Simple Solutions: Always Have A Floorplan

Make sure you have a floorplan for your new residence and put it to scale if you can.  Measure your furniture and then plan where each piece of furniture is going to be placed.  It is so easy, the only tools you need are:

  • 1/4 inch scale graph paper
  •   Tape measure
  •   Scratch paper
  •   Pencil (with an eraser!)
  •   Blank paper
  •   Ruler
  •   Scissors
  •   Tape

If you’ve hired a moving company that charges by the hour, your move will cost less if they know exactly where that piece of furniture is going to be located.  You can make this move go even faster if you number the floorplan pieces and then number the corresponding piece of furniture.  This way you will know exactly where that piece of furniture will be placed.  Want to simplify even more on move day?  Tape a copy of the floorplan to each door in the house – then everyone will be able to see and there will be no worries about the copy being lost in the shuffle!

Want to know more about floor planning and for a step-by-step instruction on creating a hand drawn floor plan? Read our blog article How To Draw A Floorplan by Hand.