Getting ready to move can be overwhelming, especially if it involves organizing all of your personal items into boxes. This can make it hard to remember what to do next. Fortunately, there are a few hacks that will make the moving process easier.
1. Put Hanging Clothes Into Garbage Bags
Getting organized is a bit challenging when it comes to hanging clothes. Since pants tend to fall off the hangers, keeping them neatly organized by sliding them into garbage bags will prevent them from getting tangled and cluttered. Your clothes will stay neat and clean until you are ready to hang them in your new home.
2. Add Handles to Your Boxes
Boxes can be a pain to lift without handles to grab. Try cutting handles on your boxes to make them easier to lift. Be careful and only use a sharp knife to easily cut the cardboard.
3. Prepare Fridge and Freezer a Day Early
Having the refrigerator and freezer cleaned a day before you move out can help avoid having a leaking refrigerator. You will also save yourself precious time on moving day. Depending on how far your move is, it may be easier to consume all of the contents of your fridge and freezer in the days leading up to the move, and then restock after you have settled in your new home.
4. Label Boxes on More Than One Side
When boxes are being moved, make sure to label them on the top and bottom sides so the contents can be easily identified. This can be an easy hack that will save you time and hassle. As boxes get shuffled around during the move, it may be hard to know what the contents are if you only label on one side.
5. Use Towels and T-Shirts to Wrap Breakables
Buying bubble wrap for all of your dishes and breakables can add up financially. Instead, use what you already have. T-shirts and towels are perfect for wrapping items. Not only will using t-shirts and towels help save you money, but you will also be packing two things at once.
6. Color Code Moving Boxes
Plan ahead by organizing all of your boxes using colored tape to identify different sections of your home. This will make it easier to keep track of everything and be able to easily identify which room of the new house each box needs to be put in.
7. Prepare Your Electronics
Before moving day, set aside time to organize and label all of the cords and cables for your various electronic devices. Doing this will help avoid last-minute organizing. When you get to your new home, having these items organized will save you time trying to determine which cord goes with which device.
8. Protect Your Flooring and Carpets
If you just bought a new home, you don’t want the moving process to dirty or damage your floors and carpets. Many reputable moving companies will offer floor coverings as part of their services. It’s a good idea to check ahead of time so you can cover them yourself if you need to.
Moving can be a long, tedious process, but it doesn’t have to completely stress you out. The preceding tips will help make your upcoming move a lot easier and less stressful. It will also give you a more productive and enjoyable day.