7 Smart Tips To Make Moving a Breeze
Moving from one apartment to another is not easy. It’s a physically exhausting and an emotionally tiring process. Good thing there are tricks and hacks that you can follow to make it quite bearable. Below are some tips and advice that can definitely help in your moving journey.
Moving can be pretty expensive if you are going to buy all the things you’ll need in the process. One way to save a little cash is to get free moving boxes. Try checking out local Craigslist postings, Facebook groups or kindly ask your friends and relatives if they have any that they won’t use anymore.
Check out your stuff and see if any of them can be left out once you moved into your new home. If there are old clothes that you don’t wear anymore (but still in good condition), donate them to a shelter or local charity. Same thing goes with your accessories and furniture.
Create a proper plan weeks before your moving day. For example, you should plan to defrost and dry-out your fridge 48 hours before your move so it won’t leak once the day arrives. Same thing goes with your other appliances.
Before unplugging and disconnecting those cables and gadgets, take a picture of it. With this, you can easily reconnect them at your new apartment or home without any hassle. You don’t need to call out for help because you already know (with the help of the pics) what goes where.
Very few people do this so you are among the lucky ones who will get the benefit from this tip! Pack yourself a first night box which might include toiletries, clothes and any other essential stuff. With this, you don’t have to unpack all the boxes all at once just to find the right item for your first night at your new apartment. First night box can also include some silverware, dishes and items that you’ll need in unpacking your boxes.
Before you start packing up, create a supplies basket first that contains your packing essentials such as scissors, tapes, cables and ties. You can carry this basket from room to room making packing much easier and less time consuming.
Put your seasonal items in a bin and label it accordingly. This way, you can put them straight to the attic or basement without unpacking them. You can also use a clear plastic container for the seasonal items so you can easily see what’s inside of it.
These tips and ideas can certainly help out in your moving journey. Make sure to follow and use them wisely.
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