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How to Make Moving Easy?

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Slide whatever you'd like.

Since sofas and tables are high, they are easier to roll over. We tried making our own sliders out of foam pads, but they just weren’t cutting it. To help us carry the dresser and sofa to the truck, we find these perfect furniture sliders from Super Sliders with fairly sturdy rubber foam.

Lifting is the convenient way

To hold moving costs as low as possible, it is discovered that Shoulder Dolly’s ingenious lifting and movement mechanism (which looks like something a bodybuilder would use!). We actually crossed our arms over our heads and buckled the belt in front of us. And there was another strap that went under the item we were lifting. That way, the strap will be able to assist us in moving all of our large items.

Now, load the hardest things into the truck.

This is one of the most practical moving advice I can give. Since they’re sandwiched between other things, items would be less likely to move as they get closer to the cab. Make sure the first things, such as sofas and chairs, are the heaviest. Loading larger objects first means you have a reasonable understanding of how much room you have in your moving vehicle (and if you need to rent something bigger).

Loading in truck

Items from the same room can be packed together.

Items from the same room can be packed together.

We save a lot of time by storing all of our kitchen pieces together. We knew exactly which boxes to take out when it came time to prepare our first breakfast. Those that supported us in packing benefited as well: they knew just where everything wanted to go.

Heavy products should be packed in smaller packages.

Heavy products should be packed in smaller packages.

What could be more difficult than raising a heavy box? Lifting a large box containing heavy items. Believe us when we say that we learned this lesson the hard way. We loaded large objects such as books, decorative centerpieces, and heavier electronics into smaller boxes until we knew what we were doing wrong, so the box would be easier to navigate.

Learn and understand marking the packages

Labeling the things in the first place is the secret to not spending a few hours hunting for them. Purchase at least five rolls of various coloured electrical tape or these pre-printed sticker tapes, which will make your life SO MUCH EASIER. You can also be a little more detailed until you’ve labelled by bed. On the package, write the contents in marker. For example, write “dishes and utensils” below the label for your fork and knife box after you’ve labelled the yellow tape “kitchen” and slapped it on the box.

Learn and understand marking the packages

Instead of duct tape, use shrink wrap.

Instead of duct tape, use shrink wrap.

When we burned through two rolls of duct tape in a heartbeat, we knew how much duct tape we were losing. Ultra has some shrink wrap with a high stretch ratio, which was ideal for wrapping boxes with delicate items inside. We didn’t waste a lot of tape; in fact, we used less wrap than we expected, and it was very solid as it wrapped around all of our boxes.

In reality, duct tape can be avoided at all costs.

There’s a reason it’s referred to as duct tape rather than packing tape! Packing tape is a type of duct tape that comes in rolls with a special handle to make applying it to boxes much simpler than duct tape. It’s still really sticky, because you can draw on it (perfect for labeling). If it’s good enough for UPS or the post office, so it’s good enough for your delicate belongings.

The trick with the hanger

The trick with the hanger

Taking the clothes off the hangers and then putting them back on is one of those annoying things you don’t care about while you’re driving. Instead, remove all of your clothes from your wardrobe, including hangers, and put them in a big garbage bag. Make sure the bag’s tie section is facing down. Then, using the hanger, punch a hole in the top of the bag.

Fill up the fridge.

You should bring smaller items inside bigger items like the fridge or the washing machine if you’re bringing them with you.

Invest in a mattress bag to keep your mattress dry.

The bunk, on the other hand, was a great challenge. We couldn’t work out how to pick and move the mattress while still tying it to the roof of my car without damaging it. To cover the bed, we find this Cresnel mattress bag online. Who would have guessed there was such a thing? The mattress bag made it much easier to move the bed downstairs and to my car.

If you’re in the market for a fresh mattress, Purple, Nectar, Tuft & Needle, Beautyrest, Serta, and Molecule all have fantastic prices on high-quality mattresses. They can even ship it directly to your new place!

Invest in a mattress bag to keep your mattress dry.

All goes in heavy-duty totes.

We didn’t have time to unpack everything we loaded into the van because we had so much stuff. I found these handy, heavy-duty totes from Earthware where we packed up pretty much everything we wanted for the first night: clothing, shoes, toiletries, tablets, books, and a sleeping bag for each of us, since our rolling bags already had silverware and China in them.

It's Never Too Late to Use Bubble Wrap

It's Never Too Late to Use Bubble Wrap

Wrapping furniture corners, TVs, appliances, and fragile objects is a must.

To prevent scratching and pollen, use large plastic bags.

To prevent scratching and pollen, use large plastic bags.

Using large plastic bags all over your sofas, loveseats, and other large furniture to keep them clean and avoid scratching and dings during transportation.

Large items should be wrapped in blankets.

Moving Blankets are a simple and quick alternative to Bubble Wrap for covering desks, TVs, mirrors, and other larger items. They’re simple to put on and take off, and they’ll protect you from bruises and bumps.

When you're doing it yourself, use a Dolly.

If you plan to transport it yourself rather than hire a moving business, a dolly will come in handy for moving large, heavy objects.

Make a donation

Make a donation

This is one of those life-changing suggestions that can make your life simpler and the lives of many others stronger. Goodwill and other similar organizations will accept the gently used items, and you will get a tax deduction after you drop them off. You should also arrange for a donation company to pick them up from your soon-to-be-former residence.

Change your mailing address.

This may sound like a no-brainer, but you’d be shocked how easily you can forget to do it when you’ve got a million things on your plate. When our Amazon Prime shipment didn’t arrive after a week, we realised we’d made a mistake! Amazon, as turns out, always believed we stayed in our flat. Prep ahead if you don’t want your expensive new drone sent to the wrong address.

Change your mailing address.

Delete all of your subscriptions.

This may seem to be a no-brainer, but it’s also something that’s easy to overlook. Make sure your old address’s TV, telephone, gas, services, and online shipping subscriptions have been cancelled, and that your documents have been forwarded to your current address. Keep in mind that certain state and federal government agencies (such as the DMV) need you to update your new address within a given time frame (e.g., within the next 10 days). On their website or in their smartphone app, many online providers find this service easy.

Stop purchasing food.

“No bread!” is the worst thing you can say to our ears. It’s one of the travelling tips that everybody overlooks. But if you don’t consider buying food until you pass, it will all go to waste. To ensure that you finish everything, expect to avoid buying food at least a week before you pass. Most of the people ate more ramen noodles than they’d like to admit, but it was completely worth it! In any case, ramen has a negative rep. It’s awesome!

Make duplicates of all of your valuable documents.

I understand that this is one of the moving tips that can seem to make the transition much more difficult than it already is. But you can’t afford to lose your family’s sole copies of birth certificates, passports, social security cards, pay stubs, tax statements, mortgages, auto payments, and other important documents. If it has the potential to be missing or destroyed, it is safest to make backups of it. If you don’t want to spend too much paper, convert your papers to PDFs and save them on a flash drive or in the cloud. Use programmes that have paperless, downloadable copies of your valuable records as an alternative.

Make duplicates of all of your valuable documents.
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