Moving is everything BUT smooth, so to help with the craziness of trying to get everything out of one place and set up with nothing be broken or lost into another place…well that is never easy! As a woman who has moved a handful of times in the past decade, I have come to realize that the more organized you are BEFORE the big move, the easier it is THE DAY you move.  Here are my 5 must have tips for the BIG MOVE


1.Use this move as an opportunity to clean out toys, clothes, and items you haven’t used in a while. My rule of thumb is if I haven’t used it or thought about it in the past year then it is better off being donated or sell it online if you have the patience.

 2.Create a list of items that are must have when you move and keep them together, so that when you move IF you don’t unpack everything the first day, YOU WON’T , then you will at least know where your important items are for the first night/day.  I like to call them the first day essentials (Example: coffee machine, your child’s favorite teddy, bathroom supplies, any medication that you need , lysol wipes, windex, paper towels etc.)
  1. Color coordinate or simple label the box which where you want it to be put when it arrives at the new house. I.E KITCHEN, LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, PRINCESS P’s BEDROOM, MASTER BEDROOM, etc.
  2. Make use of every little space. In the kitchen there are plenty of appliances, slow cooker, mixer, blender, etc that can house other smaller items, keeping them safe. I usually love to use these spaces for my smaller utensils, like baking tools, forks/knives, spatulas, dish towels etc.
  3. Use the correct size box. Speaking from experience do not think that it is
    a smart idea to fill up an EXTRA large box with more goodies, like books or kitchen appliances, or dishes because it still has to be picked up. Make sure you buy the appropriate size box and make your life easier when it comes to physically moving them. P.S- those EXTRA LARGE boxes are suppose to be used for towels, bedroom blankets, pillows, sheets and larger not so heavy items.

Overall there are a bunch more little tricks with moving, like when moving a mirror use plumbers tape or duct tape to make a giant “X” on the actual mirror to keep it from breaking. My main piece of advice , from one mover to another, is to just take it one box at a time, one room at a time and then the entire event will not overwhelm you. Focus on remembering that if you do the 5 tips listed above , moving day should be less stressful and could turn into a truly exciting time!

Good luck!

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