11 Moving Tips to Keep You Organized
Published on 1/28/2022
Go ahead, make it easier on yourself. Use our list to help you have a smooth moving day.
- Call the utility companies as soon as you know you’re moving. You’ll not only get it out of the way early on, you’ll also ensure you don’t forget to do it later.
- Pack an overnight bag with personal items like toiletries, PJs, and a change of clothes for your first day. This keeps you from digging through all your boxes for what you need right away when you are wiped out from a busy moving day.
- Use a clear container for essentials that you will need on your first day such as trash bags, toilet paper, shower curtain, etc.
- Take pictures of cords plugged in on the back of your TV and computer. This will help you put it back together the same way.
- Corral cords with toilet paper rolls to avoid tangling. Write on the rolls to label them.
- Have your rugs professionally cleaned before moving. They will then return rolled and wrapped for easy packing.
- Keep all of your hanging clothes together by wrapping them in a trash bag. Better yet, use a wardrobe box to hang them in.
- Pack your boxes by room so that your items aren't mixed up. Label them to make them easy to find and unpack: Dining Room, Living Room, Family Room, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Den, etc. It can also be helpful to label boxes with dishes or other breakables as "FRAGILE." You can buy handy moving label kits to make it easier to label boxes. These can help you color code by room, which can be a big help.
- Pack dishes and other heavy items in smaller boxes to keep them from being too heavy and awkward to move. Place a piece of bubble wrap or cushioning foam between each plate and dish to help protect items from breaking and chipping.
- Use larger boxes for lightweight, but bulky items like towels, blankets, and comforters. A TV box is helpful for protecting your flat screen TV during moving.
- Change your address with the post office and set up mail forwarding. Then work on changing your address with all the places that send you mail during the first few weeks after you move.
We hope these moving tips help your things arrive safely and and also help you find what you need when you need it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.