Top 4 moving hacks for an easier relocation

Dec 08, 2015

Sometimes, people make the moving process much more difficult than it needs to be. In today's world, there are a variety of tools and services you can use that make relocating to a new home a lot easier. To give you an idea of how to make your move simpler, here are a few moving hacks to keep in mind:

1. Use technology

The wonderful thing about living in the digital age is that there are so many resources available that make tasks a lot easier. Fortunately, there is even a website that can help you plan your relocation: Movr.

After you sign into the site, it asks you to select a variety of categories you're interested in, including:

You can keep track of all the relocating details in one location, which will help you stay organized throughout your move. In addition, you can even set a specific moving budget so the tool will show you category options in your price range. Being able to view all of this information in one place will make you feel in control and minimize the risk of an important task falling through the cracks.

Hands holding a red smartphone. Manage important moving information from your phone with Movr.

2. Hire a moving company to do the heavy lifting

Not only is trying to self-move time-consuming and hard work, but it's also dangerous. Large furniture and cumbersome appliances are not easy to move. If you've ever struggled down stairs with a couch bearing down on you, you know it's a risky situation. Avoid a potential injury and broken item by allowing professional movers to handle your belongings. They have the equipment and expertise to move the bulky furniture you have in your house.

3. Employ plastic wrap

Certain items can already serve as the perfect packing box, but without a lid, you might feel like you need to remove the items. For instance, dresser drawers provide plenty of space for storing clothes and other items, but when you remove them from the dresser, they no longer have anything to keep the clothing inside. This is where plastic wrap can be useful. Simply leave the items inside the drawers and then use the plastic to surround the drawer and lock everything in.

You can also use plastic wrap to keep liquids from leaking during the relocation. For example, if you have an open bottle of shampoo, remove the lid and place a square of plastic over the hole. Holding the plastic over the opening, screw the lid back on the container. Now, you have a bit more protection from a soapy mess.

4. Keep your kids distracted

Trying to prepare for a move with kids around can make things run more slowly. Avoid this by keeping your kids distracted while you're packing and getting things organized. This could mean hiring a babysitter to play games with your children in another room or simply finding a way for your kids to help. For instance, you could give them the task of organizing their toys or preparing an overnight bag. They'll enjoy being a part of the excitement, and it will keep them busy while you work on other tasks.

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