4 Ways To Make The Moving Process As Simple As Possible
Packing and Moving Tips To Help Get You Through Your Next Move
Let’s face it, moving is an ordeal. Those who have been through the moving process know how much time and energy it takes to move, regardless of whether you’re moving down the street or out of state. However, often times moving is just a part of life. According to census.gov, the average person in the United States will move 11.7 times in their life. If you’re planning an upcoming move and are wondering how you’re going to get it all done, be sure to view my below tips for making it as smooth of a process as possible.
Lighten Your Load Before Moving
Go through old clothes in your closet and/or any boxes in the garage before beginning the process of packing up all your things. Although sorting through old items in the home can be quite time consuming, there are many benefits to doing so. For example, getting rid of unwanted items can help save on moving costs, because you’ll have less to move. Once you’ve sorted through all your items and decided what to keep and what to get rid of, you can either donate the items or try to sell them. There is Let Go, which allows people to buy and sell unwanted items.
Don’t Spend A Fortune On Boxes
To purchase new boxes for moving the price can be as much as $2.00 per box. $2.00 per box can add up quickly once you’re done packing up all the rooms in the house. Consider using resources such as Box Cycle, which allows people to buy and sell used boxes. For people looking to buy boxes the cost is as low as 15 cents per box. There is also Free Cycle where you can find people who have recently moved and are looking to get rid of boxes.
Remember The Essentials
A couple days before you move be sure to pack a box with just the essentials such as snacks, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, hand soap, paper towels, coffee, the coffee pot, paper plates, utensils, a couple of pans, etc. On moving day ask your movers to pack your essentials box last so it will be unloaded first or take the box over yourself. Doing so will allow you to have convenient items on hand while you’re in the midst of unpacking all your things.
Take Time To Properly Pack Breakables
There is nothing worse then unpacking your things after a move and discovering something broke on the way over. You can purchase bubble wrap but if you’d like to try to save on the cost of that as well, packing fragile items such as glasses, dishes, pottery, etc. in clothes is a cheaper alternative.
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