When you think about moving, I’m sure “exciting” isn’t the first thing that comes the mind, right? You have to spend hours packing up all your stuff just to unpack them again somewhere else, you shift boxes around for weeks while you try and continue living in your home and then a few more weeks just trying to arrange everything in your new home…. It’s just NOT fun! The fun comes when you finally get to decorate your new place and make it your new HOME!
Whether you’re moving to a new city, a new apartment or new house, here are 8 of my favorite packing tips:
- Label everything! Unless you’re packing things in the boxes they originally came in such as your pans, Keurig or pots make sure to label your boxes with the room, general contents, and whether it’s fragile or not. This will help you to locate it once you move as well as you can tell the content inside without having to open each box and be surprised.
- Wrap your clothes. Now…what does this mean? Chances are, you have a few things on hangers. Once upon a time, I would move the clothes separately from the hangers and then have to put everything back together. Then, thanks to Pinterest, I found the best hack that saves so much time! Take a garbage bag and literally wrap up your clothes right on the hanger. This will keep them clean in moving trucks, and just make them easier to move.
- Baggies are your friend. If you have furniture or hanging pieces that require particular hardware, take it off the wall or take it apart, and immediately put the unique pieces into their own unique baggie. Then, label the baggie. Keep all of your hardware in one box to make it easier to move as well. What is a magic box? See the post below!
- Have a magic box. There are going to be a few things that you need pretty soon after arriving at the new place. Things like hardware, some cleaning supplies, box cutter, etc. Put all of this in a box and carry this box with you. The last thing you want is to have to go hunting for a box cutter so you can then find the toilet paper when you have to pee at your new home.
- Prep the new place. If you have the chance to get into your new place before your hired moving day, prep the place with the essentials. Make sure there’s some water for you and whoever is helping you. You’ll need toilet paper as well. Probably some paper towels. If you have things that are precious to you, go ahead and get them in the place before the movers start moving.
- Take the stress out: One of the easiest hacks to help you through a move is having someone else help you with managing it. How can you do that? Hire a professional moving company to do the hard work for you, like Gameday Moving Services Houston! These labor movers in Houston offer a variety of services to help you. Not only can they pack and move everything for you, but they can also disassemble and reassemble all your furniture and carefully pack and move your art and antiques. On top of everything, they are super friendly, professional and extremely helpful for when you need a break from the overwhelming feeling of moving! 😉
7. Don’t procrastinate. Seriously. I’ve helped my friends move enough times to know that procrastination is the worst! Moving a grocery bag of miscellaneous socks and underwear isn’t efficient. Plan out weekends or nights when you have a few extra hours to go through every room to make sure everything is packed up and ready to go.
8. Use things to help pack other things. Everything from your home will be moving to your next home, so use towels as padding for fragile items and rip up old newspapers to act as fillers for things. Use balled up socks to stuff into glasses and use what you already have efficiently to also protect your belongings.
What are some crazy hacks you’ve tried or heard of before? I hope you have found these tips helpful and that you will consider Gameday Moving Services Houston for your next move!
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Post in partnership with Gameday Moving Services Houston, all opinions are my own.