Moving Tips and Hacks

Written by Posted On Friday, 16 August 2019 13:11

Moving is a normal part of life. However, it can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re moving for the first time and have no idea how to plan for your move. Fortunately, there are a few moving tips and hacks that can make the whole process a lot easier.

Moving Tips and Hacks - For a Smooth Move

We’re going to look at the tips based on different parts of the moving process such as getting ready for the move, packing and what you need to do on moving day.

Getting Prepared

There are plenty of things you can do even before you start packing. For instance, start by calling your utility companies to let them know that you’re moving. you also want to start your search for a mover as soon as possible. Be sure to have your moving budget as moving costs can quickly add up and before you know it, you have a huge bill from the movers. If you know you’ll be getting rid of some stuff, make pick up arrangements. Also, gear yourself up with enough packing supplies.

Moving items in your pantry, freezer and fridge can be a real hassle. Throwing them away, on the other hand, is majorly wasteful. A simple solution would be to make it a goal to eat as much of the food you have in the house before moving day. Use this time to also downsize the items you have, specifically the ones that you don’t need anymore. 

Packing

Packing is a critical part of the moving process. A few packing hacks can save you plenty of time and money. For instance, leaving your clothes on the hanger and wrapping them up in garbage paper saves more time than having to unhung and fold them. Another useful trick is to take pictures of the box contents. That way, you’ll have an easy time retrieving items once you’ve moved.

Don’t forget to pack a moving essentials bag. Pack a small bag with items you’ll need to access during the move and immediately after you’ve arrived at your new place. 

Since suitcases have wheels and are easy to move around, you can get away with packing heavy things in them.

Moving Day

Moving day is probably the most challenging part of a move. A few moving day hacks will help you get through it. With the endless to-do lists of moving day, it’s easy to not eat enough or get dehydrated. Stock a cooler with some quick snacks and water bottles to keep your energy up and stay hydrated. It’s also important that you’re all packed up before moving day. Last-minute packing can be a recipe for disaster and can slow down your entire day.

If your kids are too young to help on moving day, consider having them out with family or friends to relieve some of the stress.

Bottom Line

Once you’ve arrived, there’s still plenty to be done. The trick here is to do a little bit at a time. Give yourself a deadline and start with the kitchen. You also want to get rid of boxes as you empty them. These moving tips and hacks will make things easier. With the right strategy, moving doesn’t have to be such a hassle.

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