Thursday, April 28, 2011

14 Tips to Make Moving Day Less Painful

It’s that time of year again for a lot of us. Here are some 
tips to make your moving day less painful, both mentally 
and physically.


  1. Lighten the load. Dispose of as much as possible 
    before you start to pack. Donate to charity, have 
    a yard sale or throw out.


  1. Use the same size boxes. They will be easier to 
    stack both while you are packing, and in the truck. 
    No more spending time trying to figure out how to 
    get all those different sized boxes stacked so they 
    won’t fall over.


  1. Use smaller boxes. Then you won’t have big heavy 
    boxes that will wear you out fast. You, and your 
    moving team will be able to keep going without 


  1. Use a good quality tape and tape gun. The couple 
    extra bucks will save you tons of frustration.


  1. A couple of wardrobe boxes are always a good 
    idea. They keep your clothes clean and ready to 
    hang. Plus, you can throw boots, shoes, and 
    purses in the bottom.


  1. Before wrapping your figures in newspaper, put 
    them in a plastic shopping bag. It will keep them 
    clean. A paper towel will work with smaller items.


  1. Always write the room the box goes into on the 
    outside of the box so your movers or helpers can 
    deposit the boxes without you having to play 
    traffic cop all day.


  1. Write a description of what’s in the box so you 
    can find things easily. If you are using recycled 
    boxes (always a good idea), tape a sheet of
    paper on the outside to make a nice clean 
    readable label. 


  1. When packing clothes, sheets, towels and such, 
    put a plastic garbage bag in the box first, then 
    place the items in the plastic bag. This works for 
    pots and pans too. Then you won’t have to rewash 
    them when you unpack. Throw a fabric softener 
    sheet into the bag of clothes and linens before 
    you close it up to keep them smelling nice.


  1. Pack the items you will need the first night in 
    separate boxes and label them so you can get to 
    these things right away without having to go 
    through 20 boxes trying to find things when 
    you’re already exhausted.


  1. Make sure the beds get set up, and other heavy 
    items are in place. Other things can be moved 
    around later.


  1. Old fashioned as it may be – let the guys worry 
    about the furniture. Take the girls and let them 
    help you get the cabinets and drawers washed 
    out and your kitchen set up. Then, once the truck 
    is empty - everyone can easily sit down, relax, 
    and have some pizza and beer and conversation.


  1. If you packed well, the clothes can go right in the 
    drawers. The sheets and towels can go right into 
    the linen closet. Hanging clothes can go right into 
    the closets. Depending on how ambitious you are, 
    the entertainment center can be set up and books 
    put in bookcases.


  1. Take a break - the rest can wait for a little while……
    Rome wasn't built in a day.

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