If you follow my social media, you know that I’m moving out this weekend with my best friend Carlie !! I’ve moved quite a few times, and I’ve learned some tricks along the way… Hopefully these help you with your packing/moving!
Tip #1: Roll Your Clothes, Don’t Fold!
This tip can help you whether you’re packing for a vacation or moving into a new home. Coming from a girl who has WAY too many clothes, packing them is the most difficult part. Using a large box from Lowe’s, or any box you have, roll up your clothes instead of folding them like you normally would. (See pictures below):
Tip #2: Reuse Your Boxes!
Don’t have many boxes, or no money for boxes? If you’re moving somewhat close, just reuse your boxes! Pack them up, bring them to the new place, empty them onto your counters, and go back and fill them up again! Another way to save space is to use garbage bags for anything you can. This may sound “trashy” (haha, get it!?) but to be honest, it’s so easy! Especially with hangers. Wrap an elastic band around a stack of hangers so they don’t all get tangled, and throw them in the bag!
Tip #3: Use Smaller Boxes!
I have a TON of stuff to move, and I’m not the strongest person…(let’s be honest, I’m not very strong at all). Instead of putting everything in a few large boxes, it’s easy to use a more small boxes; especially if you have a small car like me. These boxes are easier to lift, and will fit easily in your car!
Tip #4: This Is Your Chance To Unclutter!
The best part about moving, is the chance to FINALLY go through everything you have been piling up. While putting your things in boxes, ask yourself if you really need it, when the last time you’ve worn it. Maybe set some rules as to what you’re going to bring with you. Donate old clothes or electronics! Don’t bring the clutter with you.
Tip #5: Label Boxes!
Be honest, how many times have you just put all of your boxes in your new living room until it came time to unpack? I know I’m guilty. Label each box to which room it belongs to, and when you bring in the boxes, put them in that room. This will make things easier to find when you’re unpacking or when you need something. I find this tip very helpful and I can’t wait to use it this weekend.
I found this packing list on the Bed Bath and Beyond website and it’s been very helpful! http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/registry/apartmentchecklist
Well those are all of the tips I have, I’m sure I’ll come up with more after this weekend! I’m thinking about recording a room tour after I finish decorating which will probably be the end of next week. Let me know if you would like to see!
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