Moving is a big job and it can be time-consuming and stressful as well. Fortunately, there are many, many moving tips that can make the entire process easier and more efficient. Moving won’t be easy, but you can make it a little easier by incorporating some of these tricks of the trade. Saving money and making your move easier is something you’ll be so glad you did.
Pack the Items You Need FIRST in a Clear Plastic Bin
Use a plastic bin to put the most necessary items in so that when you get to your new house, they are readily available. Include things like sheets for your beds, a few dishes so you can have a meal and some cleaning supplies so you can get things ready before you move everything else in.
Wrap Your Breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in Clothing to Save on Bubble Wrap
You have to take your clothes with you so why not put them to use and save some money at the same time? Instead of buying bubble wrap or tissue paper, use your t-shirts and soft pants to gently wrap items you don’t want to break during the move. It’s easy and effective.
Label What’s in the Boxes
Writing down what’s in the boxes is a super easy way to ensure that all of them are delivered to the right room upon arrival at your new house. Keep things that belong together in the same boxes so it’s easier to unpack and organize your belongings.
Pre-Clean the Bathroom and Kitchen of Your New Home Before You Move In
Cleaning is so much faster and easier when you don’t have anything getting in your way. Spraying and wiping down your kitchen and bathrooms before moving in means they are clean and sanitary, and nothing will get in your way of getting them that way. That means you can use them right away without worry about germs or other yucky stuff. If you ever decide to renovate a room in your house, it can help you to actually save on your mortgage. However, it is very important to notify your lender, as a good renovation can positively affect the value of your home, however, a half-finished one can lower it
Place an Extra Cotton Pad or Ball in Your Powder Cosmetics to Keep Them From Breaking
Nothing is worse than unpacking your makeup and cosmetics and finding that they’ve been broken during the move. A cotton pad or ball will help provide a cushion and keep them intact so you can use them when you need them in your new house.
Change Your Address at Least Two Weeks Prior to Moving
This is easily done by filling out a form at the post office and ensures that important correspondence arrives at your new home on time. You wouldn’t want to lose a bill because you didn’t change your address soon enough.
Make Your Last Grocery Trip Two Weeks Prior to Moving
You don’t want to have a bunch of food going bad as you move to your new house. Don’t stock up on food too close to the move or you may end up having to throw things away, wasting money.