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Moving can be a pretty dreadful process. There’s so much to organize, so much to pack, and who’s going to move your old piano?? The good news is, there are some tried and true moving hacks to make the process a bit more simple.
Moving Hack #1: Buy Disposable Dishes
When you’re in the process of moving, the last thing you want to think about is dirty dishes. This hack will also allow you to pack up your dishes ASAP without having to worry about what your family will eat off of for the foreseeable future. You can also use disposable foam dishes between stacks of any breakable dishes or items to keep them protected.
Moving Hack #2: Fill in Nail Holes with Soap
If you don’t have time to buy spackle or caulking to fill in any holes in your walls before you move, grab a bar of white soap from your bathroom. Rub the bar into nail holes to fill them in. Now, this option will only work on white walls. If you have different colored walls, you may need to paint over the filled-in holes.
Moving Hack #3: Create a Box for Essentials
Just like packing can take weeks on end, so can unpacking. Instead of stressing out about where your toothpaste is or where that last roll of toilet paper that you know you set aside went, designate a box for essentials. Make sure it’s marked clearly and include the following to immediately have access to when you get to your new home:
- Disinfecting wipes
- Hand soap
- Dish soap
- Disposable plates, cups, and silverware
- Trash bags
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
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Moving Hack #4: Visit Your Local Craft Store
Head to your local craft store and pick up some bead boxes to use as you disassemble your furniture. Bead boxes have little compartments in them that make the perfect home for nails, screws, and other small items you need to keep organized for the move. You can also use small Ziploc bags to hold tiny items in.
Moving Hack #5: Tape Your Mirrors
Take some masking tape to create a giant X across the surface of all mirrors you are moving. The tape will absorb any shock the mirror sustains during the move and will prevent it from breaking.
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Moving Hack #6: Make Use of Laundry Baskets
Gather up all of the laundry baskets in your household and fill them with clean clothes, towels, and linens for easy transport during the move. Make use of all baskets, trunks, and other large containers by filling them up with items you are moving.
Moving Hack #7: Turn to the Professionals
We know that moving can be a stressful process. Don’t feel overwhelmed by your upcoming move when you count on moving professionals to help you. We can help with all sorts of things from packing and organizing to heavy lifting and disassembling and assembling furniture. Sit back and enjoy your new home when you trust the team at Primetime Movers to handle the tall tasks.
If you’re looking for a stress-free move, contact Primetime Movers. We have years of experience helping countless Memphis homeowners and businesses with all of their moving needs. From local to long-distance, our team of professionals understands what it takes to plan and complete a successful move, caring for your possessions every step of the way.