Moving to a new place is not an easy task! Between organizing, arranging, packing, unpacking and more, it can be exhausting. That doesn’t mean there aren’t simpler ways to get the job done. There are many ways to make moving easy as well as simple methods how to pack your belongings and get to your destination in a well-organized way. The following are some of the tips that can make your moving made easy.
You should start early and make a moving checklist. Make an inventory! List everything you own from each room in your home. This checklist can help keep boxes organized for before you move as well as when you’re trying to unpack. Making a checklist for what to move first can also help for a smooth transition between homes.
It is a smart idea to pack a separate box for things that you know you will need right away such as toiletries, cooking utensils, and bedding. If you want to feel comfortable after a long day of moving without tearing all the boxes, include snacks so no one gets hungry, and towel and shampoo so it’s easy for you to take shower. It is even better to use clear plastic bin or two to contain the things you’ll need first things after you have moved in. Using clear box is highly recommended for easy identification and to keep it as your first to open package.
Organize your packing by the room and color-code your boxes. It is easy to identify things if each box contains only items from a specified room, so when you unload the boxes it’s easy to determine where to place it. Color-coding the boxes such as blue for the kitchen, yellow for bedroom, etc. makes it easy in putting them to the right area. Don’t forget to label your boxes with the contents and the specific room where that box belongs once you get to your destination. Using some smart organizing skill in packing things can make your moving easy.
Use plastic wrap and bags to transport small items when you’re emptying drawers. There’s nothing worse than having a ton of tiny items floating around in boxes. Placing small items inside plastic bags can prevent small pieces from getting lost or broken. Using plastic wrap around items such as utensil organizers from the kitchen can help keep everything in tact while boxes are being moved and shifting. Be sure the caps from bottles of oils and vinegars or shampoos and moisturizers are fully tightened to prevent any devastating leaks.
Don’t forget to use blankets to protect large pieces of furniture. Many think that moving with just boxes and plastic wraps is enough but it’s just not worth it. Using blankets in moving vehicles can help protect from damaging appliances and other home fixtures and furniture. Blankets are also helpful when moving furniture in and out of the house. Putting blankets around furniture while transporting furniture can prevent damages in case you sway the side of the refrigerator, coffee table, cabinet, and other furniture and fixtures into the door jamb.
Go through anything you don’t want to drag with you. Moving into a new home will let you feel like starting all over again so this may be a good time to go through and throw away anything you don’t want to drag with you. You can arrange for a charity organization to pick up any items you don’t want prior to your move. What better time to do some deep cleaning? This is an opportune time to also go through all of your stuff and reorganize anything that didn’t have a home or needed to be placed somewhere else.
The best tip for a smooth move to a new home is organization and planning! Start planning a few weeks before your move so that you aren’t scrambling at the last minute. Making a list of things you need to do can also prevent you from forgetting things as well as keeping you on track. Check out our moving guide here! Moving out can also be a big chore, read through our move out procedures here. With all of the chaos of moving, don’t forget to turn in a change of address form with your local post office so that your mail will also be forwarded.