Moving can be a pain, but with these moving hacks, you will find it easier than ever. Read this guide to change every move you do in the future.
You can’t stay in one place forever. As much as we like to pretend each time we move might be the last, eventually the day comes where it’s time to pack up everything into boxes again. The average person moves over ten times in their lifetime.
Moving is a stressful process for anyone, even natural born planners. Despite your best-laid plans, the process seems to always end up something of a disaster, or at least unpleasant at best.
There are some steps you can take to help the moving process come together a little bit easier. Below, we’ll walk you through some of our favorite moving hacks that can make getting from point A to point B a bit breezier.
Setting up The Utilities
If you hope to survive a big move, your best attack is definitely proper preparation. Going in without a plan is going to cause you big trouble. Having a plan can help lay out the groundwork for an easy move before you even fill up the first box.
The moment you know you’re moving go ahead and get the utility companies on the phone. That means your internet, cable, water, gas, and so forth. You might have these services from one or two providers or from many.
Moving these services from one home to another doesn’t have to be complicated. Most utility companies have tried to make the process as easy as possible so that they don’t lose customers during this vulnerable time. A simple phone call requesting cancellation at one address and a starting at another will do the trick.
Make sure you give the utility companies the expected dates of your move so they don’t shut off your current services too early. Calling far in advance will ensure you have utilities set up right when you get to your new house. The last thing you want to do after all the work is to wait around days or weeks until the company has an opening in their immediate schedule.
Look into Movers
If you plan to hire assistance for your move, you should start doing your research as soon as humanly possible. It can take time and work to ensure you’re getting the best possible price for your move.
You should get quotes from a minimum of three reputable and reliable moving companies and compare the prices. If you need to, talk to company reps about how they got to the prices they did. It’s a good idea to already have a budget set so you know what you are aiming for.
Giving yourself time to do this is key. If you reach out too close to your move, you’ll be trapped in a corner, forced to pay the price whoever is available gives you. Save yourself the stress and the money by getting this task going ahead of time.
Keep Your Dresser Drawers Filled
When it comes to hacks, packing is one of the areas where they come most in handy. There are many little tricks you can pull to help make packing your home up easier.
You’ll probably have the impulse to empty out all your clothes and belongings while moving. This is a logical thing to do, but also time-consuming.
You can make your move more efficient by just using your drawer as a portable suitcase of sorts. If it’s not too heavy with the drawers in, leave everything as is and secure it with tape and plastic wrap. You can literally move it your new home and have it ready to go right away.
Try out A Wardrobe Box
One of the most needlessly time-consuming parts of moving is all the time one spends folding and unfolding clothes. It can take your hours just to get all your wardrobe back on the hangers.
This can be avoided if you just don’t take the clothes off the hangers at all. If you can handle the extra cost, investing in wardrobe boxes can make your move so much easier. These boxes are sturdy and allow a large number of clothes to be hung from the top of the box and hang below.
Moving your wardrobe into your new closet becomes as simple as lifting from one area to another. The time you’ll save is well worth the cost.
Color Code Your Boxes
We’re naturally visual creatures, but we always fail to play to this idea in our organizations. Instead of taking the time to write on each box, grab a box or two of multi-colored stickers from the store.
Assign a color to each room of your house and label your boxes appropriately. Not only will this save you from a lot of writing time, but it’ll also give you a quick reference point for when you unpack. It’s a lot easier to see colors than try to and read what your hurried scrawl says.
This system can help if you’re moving your belongings to an in-between spot before they reach your new home. Knowing how to pack a storage unit in an organized fashion can be valuable when you only have time to grab the essentials. This color-coded system allows you to find what you need with ease.
The Most Helpful Moving Hacks
No one enjoys the process of moving, but it’s something we all have to do over the course of our lifetimes. The above moving hacks can help take some of the pain out of the process.
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