Everyone has to move at some point, and frankly, we know it isn’t fun. From packing up all your possessions to changing your address, moving can cause a lot of anxiety. Here are some tips, tricks and resources to make your moving day smooth and stress-free.
1. Use old clothes to save on packing materials.
If you have clothes you plan to give away, use them instead of paper or moving blankets to wrap breakables during the move.
2. Hire a mover to pack and unpack your home.
If you’re not interested in dealing with packing and unpacking boxes, consider hiring a mover that offers full-service moves. Visit our Best Movers guide to find more information on companies that provide packing services.
3. Keep your wine glasses in one piece.
A great way to ensure your expensive wine glasses don’t break is to use a wine storage box. Wine storage boxes typically have slots where you can place glasses after wrapping them in old clothing or newspaper. You can easily find or purchase these boxes at wine warehouses.
STEMWARE STORAGE BOX
Space for 12 champagne flute-style glasses
Durable with see-through front panel
Attached handles for easy transport and supports up to 25 lbs.
Avoid the panic of not knowing which box your toothpaste is in by packing an overnight bag filled with essentials, including a change of clothes, toiletries, chargers and medication. The S-ZONE Oversized Travel Tote Handbag is lightweight and easily holds your necessities.
Use a large clear storage box instead of an ordinary cardboard box to hold box cutters, scissors, paper towels and cleaning supplies that you might need immediately in your new home. Placing items in a clear bin differentiates them and makes them instantly recognizable.
Don’t be afraid to shop around when you’re trying to pick a mover. There’s a lot to understand about moving quotes, so visit our What to Know About Moving Quotes resource to find everything you need to know before committing to a mover.
7. A clean bathroom and kitchen.
If possible, try to enter the new home before your moving company so that you can clean the bathrooms and kitchen. Try all-natural home cleaners like Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Concentrate for the best results.
Multisurface cleaner that’s tough on dirt
Biodegradable cleaner for all nonporous multi-surfaces
Garden-fresh lemon verbena offers a light, refreshing citrus scent