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Take the stress out of moving house with these simple hacks

Moving can be tedious but with these tips it doesn’t have to be

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By Alyxandra Carolus | March 16, 2024 | Diy

Getting ready to move house is one of those major life events that can really make or break you. Whether you’re moving out on your own or with a partner or room mate, it feels like things pile on very quickly, even with adequate preparation. Want to avoid feeling overwhelmed in your new home? We’ve put together a list of tips that could help ease the burden on your next move.

Label Your Boxes

One of the most important steps in the moving process, make sure that you label it correctly and don’t overfill your storage containers. Clearly label your boxes with the room they belong to and a brief description of what’s inside. This will make unpacking much easier, less stressful and a simpler process to put each box where it belongs from the beginning.

Use Clothes to Wrap Breakables

There’s nothing worse than opening up a box and finding that you lost some fragile items along the way. Be sure to wrap up your glasses, plates and any delicate items properly to avoid mishaps. Instead of bubble wrap or packing peanuts, use clothes or towels to wrap breakable items. This saves space and as a bonus, is eco-friendly.

Take Pictures of Electronics

One way to save time unpacking and potential confusion is to document how you kept your previous home in order. Before you unplug and pack up your electronics, take a picture of how the cords are set up in your living room. This will make setting up in your new place a breeze, and avoids that messy cord jungle behind your TV or in your office.

Pack a First-Night Box or Bag

Pack a box or overnight bag with everything you’ll need for your first night in your new place, including bathroom items, clothes, and bedding. It’s one way to save space on the moving van and keeps your most used items right by you.This will save you from having to dig through boxes when you’re tired from moving.