40 Tips To Ease Your Moving

  1. Start planning early and create a timeline to keep yourself on track.
  2. Declutter your home before packing to reduce the number of items you need to move.
  3. Create an inventory of all your belongings to keep track of everything during the move.
  4. Label all boxes clearly with their contents and which room they belong in.
  5. Pack items from each room together to make unpacking easier.
  6. Use packing materials like bubble wrap and packing paper to protect fragile items.
  7. Use garbage bags to pack clothing and bedding, which can be easily transported and unpacked.
  8. Pack a first-day essentials box with items you’ll need immediately after the move, like toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents.
  9. Don’t pack heavy items in large boxes, as they may be difficult to lift and move.
  10. Use suitcases to transport heavy items like books.
  11. Use small boxes or containers to pack heavy items like dishes to avoid overloading boxes.
  12. Use plastic wrap to keep drawers and cabinets closed during transport.
  13. Keep screws and bolts from disassembled furniture in labeled bags to avoid losing them.
  14. Use plastic wrap or moving blankets to protect furniture from scratches and dents.
  15. Take photos of how electronics are connected before unplugging them to make reassembly easier.
  16. Use clear plastic bags to pack hardware from disassembled items like bed frames and bookshelves.
  17. Pack fragile items like dishes and glassware vertically to prevent breakage.
  18. Use socks to protect stemware during transport.
  19. Use mattress bags to protect mattresses during transport.
  20. Pack items in your car that you’ll need during the move, like snacks, water, and entertainment.
  21. Hire professional movers if you have large or fragile items that require special handling.
  22. Get insurance coverage for your move to protect your belongings during transport.
  23. Confirm your moving date and details with your moving company a few days in advance.
  24. Inform your utility companies of your move to avoid being charged for services you no longer use.
  25. Forward your mail to your new address with the post office.
  26. Pack a separate box with items you’ll need for your pets during the move, like food, water, and toys.
  27. Pack a separate box with items you’ll need for your children during the move, like snacks, toys, and games.
  28. Donate or sell items you don’t need before the move to reduce clutter in your new home.
  29. Use a rolling cart to transport heavy items like boxes and furniture.
  30. Use color-coded labels to differentiate between boxes belonging to different rooms.
  31. Use a hand truck or dolly to move heavy items like appliances and furniture.
  32. Make arrangements for childcare and pet care during the move.
  33. Pack breakable items like mirrors and picture frames with care to prevent damage.
  34. Use furniture sliders to move heavy items like sofas and dressers without scratching the floor.
  35. Pack seasonal items like holiday decorations separately and label them clearly.
  36. Take measurements of your new home to ensure your furniture will fit through the doors and hallways.
  37. Hire a cleaning service to clean your old home after you’ve moved out.
  38. Research parking restrictions in your new neighborhood to avoid getting a ticket during the move.
  39. Pack heavy items like books in small boxes to avoid overloading and breaking the box.
  40. Use wardrobe boxes to transport clothing on hangers.