Moving Tips 101

A few simple tips to help your move go a little smoother.

  • Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
  • In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, and what room they’ll be going into, as well.
  • Unpack your boxes by room to prevent constant back and forth trips around the house, especially if you have stairs!
  • Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.
  • Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.
  • Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
  • Make a donation pile for all clothing and items that you don’t want to take with you. That way, all you have to do is schedule a pickup with a donation center. Don’t forget to ask for a receipt to claim a tax deduction!
  • Measure EVERYTHING. If a piece of furniture can’t fit in your new home, get rid of it!
  • Use laundry baskets, trash bins, and suitcases as boxes.
  • Put stemware and glasses inside clean socks for extra padding.