1. Helpful color-coding system.
Use color code sticker or tape for each room and label that room's boxes accordingly. And also, label the door of each room with the corresponding so that movers know where to place the boxes.
2. Use a bar soap to fill the nail holes in your previous home.
3. Give your friends who help you move first dibs on anything you originally planned to donate or sell along with food and alcohol.
An extra perk without expense!
4. Vacuum seal your clothing that are out-of-season.
It will be a breeze to pack, will take up less space and can go directly into storage in the new home.
5. The fastest way to pack a closet is this…
For much faster unpacking and keeps your clothes on their hangers.
6. Making all of your laundry bins, baskets, suitcases, and hampers work for you to cut down on boxes
For heavy things like books, use wheeled suitcases. Pack them with any stuff!
7. For you to remember where all the wires are connected to you electronic device, take a photo of them.
8. For your favorite books, beer boxes are the best because they have handles on the sides.
9. For curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs, keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart.
Tape the sandwich bags to the back of the item they correspond to and you can also use this method with the cords for your electronics.
10. A roll of stretch wrap could help you.
To protect your furniture from getting scuffed and scratched, group items together group items together on bigger scale.
11. To keep jewelry displays intact, Press'n Seal is also great!
12. Covering them with Press'n Seal keep drawers intact.
For a more manageable moving of boxes that will keep you from having to unpack and refold their contents.
13. Records will be less likely to break if you pack plates vertically.
14. Use saran wrap and cover the openings of your toiletries then put the tops back on.
To keep your toiletries from leaking and breaking all over your stuff during the move.
15. Keep you powder cosmetics from breaking by placing an extra cotton pad or ball into it.
16. Pack your stemware and glasses in clean socks for extra padding.
17. Wrap your breakable glasses, dishes and more in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
Hitting two birds with one stone: Packing both kitchenware and clothes at the same time.
18. Defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and make sure its dry.
19. Hire a sitter for the children and pets.
Less worry while moving!
20. Make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving.
Lesser food to throw out but better to give it to the homeless people.
21. If there are items you don't want at least a week or two before moving, arrange for a charity organization to come pick up.
You may not need it anymore, but some people do!