Are you moving and don’t know where to start? We have got some great moving tips for you to avoid stress, save money, and keep your sanity while going through this hectic time. (affiliate links are included in this post)
Moving Hacks and Tips You Must Know
Plan ahead and put away a few essentials that you might need during the move (and 1 day after the move) so you don’t start digging through all of those packed boxes looking for toilet paper or wet wipes. You can find the list for 1 day essentials at hip2save.
Get those funny New Address Cards to announce your new move, and a new address.
A few weeks (or months) prior the move, print this moving checklist so you don’t miss important stuff. Do you want to save some money by getting free moving boxes?
We also found you a great list of places you can get free moving boxes.
Clean Your Old House
Patching up wall holes can save your security deposit. It’s pretty simple. Watch video tutorial. via Porch on YouTube
Do you have some ugly nail holes in your wall after you took off all the pictures? No worries, there is a really easy fix for that. via Joyfully Home
If you have kids, you probably have broken blinds too. We have all been there! Good news though – you don’t need to replace entire blinds. You can easily fix them yourself! Try this easy tutorial. via DIY Project Crazy
YES, you can clean your dirty carpets the way professionals do. We got a recipe for you! Use this 2 ingredient carpet stain cure. It works really well! Tried it myself. via Kids Activities Blog
If you move the furniture, and suddenly realize that there are those little divots left behind by furniture legs all over the carpets – there is a super solution for that! via Fluff Designs’ Blog
And don’t forget the microwave! It’s easier than you think…with this cleaning hack. via Your Modern Family
When moving toys…no need to put them in a packing box….just use cellophane to wrap the individual boxes!! No toys lost! via Pinterest
Are you worried about your expensive makeup during the move? It could get damaged if it’s in the truck with all the boxes. Check out how cotton pad can help you save your precious make up items. via Miss Natty’s Beauty Diary
Make your life easier with this jewelry packing tip. You will thank us later! via I’m an Organizing Junkie
Moving hack: Wrap blankets (and secure it with tapes) around furniture to avoid accidental scratches and bruises. If you are worried your liquids (shampoo, shower gel, olive oil etc) will spill during the move. Try this packing hack: wrap the top with plastic wrap.
When moving clothes there is no need to fold them and pack them in boxes. There is an easier way! via The Wicker House
Don’t empty drawers. It will be a breeze to ‘unpack’. via Better Homes & Garden
Pack books in the luggage you have. It will be much easier to carry. via bestlexever
Video tutorial how to pack TV. You must watch this. via Global Relocations on YouTube
Wrapping drinking glasses so they won’t break is an important moving task. Don’t pack your socks because you will need them to put your drinking glasses in. Yes, it’s true and I have done this. No broken glass during the move. via Complex
Use plastic wrap to “pack” utensils, pots, and the rest of the kitchen.
More genius packing ideas! via Valerie Write Now
How to safely pack plates for moving? The Frugal Girls used disposable foam plates. I might do this on our next move.
More ideas on how to pack dishes. via Maijas Mommy Moments
Pack and Move Furniture
There is an easy way to move those heavy washing machines, fridges, etc. This simple system that works extremely well. Lift with your legs/thighs and carry the weight evenly across your shoulders, and not your arms and biceps. Everyone who tried it said “where do I get one, I will not move heavy furniture without it !” Highly recommended.
Move heavy appliances with window cleaner! Spraying a little of this cleaner right in front of the feet means when you start to push it, it will slide with ease across your floor. Genius?
Do you want to take your “lazy boy” furniture with you, but you’re worried it will take up a lot of space in the truck? Good news – you can reassemble it easy. Watch the instructions!
Did you know that you can move heavy furniture with simple jar lids? I have never tried, but I will save it for the next move. Sounds smart! via designedtodwell
Cover the table with a fitted sheet, and the chairs with pillow cases to protect your precious dining set. via Pinterest
And if your dining set has removable legs, take them off – you will save a lot of space in the moving truck. via Lemon Grove Blog
Have a lot of heavy mattresses to move? Use a mattress sling.
More Packing and Moving Tips
Move your bedroom’s furniture last on the moving truck. That way when you arrive to the new house you can get your bed and other essentials FIRST.
Make sure you can reach your slow cooker easily. That way when you arrive to the new house you can make easy meals while unpacking goes for few days.
Moving with kids? Make sure to read these 6 tips to make this process easier for everyone. via Kids Activities Blog
Cleaning and Organization Tips
- 20 Kitchen Organization Ideas for Families
- How to Use Essential Oils in Your Daily Cleaning Routine
- 13 Ways To Organize All Those Cords
- How to Organize the Fridge and Freezer
Leave a comment: Do you have any tips for making a move, easier? We’d love to hear!