Let’s face it: moving is stressful. Whether you’re moving out of your home, office, or across the country, you’re probably overwhelmed with stuff. Make you life a little easier with these helpful moving tips!
Take Pictures Of Your Electronics
If you’re like most people, reassembling your entertainment system is a headache. Take a picture of the back of the TV, computer, or other units so you remember which cables and cords go where. If they all look the same, wrap different colors of tape around each cord and label it.
Label Your Boxes Better
When labeling your boxes, you need to have a system! Remember to write on the sides of boxes, not the top, or you won’t be able to read them when they are stacked. It’s also a good idea to use colored tape to indicate which boxes go where. For example, use blue tape for the bathroom, green for the kitchen, and red for the bedroom. This will make moving in much easier.
Keep Hardware In Sandwich Bags
When taking apart your desk or other furniture, keep the screws and other hardware for that item in a plastic bag so it doesn’t get lost. You can even tape the bag to the item itself (be careful to use painters tape to avoid damaging a wood finish on furniture!). Or keep a designated box or clear storage tub with all the bags of hardware and assembly tools inside.
Pack A “First-Night” Bag
After moving day, you won’t feel like unpacking a bunch of boxes to get to your toiletries, clothes, and food. Pack an overnight bag with the essentials, a change of clothes, a water bottle, and some snacks. Don’t forget a towel!
Don’t Wait Till The Last Minute
Pack all non-essentials at least one or two weeks ahead of moving day, and donate or sell anything you don’t want to bring to your new abode. You should pack and unplug your refrigerator at least one day ahead of your move. If you haven’t managed to eat everything in the freezer and fridge, get a couple of styrofoam ice chests and some dry ice to keep things cold.
For more moving tips and moving services in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, call Mid-Cities Movers at (817) 267-9901! We’ll make your move a breeze!