an item in your boxes.
6) Like Laure suggested, once all your stuff is in your new place, make your bed. It's easy to do and will help you feel like home in your new home. Plus it will feel like you are making progress in unpacking.
7) Tackling painting in the first few days after your move can be a much easier DIY by using a paint roller with a longer handle. Forget the shorter, cheaper ones and spend a few bucks more on a roller that's at least 24 inches.
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