8 Organizing Tips for Moving

If you know me you know that I love to organize things. I may not be able to keep them that way for long – you know, with a 15 mo old – but I enjoy putting things in their proper place. I also like to make lists. And I’ve moved a lot. So, I’ve put together a list of moving tips to help make a hectic process easier. And I’m also compiling this list, to help myself remember what needs to get done before Saturday! Haha!

8 tips to help make moving easier:

1.) LABEL EVERYTHING!

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Labeling the box by room and by content allows me to quickly get unpacked after moving.

  • I think this one goes without saying, but if you want to know what’s in your boxes, you should probably label them. Now, I don’t just use the general labels here, I make sure to list things out. So instead of writing “Kitchen” on your box, you could add a few key items that are in your boxes.
  • Add terms like “Heavy,” “Fragile” and “Light.” So that heavy boxes of the same size don’t end up crushing the light boxes.
  • Label items “open first” so you know whether these are items that must be unboxed immediately.
  • Here are some great labels I like to put on my boxes: (Click the link to view on Amazon)

2.) Box everything you can

I also like to utilize baskets to easily transport items that don’t fit in a box or are odd shaped.

  • I like to box clothes with hangers on them – I have so many clothes hanging in my closet that it just doesn’t make sense to bag them.
  • Bulky items are much more easily moved if you are able to box them.
  • You can also use baskets if an item will waste space in a box.

3.) Pack boxes from the same room together in the truck

  • If you organize the moving truck so that all the kitchen boxes are together it makes unpacking the truck much easier. (Of course, this may not always be possible – but put them as close together as you can)

4.) Hire movers

  • If you can afford to do this – just do it. It makes life so much easier!

5.) Leave cleaning items in an open box – pack it at the back of the truck.

  • Whether you need the items to clean your old house or the new – chances are they will be needed, so leave them somewhere easy to access.

6.) Pack a Suitcase

  • Put all your commonly used items like toiletries and clothes for several days in a suitcase, this way you know where they are and you won’t be digging through boxes trying to get ready for work.

7.) Clean as you pack

  • One of the worst things ever is unpacking dirty and dusty items from boxes and having to clean after you move – so grab a duster and clean them as you pack!

8.) Don’t Stress

  • I know that this one is easier said than done… but try to relax. Before you know it you will be unpacked and living comfortably in your new place!

Did I miss anything? Do you have any great moving and packing tips? Let me hear them! Leave a comment below, or shoot me an email to [email protected]

Discussion

#1 By shammy p at 11/13/2021 3:50 AM

I found it helpful when you said that you can easily unpack your things after moving when you label box by room and by content. My parents will surely appreciate this tip because they are planning to move to their family home to save money on rental fees. They want to easily pack and unpack their things and to ensure that they won't forget anything before hiring a trucking service. I will be sure to share this with them.

#2 By Mantharagiri Packers and Movers at 7/1/2022 2:40 AM

Thank you for these great tips....! keep sharing

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