20 Simple Hacks When Moving

  1. CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS! Sometimes we forget just how many people & places need notifying when you make your big move. Refer to this checklist when doing so to make it easier
  2. Hold a Yard Sale to get rid of all the things you won’t be needing in your new home.
  3. Schedule your move for the middle of the month or the middle of the week to cut costs. It’s cheaper to move then!
  4. Pack your toaster in a bag to avoid a crumb mess.
  5. Pack your heavier books in a suitcase with wheels! This should make one of the harder items to transfer, easy as can be!
  6. Place a cotton ball in your makeup compacts so they don’t shatter while moving.
  7. Pack the items that you’ll need most immediately in a clear plastic bin or a designated “open first” box. Things like bed sheets, hand soap, toilet paper, towels, etc.
  8. Use rubber bands on the doorknobs, to prevent getting locked out while moving boxes.
  9. Put all your sharp knives inside oven mitts to prevent injury.
  10. Snap a picture of the back of your TV and other electronic devices. That way, you know exactly which wires go where
  11. Put plastic wrap over things like drawers & utensil holders, so you don’t have to empty out their contents.
  12. Use toilet paper tubes to keep cords organized & untangled.
  13.  Put essential appliances in a laundry basket so you can put them on your counter right away in your new place. (like cookie jars, coffee maker, toaster, etc)
  14.  Use clothing or other soft materials as padding for the dishes or other breakables
  15. Stuff your shoes with small items to maximize space.
  16. Wrap a rubber band around the end of a hammer to prevent scuffing the wall when removing nails
  17. Put your jewelry in an egg carton, to prevent tangling! Tape it shut so nothing comes out.
  18. Using tape, put an X across your mirrors so they don’t break in travel.
  19. Cut handles into the sides of cardboard boxes for easy lifting.
  20. Cover all bottles of liquid (shampoo, cleaning supplies, etc.) with plastic wrap before putting the top on.
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