Moving can be a real pain in the neck, especially if you are moving far away. Yet, moving is something we all need to do eventually, whether it’s moving in with a partner/spouse or changing jobs. Although you may have support from your family and NYC movers, packing can still be a pain. Here are a few moving tips for your next move.
- Take a picture of your TV cords and other electronics so you know how to set it all up again. This way you can remember what wires go where and how they were all connected.
- Pack the items that you will need to unpack first in clear plastic bins. You’ll be able to see what you need, and it will be more easily accessible. Pack items such as shower soaps, silverware, bowls, cups, and maybe some clothes.
- Create a labeling system for your boxes. You can either color code your boxes with tape, or write more information such as what room the box will go in.
- Pack your plates in a box as if you were loading them into the dish washer versus stacking them on top of one another. They will be less-likely to break if packed in this manner.
- Use all suitcases and extra baskets for packing goods. Pack books in rolling suitcases so that the heavy weight will be easier to move.
- There is no need to take your clothes off the hanger. Separate about fifteen clothes items and put a garbage bag over the top of the hangers, covering the clothes. Make a small slit for the top of the hangers to come through.This allows you to move clothes that can easily be placed in your new closet.
- Put cotton balls or a cotton pad in your powdered makeup or eyeshadow compacts so they don’t fall apart during the move.
- Pack essentials in a smaller backpack or duffel bag for the few days you won’t be able to unpack everything. Pack clothes, underwear, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, phone charger, etc.
- Have small sandwich bags handy for your screws and bolts when you are taking apart furniture. You can label and tape the bag to a piece of the furniture for easy access later.
- You can also number your boxes to help keep track of how many boxes you have. This will help you to know exactly which box and what goods have gone missing, should you lose a box.
- If you have a lot of valuable furniture, such as pianos, mirrors, or fragile paintings, then you should probably call a moving company like NYC Movers.
- Change your address at least two weeks before you move. That way your mail will start arriving immediately when you move to your beautiful new place!
Hopefully these tips will be able to help you stay calm throughout your move. Although the process of moving most likely won’t be on your list of the best things you’ve done this year, it hopefully won’t be the worst. So, keep calm and move on.