Written by LeafFilter
Moving can be an exciting time! However, along with the excitement of getting a new place, there is the stress that comes along with packing and relocating. Whether you are moving down the street, to a new neighborhood, or across the country, it is important to get things done efficiently.
With all of the challenges that come with moving, staying organized and sticking to a budget can quickly become difficult. Fortunately, LeafFilter has come up with the top seven moving hacks to help you keep on track before, during, and after your move to make your experience more manageable.
Packing fragile items
When packing your fragile items, use anything soft around you such as blankets, stuffed animals, towels, and pillows for padding. You can even utilize socks as padding around the gaps in the boxes. Taping other breakables, like mirrors, will help absorb any shock and keep your belongings in tip-top shape. Place Styrofoam plates between your expensive, breakable plates; this is a cheap and easy way to ensure your plates don’t break while in transition!
How to pack your clothing
Don’t waste time taking clothes off their hangers and putting them into boxes. Instead, simply take a trash bag and wrap your clothes around the hanger. This is an easier, and cheaper way, of investing in garment bags. Then, simply pile all of your bags in your car and rehang the clothes in your new home! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® also offers wardrobe boxes which hold up to three feet of closet space for even more protection and ease!
More than likely, your moving boxes are going to be placed one on top of another. Instead of labelling what’s inside on top of the boxes, label your boxes on the side, so you and your movers can easily see where they should go! Another great moving hack is to color code the boxes. For example, everything that goes in the kitchen will be in red, while the living room is labelled blue. Organization is key to any successful and stress-free move!
Make money during my move? How is that even possible? Well, as you are going through all of your belongings, you may find things you never use or wear any more. In order to make a little extra cash, you can post these items on the latest apps that allow you to sell your clothes. Poshmark, Vinted, Tradesy, and Threadflip are just some of the sites that you can utilize to sell your clothes to people across the nation. Use the money you make to assist with moving costs for a win-win situation.
Tracking in snow, sleet, dirt, and ice while you are moving into your new home can be dangerous! Avoid slips and keep your crew safe by keeping old rags and towels handy to wipe away the snow, dirt, and mud that gets tracked in. This can come in handy regardless of what season it is, but will be especially important if you are moving during the winter.
Keep the essentials on hand
You’ll want to make sure you keep any tools and essentials you deem necessary for the move within reaching distance. This can include a box cutter, paper towels, power strips, tool kit, eating utensils, toilet paper, and cookware. You’ll also want to make sure toiletries such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, and shampoo are nearby for the night. Using clear bins can help keep you organized and will allow you to see everything that is in the boxes for easy access! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers a Day of Move box for those last essentials that you may need on the day of your move.
Hiring a moving company, like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, can take the pressure off of you. When you choose to hire TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, you are sure to be in good hands. Their professional team takes the stress of moving off you and your family, making the entire process more enjoyable and worry-free! Contact them today to begin planning your move.
We think moving should be exciting and fun! Not overwhelming. These moving hacks are sure to eliminate stress, allowing you to stay organized and under budget during your next move!
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13 thoughts on “7 moving hacks to simplify your move”
Great tip on packing clothing – during a process as hectic as moving, it helps to find the most effective (but least tedious) way to get things from point A to point B, and with clothing it can be difficult to balance. Thanks for sharing!
Love your tip on how to make money during your move. Most people only consider the old fashion options like yard sales or even craigslist but there are a lot of great easy to use options like the apps you mentioned. FB’s swap and sell is another good way to get rid of your items quickly.
Great tips on simplifying your move. Making money while moving is always a plus. I can’t tell you how many times someone has injured themselves moving either. Safety should always come first.
Two Men & a Truck are Absolutely Awesome! Very soon I will be moving (sob) and will need them again….particularly their psychiatric team!
Great tips. Thanks!
It never occurred to me to use Styrofoam plates between my plates. I use towels. I will pick up the Styrofoam plates and bowls today. I can still use them. THANKS.
I’m looking forward to our pre-Christmas move with 2 Men and a Truck. We used them about 14 years ago and was very appreciative of their hard working guys.
Great tips along with an awesome online inventory have made this move so very simple. My point of contact has been courteous, informative and available. I am looking forward to my Fourth (4th) move with Two Men and a Truck.
Looking forward to working with the crew. This is the first time using a mover.
Hello Dorothy, we hope you have a great experience!