I have moved a lot….and when I say “a lot” I mean A LOT. What can I say, I am a Realtor and I love houses! Here are some of my favorite moving tips that I have personally tried and loved. My favorite is the color coding of boxes and making a “key” to know where things are easily (especially if you’re putting things into a storage unit!)
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.
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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.
Use Wine Cases For Your Glassware
Visit your local bar, restaurant, or winery, and you’re bound to come home with several empty wine box cases! The inserts in these boxes are perfect for protecting glass cups, wine glasses, and vases.
These boxes are perfect for protecting glassware…
Make a Packing Basket
Put together all of the things you need for packing in a basket! This way you can carry it around with you and have everything at your fingertips. You might want to include: packaging tape, labels, scissors, Sharpies, a screw driver, baggies, a utility knife and a bottle of wine. 🙂
Don’t forget to include a bottle of wine…
Double Up On Fitted Sheets
If you’re anything like me, you have a closet somewhere in your house with old sheets and blankets. Use those fitted sheets to protect your mattresses on moving day! Put one on just like normal, and then place another on the bottom for complete coverage. This will keep dirt and debris off of your mattresses in the moving process.
Use fitted sheets to protect your mattresses…
Keep Screws & Bolts Organized
When packing and preparing for a move, that usually involves taking furniture apart, and trust me, it’s really easy to lose those small screws, bolts, and nuts if you’re not careful. Simply use packaging tape to tape them to the underside of the furniture you’re disassembling. For larger parts or for several pieces, you can also place them in a
Think outside of the box! Literally. Use your pot holders to safely hold knives, store socks inside of shoes and boots, use the inside of your washer and dryer for storing pillows and bedding — anything you can think of to fill up empty space! This will save much needed room on the truck.
Use A Moving Key
Instead of labeling every box, use a moving key! This way you can just slap on a colored sticker or label without having to write on every box. Or, for instance, you can write the contents on each label, but easily be able to identify the room the box goes to by its color.
Easily be able to identify the room the box goes to…
Color Code With Tape
While we are on the subject of color coding, duct tape these days comes in just about every color and pattern (Minions, hotdogs and rainbows… seriously). Invest in a few rolls and use them to identify your rooms or contents.
Duct tape these days comes in just about every color …