Moving can be incredibly stressful! But using these moving hacks to help you streamline your move will make things much easier during the packing and unpacking process! But if you are still struggling to get things packed and unpacked, The Organized Mama offers moving services!
Whether you are doing the moving and unpacking by yourself, or need assistance, we are here to help!!
The Best Moving Hacks To Make Moving Easier
Sort and Edit While Packing
This is my most useful piece of packing advice… edit your items before you move them into the new house. It makes a huge difference once you start unpacking. So before an item goes into the box to move, ask yourself these three questions:
- Do I love this or find it useful?
- Would I buy this item right now if I saw it on the shelf at the store?
- Do I actually use it?
If you answered no to any of those questions, then you should donate, sell, or trash that item. Try to sell an item before you move. If it doesn’t sell, then donate. Not sure where to donate? Here’s my list of the best places to donate nationwide and locally!
Use It Up Before You Move
When moving into a new house, you should try to start with everything fresh. So that means those half used ketchup bottles in your fridge should be used up before you make the move. If you don’t finish the entire bottle, like you have a small amount left, then wash the bottle and recycle.
The goal is to have all your half used items finished so they don’t have to be carried over!
Label Every Box
Now I am talking specifics of what is in each box. It will make unpacking each box so easy because you know exactly what is in each box!
Not sure what to call items you don’t want the movers to know exactly what’s inside? Come up with a code name, such as “gadgets” for your Xbox or computer.
As you are packing, use this Packing List to take inventory of everything you have in each box. Cut the squares out and attach them to each box. Now you know what is in every box!
Separate Boxes For Each Room
Try to only put items from one specific room in one box (or multiple boxes). Not only does it make unpacking easier, it also helps with organizing your new space!
Ziplock Bags Are Your Best Friend
Finally, I love using Ziplock bags when packing up office spaces, kitchens, and other rooms with small-ish items. I will put only one type of item (such as pencils) in the Ziplock bag. Then I label the bag. I put that bag into the office box. Now the pencils, pens, etc. won’t be rolling all over the boxes, but, rather contained and easy to unpack!
By breaking down tasks, these moving hacks are perfect for helping you streamline moving and unpacking!