Make planning and executing your next move less painful with these Moving Tips and Tricks.
Purge before packing.
Stock up on supplies.
This is important. Before you begin you want to be sure you have everything you need right at your fingertips. This includes moving boxes, markers, packing tape, plastic storage bags, packing paper and our handy Dymo Label Maker. Also, these storage containers from True Value from our garage organization project were so handy and PERFECT for long term storage!
You can never label too much. Break out those markers and label maker and get to work! For large boxes we had a two-label format: a label for where the items went in our NEW place (in all caps) and what was in the box (in lowercase) – i.e., “KITCHEN” and “bar glasses”. This was helpful not only for the movers but also for us to know what we wanted to unpack immediately and what could wait.
Pack essentials boxes.
I designated one box for each room as “essentials”. Think of the things that you’ll want access to on Day 1. Those things go in the essentials box. For example, in our kitchen essentials box I packed plastic cups, paper plates and cutlery so that no matter where we were at in the moving process, we could sit down and have something to eat with, even on those first few pizza nights.
Now these are just our tips for making moving a little less painful. Now that we’re settled in our new place, I have no plans on going anywhere for quite a while! But if you’re in the market to move, be sure to check out MORE great moving tips at TrueValueProjects.com!
Thank you to True Value for sponsoring today’s post on Moving Tips and Tricks. All opinions and images are my own.
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