Sunday, 2 December 2018

5+ Helpful & Genius Moving Tips No one Told You Before

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Moving from one house to another can be stressful and exciting all at the same time. Staying organized, making lists, and planning ahead make the whole process a lot easier, but so does having a few handy packing tips and tricks up your sleeve!Because my family is planning a big move in the near future, I’ve spent the last week looking for ways to make the whole moving process more enjoyable. I’m really not one to obsess over the little things, but I do want to get our belongings from one place to the other in one piece. We’ve just purchased a few new furniture items and I don’t want to risk any damage. These are the ones that were most helpful to me! I’ve also included a checklist of non-packing essentials that should be planned in advanced. Hope they help!




1. DIY Box Handles:

Make picking up and lifting heavy boxes a little easier by cutting handholds in two sides of the box with a utility knife! Leave the top flaps of your triangular cut-outs attached and simply fold them in.




2. Padding & Space Fillers With Soft Items:
Place stuffed animals, pillows, sheets, blankets, and other soft items in trash bags and use them as padding next to fragile items in the moving truck. It also helps fill up irregular empty space in the truck so your belongings won’t shift around during the move.




3. Masking Tape On Mirrors:
Use masking tape to place a large X on your mirrors and glass frames. It won’t prevent it from breaking, but it will absorb shock and keep the glass in the frame in the case that it is dropped or shuffled in the moving truck.



4. Safely Pack & Move Plates:
Because foam plates are already in the shape of a plate, it makes perfect sense to use them to protect your delicate glass and ceramic plates. Place one in-between each place to prevent them from chipping or breaking.



5. Plastic Wrap Is Your Friend:

Use plastic wrap to keep items in their place! No sense in emptying your drawers or silverware tray when you can use plastic wrap to keep drawers shut or smaller items in their intended container.



6. Paper Bags In Place Of Newspaper:
Paper bags are perfect for protecting glass cups and small bowls in the moving process. Double the bags for extra protection. Bonus: there’s no ink-bleed like you’d get from newspaper.


7. Take A Photo of Your Cords:
Before you disconnect them to be boxed up, take a quick snapshot of the cords on the back of your television and other electronics so that you can remember where they all go! My husband would probably think this was silly, but I’m cord impaired. I’d rather never watch TV again than try to actually hook it up.



8. Use Rolling Luggage For Heavy Items:


If you’ve got them, use your rolling luggage bags for really heavy items like books. Now you can avoid the heavy lifting and simply roll the bags onto your moving truck.
Happy Pinning :)


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