Whether you're moving to a new place or just packing up your hotel room, make sure you never leave anything behind. When you open up a cabinet or drawer to clear it out, leave it open so you know what's been emptied.
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Erica Ho over at MapHappy recommends this trick when you're travelling, but it works just as well if you're moving:
Now you have to make sure you've left nothing behind in the nooks and crannies of the room. The key to this step is to empty each cabinet and then leave it open. Do this until you've scoured everything, and everything is completely free of personal belongings. Once everything has been emptied, you can now close all the cabinets. There, however, is a reason for this madness.
Leaving the cabinets and/or safes open serves as a visual reminder that each cabinet has been checked.
This is one of those tricks that many of you already do without realising it — I know I do — but for some, this is a handy thing to try out the next time you're packing and don't want to leave anything behind.
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How to Pack So You Never Forget Anything [MapHappy]