5 Ways to Make Your Move Faster, More Comfortable, and Less Risky

 

When moving to another place, having a solid plan on how to approach things is what’s going to make the whole experience much more comfortable, efficient, and safer. With the following 5 tips we’re about to unveil, you’re going to be able to transform an endless chore into something that puts your creative thinking to the test:

1. Get rid of the clutter

Unless you’re planning on taking the clutter with you, separating it from the rest of your items is probably the first thing you should be doing. Don’t limit your thinking to garbage collecting only; chances are, you’ve received some gifts along the years that haven’t really found their way into your life and are only taking up your space. Or perhaps you’ve simply outgrown some of them and aren’t using them anymore? Don’t be too sentimental, it’s time to part ways with what you no longer need!

2. Prepare the moving materials

Do you have any bags left over from grocery shopping? How about some boxes? If not, just visit the local stores, and some will be more than happy to give them to you (with no strings attached). It’s a win-win scenario: they get rid of what they don’t need, and you get free cardboard boxes to place your stuff in. While you’re there, buy some duct tape along the way. You’re probably going to need it (and lots of it).

3. Tape your drawers

Aren’t sure where the duct tape could get handy? The answer is right in front of you; by taping your drawers, you will ensure that none of them slide open and fall out of the trays during transport or while moving them around the house. Of course, attempting to carry around heavy furniture on your own is quite risky, especially if you have a bad back. If this is the case (or if you simply don’t like taking any unnecessary risks), letting the professional movers do the job is probably the best course of action.

4. Identify breakable objects

These objects, due to their fragile nature, must treated with extra care, lest you risk shattering them to pieces. Having broken pieces of glass all over the floor while in the process of moving is no laughing matter and could cause serious injury, especially because the tiny little pieces can easily get scattered around the floor. Ideally, you should identify them and store them separately from the rest of the items.

5. Keep your screws and bolts organized

You’re likely going to have to put larger pieces of furniture apart just to be able to get them through the doors. In doing so, bolts and screws can easily get misplaced, unless you organize them in any way you see fit. This could be by putting them in plastic bags, compartment containers…

Conclusion

Moving can be a bit of a chore, but it’s also a great test of your creative thinking, organizational skills, and the ability to come up with solutions on the fly. Stick to the tips we’ve provided, and you’ll be able to get the job done before you know it.

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20 thoughts on “5 Ways to Make Your Move Faster, More Comfortable, and Less Risky

  1. Whenever we move I have been extremely organized so that I don’t lose things. I could use a little tweaking and this gives me some great ideas. Whenever we move again I will definitely use some of them.

  2. You had me at get rid of the clutter. I am a notorious pack rat and like to keep everything so moving will be so hard. I think I would have to wrap everything in newspaper and bubble wrap to avoid breakage.

  3. I am not moving until after my kids have graduated from high school and the plan is to toss most of our stuff and buy new stuff when we get to our new state 🙂

  4. Yup, great tips. We’re a military family so we move every couple of years. We always get rid of stuff before we move, and try to get organized.

  5. I always have moved myself because moving companies are so expensive. Packing items that you don’t use on a daily basis is stuff that I try to pack a few weeks before moving day. This helps me get a jump on things. I also wrap my dishes and breakables in towels, sheets, and blankets. Then when you get to your destination, your dishes are clean.

  6. Getting rid of clutter was HUGE for us, especially since that meant that our old home looked better in real estate photos and our new home looked fresh and clean!

  7. The only two times that I have moved was when I was 15, which wasn’t bad because I was in charge of my own room, and then after I got married. However, at the time my husband was in the Army so the military packed us up and moved it all for us, thankfully.

  8. You’re right about moving being a chore, so it’s really nice to be able to organized everything before you begin. I think these are awesome tips for anyone who’s planning to move soon.

  9. Great post and a great reminder for many things we tend to forget to do. The screw and bolts, I failed to organize mine on last move and had to go through everything to find them. Thanks for sharing.

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