14 Tips for Moving
Moving to a new place can be very exciting, but it can also be very frustrating. Organizing, labeling and packing your life’s work is an undertaking even for a one bedroom apartment. That’s why we want to help you out with some tips for moving straight from the pros.
14 Tips for Moving
- The little things can often be the most difficult when it comes to moving. Try using the $20 in 20 minutes rule. If you can find the item again in the future in under 20 minutes for less than 20 bucks, leave it behind.
- Color code your boxes with tape such as green for kitchen, yellow for bathroom and so on. It will help both you and the movers to know where to put things without asking around.
- Don’t pack things that don’t need packing. You can just move the entire DVD shelf or carry out an entire drawer or a desk. Avoid packing things that simply don’t need to be packed again.
- Take plenty of pictures to have a physical reference of where to put things. No more, “Honey, where was this paperweight?”
- Use toilet paper rolls to neatly wrap up cords on power strips and laptop chargers.
- Make your own box handles by cutting triangles into the sides of boxes, makes for much easier handling.
- Pack items together in layers. Don’t throw assorted stuff into assorted boxes. For example, if you are emptying out a desk, pack individual drawers in layers, just use cardboard to separate the layers.
- Use your rolling luggage as a convenient way to haul larger and heavier items.
- Designate a small box for small items such as keys, nails, screws and more so you don’t have to search for everything later.
- Create a packing toolbox with tape, scissors, labels and other moving items. Having a convenient toolbox for moving helps you not scramble around the house every time you need a pair of scissors.
- Prevent spills by putting a layer of plastic wrap underneath caps and lids before screwing the cap back on. Double protection against spills.
- Throwing a garbage bag over groups of hanging clothes makes moving them out a breeze.
- Use your stuffables (towels, bedsheets etc.) as cushioning for fragile items. Two birds, one stone.
- Always keep your cords and chargers with the items they are meant for, just tape them together.
Moving can certainly be a hassle, but if you use these tips you’ll find that moving doesn’t always have to be so difficult.