Moving tips, tricks, and advice!!
Congratulations on your new home! Now you just have to figure out how you’re going to pack and move everything without breaking the bank..
Packing up your life and moving down the street or across the country doesn’t have to be disastrous—follow these moving tips, and you’ll be relaxing in your new space before you know it.
A lot can go wrong during a move. (A lot can go right, too.) With all the details and moving parts, there’s no one-size-fits-all guide with moving tips for every single scenario that could come up during the moving process. Different people will have specific needs or concerns an antique china collection, valuable wood furniture, delicate heirlooms that may require special accommodations, but for most cases, this general list of moving tips and tricks will help.
Make a List Of Things to Pack Ahead of Time.
Get rid of everything
Packing all your possessions into boxes, bags, and more can be overwhelming. Make it a little bit easier on yourself by cutting back on excess and clutter as much as possible. Before you pack a single box, do a merciless purge of unused or unnecessary items. You’ll have less to pack, less to move, and less to unpack—and you’ll start life in your new space with a clean slate.
Pack as far in advance as possible
Before you start pulling everything out of your closets and cabinets, walk through your home and take note of the big items you plan to pack or leave behind.
Disassemble what you can
Not all furniture items should be disassembled when moving. However, for those that can be disassembled, we highly recommend doing so before the move. Furniture pieces that usually need to be taken apart include bed frames, tables and modular sofas. If you happen to have kept the original assembly instructions, simply use those for guidance on how to deconstruct the item. Wrap all parts in plastic wrap or protective covering and place inside a labeled cardboard box.
Don’t move heavy furniture by yourself
This tip might sound silly, but you’d be surprised how many people attempt to pick up heavy furniture by themselves without help. Not only is this a hazard to the person lifting the heavy furniture, but it’s also a sure way to break or damage the furniture (and floors!). Make sure to recruit help when moving furniture.
Don’t leave empty spaces in the boxes
Fill in gaps with clothing, towels, or packing paper. Movers often won’t move boxes that feel loosely packed or unbalanced.
If you’re itching to get rid of the leather chair in your office, add it to your “Donate” or yard sales.
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