13 Moving Hacks for a Faster, Easier and Less Stressful Move
Moving to a new home isn’t always easy, but there are some tips and tricks to help you pack and unpack faster, cut back on the amount of work you have to do, and ultimately make the process go seamlessly. Try out these moving hacks and discover creative ways to help improve your residential move.
1. Call the Utility Companies ASAP
As soon as you have a moving date, call your utility companies to cancel service. If you will be sticking with the same service, simply notify them of your new address and move-in date.
2. Find a Mover Pronto
Get free quotes from at least three different moving companies so you can be sure you’re getting the best price, skill and experience.
3. Set Your Budget
Moving is expensive; you don’t want to experience major sticker shock on top of everything else. Create a budget using a computer program or an online moving cost calculator.
No need to move things with you that you no longer need. Hold a yard sale, donate items or give them away. The Salvation Army in Fort Worth is the nearest center to Hurst. Call or go online to schedule a pickup.
Rather than have to be faced with throwing away all the food in your fridge at the last minute, get creative a week before with recipes that will use up all your food.
6. Keep Clothing in Your Dresser Drawers
No need to take clothes out of your dresser and put them into boxes. Leave everything as is, take out each drawer, and move each one like that. Easy pack-up and easy un-pack!
7. Leave Clothes on Hangers
In the same vein, leave clothes on hangers and just group them and wrap them in large garbage bags.
8. Use Towels, and Linens to Your Advantage
No need to spend money on bubble wrap. Use towels and linens to wrap breakables such as glasses, dishes, lamps and vases. Place perfume bottles in socks for customized padding, and use dish towels to wrap knives and other sharp objects. Secure with a rubber band.
9. Hold Small Items in Pots
Fill your large pots and other sealable containers with smaller items to save on space.
10. Place Plastic Wrap Around Spillables
To prevent spills during transit, use plastic wrap to secure the lids of your soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies, and other items.
11. Color Code Boxes
Assign a color to each room, and place that colored sticker on the corresponding box. This is quicker than labeling with a marker.
12. Snap a Photo of Your TV Wiring
Before you unpack all your electronics and television sets, take a picture of the wire configurations so you don’t have to fuss with it when you’re setting it back up in the new place.
13. Pack a Cooler on Moving Day
Moving day can be chaotic to say the least. It’s easy to forget to eat, and it’s easy to get dehydrated. Stock a cooler with easy-to-grab snacks and drinks that will keep your strength up.
Contact Luke’s Moving Services
Start off with a free quote with us and you’ll see how simple this part of your move can be. Contact us at 817-752-9766.