Moving Tips & Tricks

Hacks for a Stress-Free Move

TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES

If you disassembled something take pictures so you know how it goes together. Taking pictures also helps if the there is damage to item in the transportation.

TAKE THE TIME TO GO THROUGH YOUR BELONGINGS

Look at everything critically and decide whether you need to keep it or if you can give away or donate. It will help you speed up both the packing and unpacking and could save you money in taxes.

GET FREE BOXES

Moving boxes are expensive! Grocery or convenience stores have boxes that they are happy to give away, just ask.

USE BLANKETS, PILLOWS AND CLOTHES INSTEAD OF BUBBLE WRAP

You can wrap fragile items in clothes, pillows or blankets, it will save you a fortune in bubble wrap.

NUMBER ALL YOUR BOXES

Number your boxes and so you know if one is missing. Also, on a separate piece of paper write down the main items in that box.

USE COLORS ON BOXES

Assigning a color to a box will be useful for your helpers or the movers. Label the room the same color as the boxes that go into it.

TRANSPORT THE CRITICAL THINGS YOURSELF

If you can, take the critical items yourself, this includes important documents.

BE KIND TO YOUR MOVERS

Moving can be tough, be kind and provide water and snacks to your movers.

KEEP CLOTHES HANGING

While your clothes are on hangers, group by four or five and use a garbage bag to protect and hold them together. Insert clothes from the bottom up, then tie the top around the hangers.