Moving can be a stressful experience. So much so that 58% of people found moving to be more stressful than planning a wedding.
But moving can be a positive and even fun experience!
Don’t believe us? Give these seven moving tips and tricks a shot and see for yourself.
1. Start Packing as Soon as Possible
Packing early is a great way to ensure a smooth move. But it’s a wise idea to begin packing sooner than you may think.
Packing weeks or even up to two months in advance brings some pretty substantial benefits.
The week leading up to the move can often feel like a blur. By having your belongings packed and ready to go well in advance, there’s no need to lose sleep or cram items in boxes at the last possible moment.
2. You Can Take It with You…But You Don’t Have To
Do you feel like you have too much to pack? Here’s a piece of moving advice you can feel good about.
Make your move easier by donating old or unused items. Clothing, in particular, is in demand, but you can donate almost anything you own including vehicles.
Aside from knowing you’re helping the needy, most items are tax deductible through companies like Goodwill. You’ll get to help people and save money while doing so.
Be sure to keep up with any receipts and follow guidelines to maximize your deduction.
3. Towels Make Great Padding
Moving valuable items like vases, picture frames, and dishes can be nerve-wracking. One wrong move is all it takes to shatter family heirlooms and classy dinnerware.
But there’s a great way to protect your valuables while also packing up your bathroom. Wrapping fragile items in bubble wrap then use towels to provide the extra padding needed inside the box to keep them safe.
It’s also a great way to cut down on boxes, as towels can take up a surprising amount of space
4. Plan Meals Around Your Move
Think twice before you toss out the food in your pantry. Food waste accounts for 1/3 of all total food produced.
Not only is getting rid of food before a move wasteful, but it can be draining on your wallet.
Instead of throwing away those old perishables, plan meals around them. Make an effort to plan a week’s worth of meals or more with the groceries you currently have.
It’ll save you money and may even force you to get more creative with your meals.
5. Get Rid of Nasty Flooring Scuffs in Moments
Hardwood floors look wonderful. But they’re all too easy to scratch or scuff on accident.
Fortunately, moving hacks can keep your floors looking great while also making sure you get your security deposit back.
All you’ll need is a tennis ball and a broom.
Take a thin tennis ball and make a small, circular incision. Next, stick the tennis ball on the end of the broom.
Now gently rub the tennis ball on the floor. After a few moments, the scuffs should disappear.
6. Learn About Your New Area Ahead of Time
Moving to a new area isn’t just stressful, it can be a little scary. Getting to know your new area beforehand can make the moving process more exciting and may give you something to look forward to.
By the time you’re ready to move, your new house will already feel like home.
7. Plan Your New Room Online
A new home means new chances to decorate. But why wait until the actual move to get started?
Great online tools like IKEA Home Planner let you map out your new room’s design in a three-dimensional virtual environment.
Make Moving Easier With Moving Tips and Tricks
Moving doesn’t have to be a chore. With these moving tips and tricks, your move will be faster and easier than you could ever imagine.
Want another great way to expedite the moving process? Get in touch with us today for a free moving estimate!