Moving is one of the biggest household tasks there is and it can be extremely overwhelming and exhausting. There are so many tasks to complete like hiring a mover, packing your belongings properly also looking for cheap long distance movers. But you know, there are lots of ways to help make your household move easier and more smooth. Below you will find just 10 of them. So happy moving!

10 – Defost Your Refrigerator

Don’t forget to defrost, towel dry and clean your refrigerator 2-3 days before moving day. This will help prevent a stinky, wet mess. Also it is important to make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving. The more food you end up using before moving, the less you’ll have to throw out.

09 – Take a snapshot of your cables behind TV

It is a good idea to take photo of your cables behind your television and other electronics like AV receiver. So you can remember where they all go and hook them up easily. This will save you a ton of time when you set it up again.

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08 – Put hanging clothes in garbage bags

Keep your clothes on the hanger, but also keep them garbage bags wrapped up. When you get to your new house, simply take off the garbage bags. Explanatory labeling would help a lot too! So you will know whose stuff is whose.

07 – Make DIY box handles

You know where to find cardboard boxes when you need to move, but the chances of getting boxes with handles are very low. Use a box-cutter to cut triangle-shaped holes on either side of your heavier boxes to give you makeshift handles for easier lifting.

06 – Prepare a packing supplies basket

Packing supplies will be your best friends when moving. So better put together all packing supplies in a basket. This way you can carry it around and use them whenever you need. So you don’t have to spend time retrieving supplies you left in another room.

Packing

Packing

05 – Pack a first-night box

The first night in your new home can be rough. If you don’t want to spend your first day looking through your kitchen stuff box for plates and mugs, you better prepare a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it is the last thing added to the moving truck.

04 – Use plastic bags to keep screws and bolts organized

Taking apart furniture is another task when moving. It is easy to mix or lose small screws, nutsand bolts if you aren’t careful. So better Put them in plastic bags and label them clearly so you know which piece of furniture they are for.

03 – Label every box and use bright coloured labels

Label all sides of each box. So whoever is carrying in your boxes might not make sure all labels are facing one way for your easy retrieval. Try labeling each side in marker so you can easily find what you need in a stack. Also you better label each box with the room it’s destined for and a description of its contents.

Truck

Truck

02 – Hire a professional moving company

Depending on the size of your home, the distance of the move and your budget, you might choose to rent a truck and move yourself. But if your belongings are important to you and you want a smooth moving, better don’t take risk like not hiring a moving company. There are so many professional cheap long distance movers around. They will surely make your life easier.

01 – Take inventory of your household items

This is especially necessary if you are working with a moving company. Having a record of your household items is useful if something goes missing. Consider keeping a spreadsheet of the contents of each box.