Moving soon? Moving and packing doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult. Use the five tips below to help create a stress free move to your new home.
Pack everything you don’t use 1-2 weeks before you move. Use paper plates and plastic utensils for the last week or two. You’ll be able to use these in your new home before you unpack too. If you have a garage, start putting the boxes in the garage so they are out of the way.
Purge before you pack
Before packing, get rid of as much as you can. You won’t have to pack it, move it and unpack it after you move. This includes:
- Any expired food, cleaners and medicine
- Worn-out items such as towels, old clothes, and sheets
- Any unused items that you have been holding on to should be disposed of
- Mismatched items such as socks and tupperware containers
- Old items such as mail, magazines, make up, reading glasses, and old electronics such as a cell phone or radio
Keep the hanger
Don’t remove clothes from their hangers. Pack your clothes with the hangers in either hanging boxes or cover with a trash bag. When you decide to unpack your closet, you will save time by already having your clothes on hangers.
Organization is key when moving. Use different colors of tape for different rooms. Place a small piece of tape on one corner of a box and make a key that includes all the colors and their coordinating rooms. You can also create an excel sheet to keep track of what items are in which boxes. When you move and need to find an item, you will be able to locate the item very easily and quickly.
Pack the moving truck
When packing the moving truck, pack by room. Place boxes for each room next to each other in the truck. When it’s time to unpack, you will be able to easily unpack one room at a time and won’t have to run boxes around your new home.
Moving can be stressful. Just remember the five tips above to create a stress free move.