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I MOVED! 10 PACKING TIPS TO A EASIER MOVE

Packing to me is a fun process but can be hectic and stressful. I've moved so many times that I think now I'm 100 times better than before. I use to just stuff things everywhere and then when it was time to unpack it was hard to ind everything and I had nothing in boxes so things would constantly fall out. So I've definitely learned from over the years how to make packing a smooth and fun process.





1. PURGE UNUSED OR UNWANTED ITEMS BEFORE PACKING

One thing is to always go though and get rid of things you haven;t used or things that are old such as  makeup or just those random things around the house that has been sitting. It's a waste when you go to unpack and you have a box full of things you never use, that could be donated or sold to someone in need. I just recently sold my mini fridge because I haven't had a use for it and it was just sitting around collecting dust, but now it has a home and I have some extra money that can go towards my move.



2. PACK MOST THINGS IN A BOX

Packing mostly everything in a box makes moving trips easier and faster. Its easier to rent a dolly and stack boxes and wheel them to the truck then it is to carry multiple bags and bins. You can even find recycled boxes to cut down on cost.

3. USE EXTRA LARGE TRASH BAGS TO PACK CLOTHES

I try to making packing my clothes a simple process. I just take my clothes from the closet, still on the hanger, and put them in a large garbage bag. It kind of works like a DIY garmet bag. It makes unpacking a breeze, just take it out of the bag and hang it up.



4. LABEL LABEL LABEL

Labeling your boxes is essential in this entire process. Anything you put in the box label it. It will save you time and a headache come time to unpack and put everything away. Trust me no one wants to spending time opening every box to find that one thing they packed. We always think we will remember where we put something but most of the time we don't.



5. PACK BREAKABLES IN NEWSPAPER OR WRAPPING PAPER

If I have left over newspaper around I'll use that to make sure my dishes and any fragile items don't get broken. Recently I've been using the wrapping paper from uhaul which works really well also. The last thing you want is to open your box and your glasses are broken.

6. USE ZIPLOCK BAGGIES TO PACK SMALL ITEMS

When I have small items like thumb tacks, paper clips, small beauty items. I like to use different size ziplock bags to pack them in and them I can add them to larger box. I've found that this works the best for packing those small items.



7.MOVE ELECTRONICS IN YOUR CAR (IF POSSIBLE)

I get nervous when it comes to my tv. I don't want anything to happen to it. So when I move I usually out my tv in the car to avoid any damage to it. But if your moving and that's not possible, I suggest getting bubble wrap and making sure it is securely snugged.

8.HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS HELP YOU MOVE
If you cant afford or don't want movers. Have some family or friends come over and help you. You can even treat them to pizza and wings when your finished!


9.TAKE YOUR TIME WHILE PACKING
If you have the time, use it. Pack a little everyday and don't rush it.

10. STAY ORGANIZED AND ON TOP OF EVERYTHING
If you have movers make sure they know where to put things. Have a checklist of which boxes go where. You can even add color coded stickers on the boxes (one color for each room) to make it easier. Make sure you keep track of gas, mileage or any other expenses you may have while moving.









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