Our Top Moving Hacks !
After moving 10 x in 9 years. You pick up some tricks along the way.
Being prepared , makes everything easier, smoother. 1.Start with your kitchen and work your way out. Clear out the fridge and pantry items that are no longer needed. 2. mix matches cups and plates you never use. Donate.
3.I like to pack in moving bins , Ther are durable. great size for packing. They stack easily and are reuseable for future. You can find them on sale usually $8-14 Moving Bins: https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-30-Gal-Storage-Tote-in-Ink-2130-4415707/311021547 Moving boxes: https://www.homedepot.com/b/Storage-Organization-Moving-Supplies/N-5yc1vZc89r?NCNI-5&searchRedirect=moving&semanticToken=320r10r00f2200000000_202212051856116279847652718_us-east1-ldks%20320r10r00f2200000000%20%3E%20st%3A%7Bmoving%7D%3Ast%20ml%3A%7B24%7D%3Aml%20nr%3A%7Bmoving%7D%3Anr%20nf%3A%7Bn%2Fa%7D%3Anf%20qu%3A%7Bmoving%7D%3Aqu%20ie%3A%7B0%7D%3Aie%20qr%3A%7Bmoving%7D%3Aqr
4. First off LABELS : big white labels GAME CHANGERS!!!! Use 2 large white labels on the boxes : one label with the room it goes to when the movers go to your new house they'll know where it goes. Second label : write in point form everything within the box. ( so when you unpack you can get to what you need faster) https://www.amazon.com/MESS-Large-Labels-Storage-Bins/dp/B0B624W4J6/ref=sr_1_28_sspa?crid=2U24L14YPJW4G&keywords=moving+labels&qid=1670266655&sprefix=moving+la%2Caps%2C96&sr=8-28-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyWFpGU0ZOSVZKOUpIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjI2OTkzM0tTVlBUQkQzSDNRNSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTA5ODczMklQR0g3MTNTRThFSSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
5 .Pack a suitcase : Pretend you're going on vacation. Pack all your toiletries , A week's worth of clothes, so you're not scrambling through boxes for essentials, upon moving in. 6. use styrofoam plates between glass dishes to avoid breaking and easy put away Styrofoam cups aswell for glasses Then roll the cups with dish towels. 7. roll & tape rugs with duct tape ( again label for which room it belongs to) 8. pack everything in boxes if you can, loose items slow down the process and make the move disorganized. large bulky items. (add labels to the pieces for the movers. ) 9. pack a mop bucket with cleaning supplies ( ready for use at the house)
10. keep valuables with you, jewelry , laptops, computers and work essentials etc to avoid any issues. 11. wash your bed linens a day or 2 before, simply strip the beds before movers arrive. add to a clear garbage bag label which bedroom for easy access upon moving in. 12. Our movers will disassemble the beds and reassemble in the new house for you. Just have the linens bagged beforehand. 10. Saran wrap the cutlery tray with everything in it , for easy unpack. 11. Use cooler bags for freezer and fridge items. Try and empty the fridge out prior to move date. Save your next big grocery run to the new house. 12. Start early , pack everything you dont need daily away and stack boxes in the garage. 13. PURGE , this is your opporunity to clean out your space go through all those unwanted items. We used to save the trips to dump and rented a small bin for the driveway ( tel:7057926557) http://barriewaste.ca/
14. tape or zip tie hangers together first 10 or so hangers at a time works best) garbage bag your hanging items and tie the bottom. Easy unpack right into your new closet. ( just dont forget to add labels to the bags)