Clever Moving Hacks to Make Your Move Easier
Who thinks moving is simple? NO ONE, that’s who. People will look at you with sympathy if you mention you’re moving. We’ve been out of state for two months, and we’ll be back in roughly three months. That means we’ll have done it twice in less than six months.
The only way to get through it without losing your head is to employ these simple moving techniques. They will help to simplify things and lessen the amount of labour required up front (and on the unpacking side as well). I can verify that many of these work because we tried them ourselves during our first relocation, and the ones we didn’t attempt will be tested with our next.
Ingenious Moving Methods
Let’s just go right to the hacking, shall we? How many of these moving hacks will make you wonder, “now why didn’t I think of that?!”
1. Seal Drawers
Instead of emptying your drawers and packing them in boxes, cover them with plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic wrap over the drawers at least 2-3 times to keep stuff from spilling out.
2. Pad Plates
Nothing is more infuriating than arriving at your location with damaged plates. Place packing paper or paper towels between plates before boxing them to cushion them during the move.
3. Use Disposable Plates and Cups
Pack a first-day basket with disposable plates, glasses, and cutlery so you can eat without having to dig out your dishes. You’ll be fatigued after the move! (Or, like me, order from Amazon Prime and have it delivered to your door.)
4. Soap Nail Holes
If you don’t have any spackle, fill nail holes with bar soap. Alternatively, you can use MY FAVORITE 3-IN-1 spackle tool, which allows you to apply, spread, and sand it all in one convenient container!
5. Reuse Toilet Paper Tubes
Keep wires and cables organised by using toilet paper tubes. They are the ideal size for preventing cord tangles in the boxes.
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6. Seal Toiletries
Put plastic wrap on toiletries under the lid to keep them from spilling during the move—GUYS, DO THIS! I thought the covers on several bottles were secure, but they spilled out and wrecked several boxes! Don’t make my mistake!
7. Label The Box With The Room Name
Label boxes with the contents and the room they belong in… or use my printable moving checklists to stay organised.
8. Protective Plates
Pack plates vertically to reduce the likelihood of them breaking. Make sure you wrap them properly! I had no idea, but stacking them horizontally makes them more prone to cracking.
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9. Hang Up Clothes
Don’t take garments off their hangers. Instead, relocate them in groups in garbage bags still attached to the hangers. Simple and far less expensive than clothes boxes.
10. Make the Best of What You Have
Save money on boxes by packing clothing and other goods in all of your luggage and bags. It may not seem like much, but it may quickly add up! Fill every single duffel bag and reusable grocery bag. It’s incredible how much you already have.
11. Place Appliances in a Basket
Put important gadgets (like as your coffee maker) in a laundry basket so you can put them on your new counter straight away.
12. Color Code As You Pack
Color label each box by room so you can see what goes there at a glance. Don’t forget to make a chart that describes what each color is. The less you have to remember, the better. Please believe me.
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13. Remove the Handles
Because boxes can be really heavy, this is one of my favourite moving techniques. Cut triangles in boxes approximately 1/3 of the way down to make handles for convenient carrying.
14. Change Your Address
Changing your address is straightforward enough, but there are numerous places you must notify of the change. To make things easier, use this address change checklist. Don’t you wish this could just happen automatically? Me too.
15. Keep Hardware Together
Keep hardware arranged in plastic bags. Keep the nuts, bolts, and screws together with the user manual so you can quickly put everything back together when you arrive.
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