If you have moved from one home to another, you know that moving day can be an absolute anxiety-inducing nightmare.
Did I forget to do something? Are my valuables going to break? Which box is my toothbrush in again?
These are just a few of the questions that may cloud your mind when thinking about your move, but worry no longer, because we’re here to help.
Here are seven moving hacks that can make your moving day, and the days that follow, a breeze.
During the packing process, separate items that you no longer wish to keep. Either donate or sell those items, but either way, it will be a relief to have fewer things to carry on moving day. Donating can score you a deduction on your taxes, and you’ll feel good knowing the items you no longer had a use for are going to new homes!
Be sure to use boxes with handles, as you will quickly find it makes the moving process a lot easier. If you already have boxes and they don’t have handles, don’t fret, simply cut some holes into the sides of the boxes, creating handles yourself.
Label each side of every box for easier identification for you and the movers.
Before you unplug all of your electronics, snap some photos on your phone of what the set-up looks like. When you get to your new home you can refer back to the pictures for easier reassembly.
Use a strip of tape to label all of your power cords. While there’s no denying this is a tedious task, you will thank yourself when it comes time to set up the entertainment center in your new place, as you won’t have to wonder which cord goes to what device.
Put any screws and bolts into labeled ziplock bags. Similar to the cords, you’ll be glad you did yourself this favor when you’re able to quickly identify what goes where when it’s time to unpack and set up your new home.
Pack a box of any items you’ll need the first day and night of the move. A few sets of clothes, your essential hygiene products, and phone chargers are a good place to start.
If possible, call your local water and electric companies and request that they turn on their respective services a day or two before you’re scheduled to move in. Working lights and heating or air conditioning are a must for moving day, and you will no doubt want to take a hot shower once you’re done.
With these seven moving hacks, you’re ready to pack up and hit the road!
Be sure to check out our blog, where you’ll find more moving day tips and tricks to make the process that much easier for you and your family.
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