A move can be a big deal and involve a LOT of effort. So, we’ve come up with some of the best moving life hacks that should help your move go smoothly. After all, you’ll have so much to worry about that any opportunity to make your life a little easier is undoubtedly a good thing.
Start with Your Clothes
If you’re a bit of a hoarder and love a bargain, you may have built up a wardrobe full of clothes over the years. This can make packing your wardrobe a very daunting prospect as you may not know where to start.
If you don’t want to conduct a mass clear out and are happy to hold on to all of the items stored within your wardrobe, simply stock up on durable black bags and carefully place these over your hanging clothes so that they are all grouped together for easy access. Packing using this method means that your clothes will be ready to be unpacked as soon as you get to your new place.
Get Snap Happy
If you have the chance, visit your new home before you move in to take as many photos as you can of both the interior and exterior of the property. This can help you to decide where you would like to put your things before you move in.
This life hack can speed up the unpacking process a fair bit. A nice touch may even to take some pictures of your old home just in case you want to reminisce and hold on to those dear memories.
Don’t Get Your Wires Crossed
Most of our devices require cables or charges, and it can all become very confusing pretty fast as to which charger goes with what device. So, if possible group the devices and cables together, If this isn’t possible and you have lots of cables leftover, take the time to label what they are.
This life hack can save a lot of trouble and effort at the other end of your move as you don’t have to faff about with chargers and cords.
Protect Your Bed
While many people don’t even consider that their bed can become damaged and dirty during transit, it does happen. Therefore, you can easily prevent this from happening by using cheap fitted sheets to cover your mattress so that it should stay safe – or at least clean – during the move.
Get Rid of Clutter
Moving home is the ideal time to get rid of all the things in your home which you no longer use or need. Whether it’s old clothes, unnecessary furniture, out of date food, or even toys – decluttering will save you hours of work when you reach your new home as well as provide you with loads of space.
If you want to raise some extra cash, you could have a car boot sale, sell online or even give your belongings to charity. Otherwise, you can simply give them to friends, family or neighbours who can still get some use of them.