10 Moving Tips to Make Your Life Simpler

Sep 26, 2016

Moving into a new home or apartment this year? Plan a faster, easier move into your new space with these amazing moving tips from the apartment-living experts at Timbercreek Communities,

Moving Tips

1. Change Your Address

This is an easy step number one. Two weeks before the big day, contact the postal service to change your address to your new location.

2. Pack An Overnight Bag

As you begin the time consuming job of packing up all the items you have accumulated, set aside your favourite everyday essentials. Put these items into a backpack so you know exactly where they are when you unload all your possessions into the new space. You’ll thank yourself later.

3. Take A Pic

Before you invest too much time into packing, stop and snap a picture of your most complicated electronics set up. This is an easy way to remember which cord goes where without taking up any precious brain space.

4. Donate What You Don’t Need

Isn’t it amazing how quickly stuff magically accumulates? Consider donating gently-used items you no longer use or want to a local charity. If you’re truly serious about making a change, check out Marie Kondo’s best selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This is a great how-to guide for life-changing decluttering. Some charities will even pick up your unwanted items from your home. Do your research to see what local charities near you accept physical donations.

5. Next Level Labels

It's always a good idea to label your moving boxes. Make your move as smooth as possible by adding a second line that indicates which room the box should be placed in. This will save time and hassle when it's time to unpack in your new space.

6. Invest In Clear, Plastic Bins

Labeling your boxes by room means they’ll probably end up in the right place-- fingers crossed. Even with excellent labels it can still be challenging to find the towels, bed sheets or eating utensils you need quickly after a move. Pack these items in clear plastic bins so you can spot them easier on moving day.

7. Go Vertical

For fragile items like plates, pack them vertically, just like old-fashioned records. They’re less likely to break this way.

8. Vacuum-Seal Your Clothing

Reduce volume by vacuum sealing clothing, particularly clothes that are out-of-season. After your move, these compact bags will be easy to store in the closet until the seasons change.

9. Hire A Sitter

If you are moving within the same city and have little ones and/or pets at home, simplify your life significantly by arranging a babysitter for moving day.

10. Pack Up Before Help Arrives

Friends and family can be amazingly helpful during a move. Be respectful of their time and energy by packing up all your possessions before their arrival. Your aunt and neighbor are probably not going to know where and how you want your possessions packed. Save their assistance for the actual moving of boxes and furniture.

Moving doesn’t have to be stressful. Timbercreek Communities wishes you good luck as you transition into a new home.

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