Posted on: 27 October 2018Share
Getting ready for moving day takes a lot of planning and hard work, but there are some little things you can do to make the process easier. Here are some hacks you might want to employ as you prepare for your move.
Assemble A Miscellaneous Box
Even the most thoroughly planned move can result in odds and ends that don't make it into moving boxes. Having a "miscellaneous box" assembled makes it easy to gather up these small items. As you fill up the box, take note of any items that are important. You can label one side of the box with details about all the items stored inside. You can even keep this box in the house after the moving company has left to grab any things that have been missed.
Use Color-Coded Tape
Instead of using regular packing tape, consider colored tape instead. Purchase several different hues or designs so you can color-code your boxes. You can assign colors to items from specific rooms, or you can designate colors for fragile items, clothing, decor pieces, and storage items. Combined with your box labels, the color-coded tape can make it easier to unpack once you've arrived at your new home.
Find New Uses For Sandwich Bags
Sandwich bags with zippered closures or secure seals are ideal for a number of different packing tasks and hacks. You can use them to hold hardware for furniture you've disassembled, or you can use them to create makeshift air pillows to provide cushion for fragile items. Sandwich bags are also ideal for gathering small items together so they don't shift in your moving boxes. For example, you can use the bags to pack nail polish bottles, hair ties, makeup, or even spice containers. If you have children, use sandwich bags to secure board game pieces and other toy accessories as you pack.
Save Toilet Paper Rolls
Toilet paper rolls, along with paper towel rolls, can take a lot of the guesswork out of packing electronics and appliances. Wrap up the cords for your items and tuck them into the empty rolls. Secure the ends with packing tape to keep the cords neatly in place. You can also use tubes to pack extension cords, strip surge protectors and other cords and cables. Toilet paper tubes can also be placed on end in the bottoms of boxes to sort and pack socks, underwear, washcloths, and a wide range of other small items.