Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do. However, there are ways to make it less stressful and easier for yourself. Here are 10 tips for moving your home from your current place to another.
1. Organise your things by room
When it comes time to pack up and move, you’ll have a much easier time if you’re organized from the get-go. Just as in organising your closet, it’s best to group like items together – so beds and bedding go into one box or bag; books into another; clothing and electronics in another box or bag. You can also label each item with a marker so that those who are helping you during the move know exactly where it needs to go when they drop it off at their new home.
2. Use the boxes to your advantage
Keep boxes upright on top of each other rather than laying them horizontally against each other like blocks in order to prevent damage caused by excessive weight placed upon them (this is especially important if there’s even just one heavy item inside).
If possible, use small boxes instead of large ones
They’ll be easier for everyone involved! If there are any fragile pieces being moved across town then it might be worth investing in plastic wrap or bubble wrap too so nothing gets damaged along the way – just make sure not to overpack anything so nothing gets crushed either!
3. Use your own wardrobe as a moving box
- Pack clothes in plastic bins and pack them inside your wardrobe.
- Use the space between hangers to pack items such as bedsheets, towels, and tablecloths.
- Securely tie up plastic bags around the hangers with string or zip ties so they do not fall off during transit.
- Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap or packing paper before placing them into plastic bags and securing them around the hangers with string or zip ties.
4. Label everything
If you’re looking to get a little more organised, label all of your boxes with the room they need to be put in. You can even use masking tape and a marker to write on each box so that if it happens to get moved around during transit, you will know where it goes when you unpack everything.
Take photos of how cords go when you disassemble electronics for easier reassembly
If you need to take apart electronics, take photos of how the cords go. You can use a smartphone or camera to do so. If you don’t have any devices handy, you could also label them with a marker and save those labels with the cords.
5. Wrap couches and mattresses in plastic to keep them from getting rained on
If it’s raining, take the time now to wrap furniture that you don’t want to be damaged. You can use plastic wrap, towels, and blankets. If you have tarpaulins lying around then use those as well! Consider covering smaller items like books and plants with garbage bags or even wrapping them individually in newspapers if space is tight.
6. Tape tables together for easy moving
If you’re packing up your kitchen table for moving day, consider carefully taping each leg to its neighbour so that they don’t separate when lifting it onto a truck or into another part of the house where it needs to sit upright during the move (or while being loaded). This will help ensure there’s no damage caused by bumps along the way!
7. Take apart furniture with drawers to make it more compact and easier to transport
The next time you plan to move, consider taking apart furniture with drawers. This is one of the most useful tips for making your home move easier and faster. By taking apart the furniture, it will be much easier to transport as only half of the pieces need to be carried at a time. It also saves space in boxes since you have fewer items overall!
If you are renting a moving truck or hiring professionals for your relocation services, make sure they know how much room is needed for each piece of furniture so they can pack them accordingly. If this isn’t an option, then make sure that all pieces fit into your vehicle so that no additional trips are necessary after loading up everything at home!
8. Wrap glass dishes in clothes or towels to protect them during transport
If you have delicate glass dishes, be sure to wrap them in clothes or towels before packing them. You can also use bubble wrap around the dish, then place it inside of a box. The more protection you give your fragile items, the less likely they are to break during transport.
If you do not have any boxes or moving containers at home, consider renting some from the moving company and having them dropped off at your house before moving day. This will make it easier for your movers when they arrive and will also ensure that nothing gets lost on its way into storage or onto the truck!
9. Use laundry baskets, toy bins, and suitcases to transport small items
Small items such as shoes, laundry detergent, and groceries can be transported in a variety of ways.
Laundry baskets: These are good for carrying undergarments, children’s toys, and other small pieces of clothing.
Suitcases: Suitcases are great for taking on trips because they can hold everything you need for a trip without being too bulky or heavy to carry around when empty. They’re also easy to store if you don’t have room for another large piece of luggage in your closet or suitcase space under your bed.
Plastic bins: Large plastic bins are great for storing items that don’t have a permanent home within your house; they’re lightweight but sturdy enough to keep everything inside them safe from harm as well as protected from dust and mildew buildup throughout the year until it’s time again for another use by storing them in an airy garage space or attic where moisture doesn’t tend to build up very easily (though this is still something worth checking).
10. Pack an overnight bag with essentials
Pack an overnight bag with essentials like bedsheets, a bathroom kit, clothes, toilet paper, and snacks. Label it clearly so someone can carry it inside the first night while you unpack the rest of your stuff.
Have a few “welcome home” signs ready to go at the door for when guests arrive. Make sure to include any special instructions (e.g., “Please use these towels in the guest bath”) or information on where they’ll be sleeping or staying during their visit (e.g., “This room is empty; please make yourself at home”). Consider putting up some fun decorations too—you never know who might find them amusing!
Make sure you have a way to get cash after you move so you can tip movers and buy food if necessary. Also make sure you have keys, cash, and important documents easily accessible for moving day.
- Make sure you have a way to get cash after you move so you can tip movers and buy food if necessary.
- Also make sure you have keys, cash, and important documents easily accessible for moving day.
- You’ll want to set up an account with the bank or credit union where your new house is located first thing in order to avoid any delays on the day of your move due to not having any money or having no access to such accounts yet (and then needing to go somewhere else before they open).
Keep these tips in mind when planning your move!
It’s important to stay organised when you’re moving. It will save you time and energy, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the task at hand. To help keep yourself focused on what needs to be done and when create a checklist of all the things that need to happen before your move day. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you create this list:
- What do I need?
- What do I want?
- Do I have enough money for everything? (This is an important question because sometimes we get excited about our plans but then reality sets in.)
Moving is a big project, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. With these tips in mind, you can make your move easier on yourself and get started on the right foot!