Ten More Top Moving Tips

Posted on 06 JUL

Here is the second instalment of our moving tips.

  1. Buy a roll of stretch wrap.
    It works like gladwrap but on a bigger scale. You can group items together, and it’ll protect your furniture from getting scuffed and scratched.
  2. Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.
    Tape the sandwich bags to the back of the item they correspond to. You can also use this method with the cords for your electronics.
  3. Beer boxes are the best for books because they have handles on the sides.
    So be sure to hit up your local liquor store.
  4. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
  5. Cut down on boxes by making all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you.
    Pack them with stuff. Use the wheeled suitcases for heavy things like books.
  6. The fastest way to pack a closet:
    Leave clothes on their hangers, simply grab a bunch, fold them once and drop them into a box. This makes for much faster unpacking.
  7. Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving.
    This might seem like a no-brainer for important things like utilities and cable but don’t sweat the small stuff. You’ve also got credit cards, your bank, magazine subscriptions, and your mail to worry about.
  8. If you own items that you want to get rid of but are too valuable to just give away, start selling on trademe at least 6 weeks before moving.
    It’s an easy way to make you feel like you aren’t procrastinating, and you might be able to make enough money back to pay for the entire move itself. It takes time for items to sell though so you’ll want to plan accordingly.
  9. Arrange for a charity organisation to come pick up the items you don’t want at least a week or two before moving.
    It’ll save you the trouble of having to take it there yourself.
  10. Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and wipe up any liquid.
    Otherwise you’re going to have stinky wet mess when you get to your new home.

What we haven’t mentioned is that there are several very helpful services that look after transferring internet, power, gas, Sky etc. from your current to your new home. Call us if you would like our recommendation.

 Good luck with your next move!

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