12 Best Moving Tips

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Moving is a part of everyone’s life. Eventually you will move out of your parents house or move in with a new family. It is important to know that there are some great tips to help your move go smoothly and without any stress or problems. And since, moving isn’t for everyone, there are some ways to pack and unpack faster, reduce the amount of work and make the whole process easier. Try these moving hacks for yourself and discover creative new ways to improve your move.

Get rid of everything

You don’t have to get rid of every item of course, only the items you don’t need necessarily. The more stuff you eliminate, the less stuff you will have to pack, load and organize. Our recommendation is to clean any clutter for your home as soon as you know that you need to move. Doing a massive preliminary purge will have the biggest impact on the efficiency and ease of your whole relocation process.

Categorize your items

Organize your belongings by category, not by room that you are moving the item to. It is important to know that the category part only applies to the organization process, nut necessarily the unpacking.

Instead of spending a day cleaning out your entire bedroom, spend an afternoon only sorting through every article of clothing you own.

Book early

If you decide to work with a professional moving company, renting supplies, or having services such as cleaners or painters work on the house, you need to book early. Waiting for a perfect moment could mean paying more money or not being able to get professional help at all.

Make a moving folder

When you decide to move, you need to get organized and make a folder with all the necessary documents. That can be renting papers, moving contracts and more important items. It is always better to have a hard copy, just in case that the battery runs out on your laptop or computer.

Pack in advance

Ideally, you will have the details of your relocation weeks or days in advance. You can start by packing your off-season items and items you won’t be needing in that time. And when the time comes to pack your items, you will already be good to go. You won’t be stressed out by the amount of items you need to pack in a couple of hours.

Keep the essentials with you

Tuck your everyday essentials the night before the move. Items like your toothbrush, medication, paperwork or change of clothes is something you will be needing and it is easier to find if it’s packed in a special bag or suitcase. You will always be able to reach these items.

Schedule utilities

Once everything is organized you need to contact your utility providers to schedule service at your new home. You don’t want to find yourself , tired from the move, struggling to find water or electricity.

Get a truck with a ramp

If you decide to move by yourself, you absolutely need a  truck with a ramp. It may be cheaper to rent a truck without one, but the hassle of lifting every item high enough to get into the vehicle will add hours and sore muscles to your move.

Invest in materials

You need to stock on supplies a few days before the move. The last thing you need on the move day is that you don’t have enough boxes or plastic wrap to protect your items. Other tools will be provided by a moving company if you decide to do the move with professional movers.

When packing, pack the heavier items on the bottom

If you decide to pack by yourself, make sure that the heavier items are on the bottom and lighter on the top and that there is not much empty space in the boxes, so the items don’t get damaged.

Avoid mixing items and tape boxes

Use a couple of pieces of tape to close the bottom and top seams, then use one of the movers’ techniques- make a couple of wraps all the way around the top of the top and bottom of the box.

Bundle breakables

As you pack your dishes, put packing paper around each one and also put them together with more paper. That way you are avoiding breaking expensive china and you are completely safe. Also, make sure that you pack them on the sides, never flat.

Use the right kind of boxes

There are different types of boxes. Put the heavy items, like books, in small boxes and light items like pillows in bigger ones. The movers often complain about having heavy items in large boxes, not only because of the weight, but that way, they are easier to break.