Moving homes can be quite a hassle, especially if you have a family and loads of stuff from the time you were 5 years old (I can be a bit of a hoarder, I’m working on it)!
A lack of preparation often results in stress and avoidable problems which is why I decided to share a list of 10 super duper useful tips for moving into a new home. These tips will prevent any damage to your precious valuables and help speed up the process at the same time.
1. Use Garbage Bags For Clothes On A Hanger
Skip the long process of folding and packing clothes, slide them into garbage bags whilst they’re still attached to hangers.
2. Use Toilet Paper Rolls For Storing Jewelry
If by some off chance you don’t have a proper box to store chains, necklaces and bangles, try wrapping them around toilet paper rolls.
3. DIY Box Handles
Scared to drop boxes? Need a quick fix for handles? Well, worry no more because all you need to do is cut a triangle or rectangle on either side of your boxes.
4. Print Out Colorful Labels
5. Plastic Wrap Movable Drawers
To keep items safely secure and to avoid unpacking all your stuff only to repack, plastic wrap all your movable drawers. You’ll need a few reels of wrap but what’s a few bucks when you can save yourself from doing more work.
6. Defrost Your Refrigerator
The last thing you ever want to deal with when moving is a refrigerator that thaws at the wrong time creating a big wet mess all over the floors of your new home or in the delivery vehicle. To be on the safe side, defrost your refrigerator about 24 hours before moving!
7. Use Storage Bins For Seasonal Items And Equipment
If some of the stuff you’re taking with you spends more time in the closet than out in the open, drop those particular items into a storage bin and pack them into the garage or attic as soon as you settle in.
8. Use Masking Tape On Your Mirrors
It won’t prevent your glass from shattering or cracking but it works pretty well at keeping your glass secure during a bumpy drive.
9. Take A Photo Of Your Cords
I’m not exaggerating when I say that my media center setup looks identical to the one in the image. There are cords and cables running everywhere in the back! On more than one occasion, we completely forgot what goes where and spent about 20 mins getting everything right. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of just taking a picture of it beforehand. This stupid simple tip is a lifesaver! Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a tad bit.
10. Bubble Wrap Your Electronics
While we’re on the topic of electronics, they keep getting pricier and even more delicate as the years go on. Prevent your electronic devices from getting damaged by wrapping them up in thick layers of bubble wrap.
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