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Moving Tips That Eliminate The Stress When Changing Homes

It’s exciting to know you’ll soon be moving into a new place and you can’t wait for the day to come. But use the time you have left wisely and pack everything by the book. You don’t want your friends or the movers to show up at your doorstep while you’re still figuring out what to do with all your stuff.

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After a whole day of moving your things from one place to another, you’ll most likely be too tired to unpack everything. So pack a bag with all the essentials like a change of clothes, toiletries, your laptop, etc. get everything you need for the night and the next morning.

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You’ll also need some other things like paper towels, eating utensils, cookware, toilet paper and some tools. Put these in a clear container or box. You’ll be able to see inside and easily find the item you need and the clear bin also stands out.

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Of course, this goes without saying that you’ll need a ton boxes so be prepared. Buy them from a moving company or get then from the grocery stores for free. Always get extras and put them aside for last minute packing.

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Label each box and write down what you’ve put inside and also what room they need to go into. Then you’ll unpack by room. Remember to put the labels to the sides of the boxes and not the tops so you can stack them to save space.{found on askannamoseley}.

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If possible, visit your new home before the move and clean the bathroom and the kitchen. Put up toilet paper, bath towels and all the basics. Chances are after the move you’ll just want to take a shower and go straight to sleep.

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When packing your plates, place them vertically in boxes. This way they’re less likely to break and it’s easier for you to get out the one you need without having to unpack them all.

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Put some plastic bags and small zip lock bags in your bag and keep them handy. They’re great for holding small items like screws from the things you’ll have to take apart as part of the moving process.{found on thefrugalgirls}.

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Use all your bins, laundry baskets, hampers and suitcases and use them to pack things when you move. They’ll have to be moved there anyway so you might as well put them to good use.

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Use colored tape when you label the boxes. Use a different color for each room so it’s easier to identify them and place them where they need to be. You won’t have to read what the label says. All you have to do is look at the color.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on September 21, 2010

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