Moving tips to make life easier

Moving tips to make life easier

Finding a new place to live is exciting and wonderful until you start to realize just how many possessions you have that will need to be moved.  Fortunately there are some simple tips that can help to make the relocation experience a lot easier for you.

One good tip is to pack an overnight bag containing all your essentials.  After a long relocation day you are likely to be far too exhausted to want to start unpacking your boxes; therefore, it is a smart idea to make sure that your essential items are easily accessible.  These essentials should include toiletries and a change of clothing, especially if you have go to work the following day.  It is also a good idea to include a laptop computer in your overnight bag.

Another good tip is to pack the goods that you are going to need before others in a clear plastic bin.  These items could include a box cutter, trash bags, selected pieces of cookware, phone charger, tools, paper towels, eating utensils, a power strip and toilet paper.  Using a clear bin means you can see what is inside it, as well as ensuring that it stands out from the inevitable array of cardboard boxes.

Breakable items such as dishes and glasses should be wrapped in clothes in order to save money that would otherwise be spent on bubble wrap; packing them in this way also means that you are packing two items for the move simultaneously.