Hi guys! Happy Monday!
In today’s post I’m going to be bringing you some moving tips… or hacks… or whatever you want to call it! I’m currently in the process of moving so it’s very relevant, & I know that summer is a common time to move, especially for college students! I have moved every year for the past 3 years, so I know what I’m doing (or sorta). I get really stressed with moving so I hope these tips can help some of you be less stressed!!
1.) Pack decorations first
Start small so you feel like you are making progress! You also don’t need decorations to live, so you won’t be scrambling to find your toothbrush or pots & pans while you’re in the process of moving.
2.) Clean & declutter
Moving is a great time to dust those shelves you’ve neglected, wash your comforter, get rid of clothes, throw away old papers… basically a great time to practice minimalism! I am pretty good about being clean & getting rid of stuff throughout the year, but I definitely get lazy & stuff piles up. Also, donate your clothes to a place like Plato’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange! You can sell your clothes for cash, & who doesn’t want that?!
3.) Use Rubbermaids
Not only is this more environmentally friendly, but then you can use them for storage once you move! I started doing this freshman year & have never bought a box since.
4.) Label, label, label
So it’s definitely my OCD coming out, but I find it extremely helpful to label boxes where I want them to go in the new place, i.e. kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room… this way whoever is helping you move also knows where to put things so they don’t just pile up by the doorway.
5.) Wrap clothes in grocery bags
I used to fold up all my clothes & put them in a bin BUT that took up sooo much space. The past few times I’ve moved, I’ve used a garbage bag to keep my clothes clean while moving, but also so I wouldn’t have to take them all off their hangers & then put them back on. It saves so much time! If you are moving to a smaller space & need more closet space, invest in a rolling clothes rack that you can use to move clothes & then store them once you move!
6.) Utilize storage you already have
I know baskets are having a moment, so you probably have a few laying around. Put shoes or other little knick-knacks in them for moving! Also, use your suitcase!! I like to put all my purses or leftover hangers in it because it rolls so perfectly & doesn’t take up a ton of space.
I hope this was somewhat helpful! I am surprisingly calm considering I move in a day & still have a lot to pack 🙂 buttt I’m trying to remain calm & remind myself that everything will come together because it always does 🙂
P.S. The photo is a sneak peek of my new place!!!