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Tips for A Smooth Last-Minute Move

Whether that job offer finally came through or something happened to a loved one, there are tons of reasons you may need to make a last-minute move. While it may seem like a hectic process, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, if you follow our tips below, you’ll be sure to turn that last-minute move into a smooth process. 

The first tip is going to be to write down all the steps you need to take in the moving process. You can visit to learn and earn a little income that could potentially grow for starters. Don’t get bogged down with all the steps, just get them listed on your notepad for now. This will help to keep you on track when you’re rushing around. Your list should look something like, call a moving company, get boxes and supplies, and so forth. It makes the overwhelm get under control when you have a simple checklist to follow so you don’t forget anything later down the road.

You want to go straight into contacting a moving company. Ask for some recommendations from friends and look online at a few reviews. Get a good idea of the services that a company offers. Make sure you’re hiring the right type of moving service. Hiring the best long distance movers is great if you’re going across the country but not ideal if you’re just going across town. You want to schedule a moving appointment with a company that fits the needs you have. Ensure you understand what time they will arrive, who will be doing the loading, and so forth so there are no questions when moving day comes. 

Next, you want to get your supplies ready to go. Obtain some boxes, markers, and wrangle up some packaging tape. Always plan on getting more than you need as you don’t want to run out when you start the packaging process. These supplies can come from the moving company, the store, or you can assemble them from multiple friends. Just be sure to get your supplies on-hand so that you can start packaging up your items as soon as possible. 

Before you start packing up your items, you should take inventory. See what items you actually need to take with you and which items you could do without. It won’t hurt to give away some of those unnecessary items to your friends or a local community store. You should only be packing up those items which are most important to you and avoid taking those items that are easily replaced when you get to your new location. Once you identify the items which you are going to be taking with you, it’s best to start packing up all the ones you’re not currently using. Ensure that every box is properly labeled on all side with a marker so that you can easily sort through your boxes if you need something. 

Sometimes we can’t always plan when our next move is going to happen. In those times where you don’t have a lot of time to plan out every detail, you should follow the steps above. These will ensure that you have a smooth move and enjoy the process.

Events on March 27th, 2015

Procedures for 2/3/14

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (2/3/14)


Objectives: 1) I can talk about my pets and animals.  2) I can sing Chinese song.  3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese customs/traditions through viewing a Chinese movie.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment.  2) Movie unit worksheet.


1.   1) Opening routine.  1P students read your text passage during E/I today.  Makeup work (1P: Giovanna; 2P: Shannon; 8P: character definitions).  2) Return Chinese character writing papers.  Go over common writing mistakes (, , ) + common pronunciation ( / , , , , , , 护士).  2) Quick review (, , , 金鱼, ).  3) Teach new characters (, , , 只有, 只是, ó , 大人, 小人, 小姐, 大小, ).  4) Song time.

1.      Movie time.





Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (2/3/14)

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can say/write numbers in Chinese.  3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese characters.

Homework: 1) Review 21 terms.  2) Chinese character writing assignment.  3) Quiz #1: Thursday, 2/6/14.  Quiz #2: Monday, 2/10/14.


1.      1) Return Chinese characters writing assignment.  Makeup work (3P: Annabella, Heather; 5P: Matt, Ian, Kylie—character writing assignment).  2) Quick review (17 terms + 8 characters).

2.      1) Teach new terms (shang ke, xia ke, dui bu qi, mei guan xi).  2) Teach Chinese characters (yi, er, san, si).  3) Video clip: Chinese characters.

Events on February 3rd, 2014

Procedures for 9/23/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 8P (9/23/13)


Objectives: 1) (1P / 8P) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese writing & pronunciation.  2) (1P / 2P) I can self-assess my Chinese proficiency.  3) I can prepare for my chapter test.

Homework: Quiz #4 (gkhjqx): Tuesday, 10/1/13.  Lesson One chapter test: Friday, 9/27/13.


1.      1) Opening routine.  The following students (1P: Bradley, Sara, Lexi, Josh, Aaron; 2P: Jacob/Patricia—learning style pie charts; Taylor, James, Shaan, Bryce, Grant, Patrick; 8P: Bryan/Luke—learning style pie chart), please rewrite your Goal-Setting form.  (2P) Weekend Library service learning?  (1P / 2P) Return your Mid-Autumn worksheet.  Fix mistakes and resubmit for full-credit, please.  Sharing pictures from Mid-Autumn Festival celebration.

2.      1) (1P / 2P) Self-Assessment.  2) Pass out / go over study guide for Lesson One chapter test.

3.      1) (1P / 8P) Culture reading: text pages 4 / 5.  2) Quiz #3.




Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (9/23/13)


Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese.  2) I can understand the requirements for my art project.  3) I can count / recognize characters from one to eighty-four.

Homework: 1) Art project due: Tuesday, 10/1/13.  2) Oral presentation: Wednesday / Thursday, 10/2 and 10/3.  New rotation starts on Monday, 10/7/13.


1.      1) (3P) Makeup work w/pass—draft #1 (Clay, Adrian, Colin, Brandon).  Return draft #1.  2) Practice reading sentences #1-#7.

2.      1) Pass out / go over art project requirement slip.  2) Quiz #3.

Events on September 23rd, 2013