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100+ Moving Tips & Tricks

Moving can sure be a tough task for all of us.  You need to take care of packing, finding transport, someone to help you load and unload and much more. That’s why we’ve put together this list of moving tips & tricks that will provide you with the most helpful moving tips and hacks to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Of course, you won’t have to worry about most of these if you have the experts at Upline Moving take care of the move for you!

Looking for advice on how better to pack your belongings, how to load a truck, what to do during the moving day and after you’ve moved in?

Moving Tips Part I: Packing

1. Make box handles. Use a knife to cut the handholds in the sides of the boxes. It will be easier to pick up or lift the heavy ones.

2. Make use of soft items. Put pillows, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals and other soft items into plastic bags (you can use trash bags). Use these bags as a padding for fragile objects. The bags can also act as a space filler.

Moving Tips Part II: Moving Day!

50. Have the first-night box. It will most likely be hard to unpack everything the very first day you move in. So pack the most valuable belongings in one separate box to have them ready right away.

51. Have all the packing supplies available. Put all the things you’ll need for packing in a separate box. This way you’ll have everything at hand and won’t have to run around the house, searching for a needed item.

52. Pack everything tight. Having all the items in boxes is not enough. Use your Tetris skills to load all the boxes as tight as possible so that they won’t move around during the transportation.

Moving Tips Part III: Hacks and Ideas

65. Defrost the refrigerator. It’s always a good idea to plan your moving beforehand. Defrost, clean and dry your fridge to have it ready to go and to keep yourself from having to deal with a mess.

66. Put tape on mirrors. Masking tape on mirrors and glass in the form of an X won’t keep them from breaking. But what it will do is absorb the shock and not let the glass fall out of the frame in case it falls or breaks. Accidents happen, and it’s better to be ready for them.

67. Take a picture of your cords. Before disconnecting all the cords, take a quick pic of them. Not for good memories, but to manage them quicker when you set everything up in your new place.