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Moving Tips and Hacks

November 10, 2016 1:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Moving Tips and Hacks

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Just the thought of packing and moving can send shivers down the spine. Where to start? How many boxes do we need? How are we going to get all the glasses and dishes and other breakables packed safely? Where did I put the packing tape? Add in work, kids, and daily life, and it feels like you’ll never get everything settled into one of the beautiful new homes in Chelsea AL. Moving is never going to be easy, but with these tips, it should hopefully be a little less stressful.

As well as collecting as many boxes, in multiple sizes, as you can, start stocking up on bubble wrap, tissue paper, packing tape, labels, and maybe even a pair of scissors to be used solely for packing. Create a packing station by putting the scissors, tape, markers, labels, and other similar items in a basket that you can easily tote around from room to room. This will help keep everything together so you’re not constantly searching for individual items.

Color-coded labels are a great way to keep track of boxes for each room and some labels have a space so you can easily write down what’s in each box. This can make getting sorted and established in your new home much quicker and save you from lugging boxes needlessly from room to room.

There are items that you’ll be using right up until you move and most of those items are things you’ll need right away in your new home. Take a large, clear plastic bin and use that to pack up all of the essentials like toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, paper towels, and similar items. You could also use a suitcase to pack up clean towels, pajamas, and a change of clothes for the family for that first day/night in the new place.

When it comes to packing up your plates, get some foam plates to place in between each plate. Also consider packing plates vertically, rather than stacking them. They are less likely to break when they don’t have that added weight and pressure. Be sure to pack bubble wrap around them all so they don’t move.

You’ve probably got a lot of pots that don’t stack neatly. Don’t let that empty space go to waste. Use the pots to pack up your spices and other small kitchen supplies.

When it comes to packing up your hanging garments, don’t bother taking everything off the hangar. Simply grab some large garbage bags and slide them up and over your clothing and then tie the hooks of the hangars together.

To keep your artwork protected, pick up – or order online – some of the free priority mail boxes and use them to hold your artwork before then putting the mail boxes into one larger box for added protection.

Don’t forget to label all of your cords and wires and consider taking a photo of the backs of all of your electronics so you can remember how they’re supposed to be hooked up.

When moving into one of the homes in Chelsea AL, the most important thing is to try to get rid of as much junk as possible and be as organized as possible. Don’t start throwing random items into boxes and assuming you’ll remember where they go or decide later if you want to keep them. It may seem like more work, but it will make unpacking so much easier.

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