Moving is stressful enough as it is, let alone without proper organization and packing. If you want to make it easier on yourself, packing up should be an orderly process done in gradual steps. Here are some hacks that are sure to make your next move a lot easier on you.
1. Keep Your Clothes on the Hangers
2. Wrap Breakables in Towels
Both your towels and your china are moving with you, right? Why not cushion your breakables by wrapping them in your bath and hand towels, Other linens will work too. And you won’t have any nasty newsprint ink all over your nice dishes.
3. Avoid Spills
Any bottle of liquid will be subject to leaking after its packed. To prevent a mess, wrap the top in a plastic bag and tighten it with an elastic band before packing.
4. Color Code
Label each room with a different color, and then put a matching sticker — or duct tape — on each box. That way, even if you don’t label your boxes well (even though you should), you’ll at least know which room they all go in.
5. Slide Furniture on Towels
6. Keep Track of Expenses
Moving is expensive, but lucky for all of us, some of those expenses are tax deductible. Make a simple spreadsheet to keep track of it all.