10 Oct Easy Moving & Packing Tips Pt. 3
Figuring out how you’re going to pack and move your belongings without breaking the bank, your fragile items, and your back can be difficult. Here’s more easy moving and packing tips that will make your move simple.
Set aside cleaning supplies for moving day
Set aside a broom, mop, dustpan, duster, sponge, cleaning products, paper towels, and old rags for wiping the grimy, hidden surfaces you could never get to when all you stuff was in the way.
Stop buying groceries a week before you leave
To save you the guilt of throwing away perfectly decent food, stop buying groceries a week or two before you’re scheduled to move. Try to make meals at home to use all the food you have left.
Defrost your fridge at least one day before you move
Take the time to thoroughly clean your fridge and wipe away all the liquid before you haul it to your new home. No one wants a grungy, mildewy fridge in their new home.
Load boxes from the same room together
Stack and load boxes in groups according to the rooms indicated on the labels. Put all the kitchen stuff together, all the bedroom stuff together, and all the living room stuff together. That way, you can unload all the boxes from the same rooms at the same time.
Load heavy furniture into the moving truck first
Load your heavy furniture first, like sofas and sectionals, then finish with lighter items. Don’t be afraid to flip things over. Couches actually transport well on their sides and save a ton of space in the process.
Pack a clear box with things you’ll need right away
This can include toilet paper, a shower curtain, hand soap, towels, sheets, snacks or whatever else you think you’ll need for the first day or night in your new home. Having a few essential items on hand will make you feel more comfortable and prepared to tackle unpacking everything else.
Pack a personal overnight bag
Chances are you won’t get everything unpacked in the first day, so bring whatever you need to feel relaxed and settled on your first night. A change of clothes, your toiletries, a water bottle, and your laptop can go a long way in making your new place feel like home.
Keep Ziploc bags handy
Keep a stash of Ziploc bags in your purse or backpack for the big moving day. You can use the bags to store doorknobs, tiny screws and brackets, luggage keys, or other small, easily forgettable items.
Make the beds first
We recommend making your beds as soon as you move in. That way, instead of worrying about finding the right set of sheets at the end of a long day, you can just hop into bed.
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