I’ve partnered with Proctor and Gamble to bring you these 12+ moving tips to make your next move easier, but all opinions are my own #CleanHomeSavings @Walmart
It’s moving season. Or at least for my family. All 3 of my husbands siblings have moved or are moving this summer. One of my sisters is moving this summer. Oh, and I’m moving this summer.
While we love living downtown we’re going to take a change in scenery. At least for awhile. But as much as we love living downtown it’s probably safe to assume we’ll be back at some point.
With that, here are my top 12+ Moving Tips
-Start early. Star packing out of season clothes and books and things you won’t need for awhile. Since I’m moving in the summer that includes all of my winter clothes. I’m giving everything a wash with Tide® before packing it up. You don’t want potential stains setting in while your clothes are boxed up. Also, donate what you haven’t worn or used in awhile. Few things to pack will also mean fewer things to move and unpack.
-Use Bounty® paper towels between plates and bowls when you’re packing to keep dishes from cracking. I prefer to pack my dishes several days before I move and then use disposable dishes and utensils. That way I know all the dishes are ready to go and I’m not having to try to wash and pack things last minute.
-Use towels and hot pot holders to pad kitchen gadgets and larger dishes: toaster, can opener, mixing bowls, etc.
-Put plastic wrap around your silverware tray to pack the while tray at once, rather than packing silverware loosely.
-Another thing to pack early, jewelry. I’m keeping just a couple pieces that I can wear with anything, but everything else is getting packed. Use empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls to pack necklaces and bracelets to keep them from getting tangled. You could also poke earrings through the cardboard tube as well!
-Use smaller boxes such as paper boxes, bank boxes, or liquor boxes for heavy items like books so you don’t pack a too heavy box or under pack a large box and have your items rolling around
-Unplug electronics from the wall. Wrap up the cords neatly so they are ready to plug back in when you move. And you don’t have to guess which cord goes with that device!
-Since we are living in an apartment I want my deposit back when we move out. Our apartment doesn’t have any carpet, it’s all concrete, wood, or tile flooring. The Swiffer® WetJet can help me clean all the out-of-sight-out-of-mind places that my vacuum and mop don’t normally reach. I can also use it at my house to give it a thorough scrubbing before we move back in.
-Clearly label all boxes. Not just “bathroom” but “bathroom- bottom drawer: hair products”
-Give your new place a clean slate. I know I’ll be walking through and spritzing all the rooms with some Unstoppables™ Air Refresher before we unload the boxes.
-Use blankets to pad furniture.
-Cover your mattress, both sides, with fitted sheets. This will keep it from getting dirty while you move. Just wash the sheets with Tide® when you’re done!
-Those moving boxes? Ask for them! A friend who just finished moving posted on social media that she had boxes to give away and I snapped them up. My Mom got some more from another friend who moved. And when you’re done moving? Pass the boxes on to someone else. We’ve given away used boxes every time we move. Karma is a good thing. Sometimes stores and restaurants are also a good source for free boxes. Asking never hurts!
-Have everything boxed before people get there to help. When movers, or friends, show up to help you move make sure everything is ready to go.
-And finally, make an ‘Open Me First’ box. Often this is one of the last boxes you pack because it’s all the things you used up until the last minute. Label it and make sure you can find it because it’s probably the first one you want to open. It’s often the box with the Charmin® toilet paper.
Here’s a fun moving timeline printable for you! You can get everything you need for your move, and clean household, at Walmart. And for less, because moving is expensive.
Do you have some tried and true moving tips Leave them in the comments!