Today’s post is in partnership with PODS. I’ll be sharing tips on how to stay organized during a move.
We have officially moved out of our first home (insert sad face here). As excited as I am for our new adventure, I’m sure going to miss that place. I’ll have to do a round up post with all of my home projects completed there. My true DIY heart was built in that home.
On the day we moved, the movers (AKA my husband’s friends) were able to get everything in the PODS container in less than two hours. They were all amazed at how organized everything was. I promise, I’m definitely not the most organized person in the world, but it helped tremendously to arrange everything before the move. I have a feeling it will be a life saver when we finally get to Ohio too.
So here are my 10 best moving tips. I’d love for you to share your moving tips in the comments as well.
1. Download your free printable moving check list before you get started. This will help you stay organized during the weeks to come.
2. Make a moving plan. Before you even begin to pack, create a layout of your new house on paper. Write down each room you will be moving boxes into and then use those same names when labeling boxes. This will save everyone time.
3. Start early. As soon as you find out your moving, start going through closets and build your “garage sale pile” and “donate pile.”
4. Use garbage bags to cover your clothes and keep them clean. They come in all different sizes and will help your clothes stay on the hanger. Simply put a hole in the bottom of the bag and pull the hangers through. Then tie a knot on the bottom. I owe this tip to my mother! Brilliant I tell ya!
5. Store items inside of large bowls and pots. I stored my spices in my crock pot. Always be thinking about how to utilize your space.
6. Use a phone book or packing paper to wrap your dishes and breakables. Line your breakable boxes with bubble wrap and towels as well. You can never have too much padding. Also use smaller boxes for breakables. This will help the movers and your things from breaking.
7. Place foam plates between your glass plates to protect them.
8. Label and condense! Only keep what you really need and use. I ended up going through all of my scrapbook paper and ended up donating almost all of it. For the paper I did keep… I labeled it accordingly so that I would actually be able to find it when I un-pack. :)
10. When in doubt, tape it! It’s better to secure all of your boxes. I finally was able to use up some of my growing washi tape supply. ;)
Last but not least… make sure to label your boxes accordingly. Label boxes with the room they are going to and exactly what is inside them. Post it notes work great. Just secure them with tape. If there are fragile items in the box, be sure to mark it FRAGILE. This will save everyone a lot of time and stress during the move. It’s worth the extra couple of seconds to label it. I promise!
So let’s hear it. What moving tips do you have?!
This post was in partnership with PODS. We have loved our move with PODS!
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