15 Hacks That Will Make Your Move Easy

Published 2020-11-08 10:00:00
Photo by Michal Balog on Unsplash

Congrats for moving to a new place! But what happens when it's time to pack your belongings? Chances are, you're dreading the stressful work of making sure that everything is accounted for.

If this sounds like you, then you're in luck! In this article, we've put together a list of 15 simple hacks that you can use when moving to a new residence.

1-Pack An Overnight Essentials Bag

Having easy access to your essentials (i.e. clothing, toiletries, etc.) is important. By packing your essentials in a bag, you'll have them with you in one place.

2-Wrap Breakables With Clothing

For things that can easily break – dishes, figurines, etc. – if you don't have bubble wrap, then wrap your breakables in clothing. Funny enough, this is also a great way to pack your clothes.

3-Clean Bathroom And Kitchen Prior To Moving In

Consider doing some cleaning before moving your things into the new home. The main areas to clean are the bathroom and kitchen. Cleaning lets you save time and energy for the big day.

4-Pack Items Of Top Priority In A Clear Bin

Essentials like box cutters, paper towels, eating utensils, cookware, trash bags, power strips, phone chargers, toilet paper, etc. A clear plastic bin allows you to see inside, thus making it more effective than a cardboard box.

5-Label The What And Where

When labeling your boxes, consider the what and where:

  • The “what” tells you what's inside the box.
  • The “where” tells you the room where to unpack the box in.

Also, label the sides of the boxes, so that you can easily identify each box, thus making the unpacking process more manageable.

6-Saran Wrap Toiletries

Before putting the tops back on toiletries, make sure to cover the openings with saran wrap. This keeps your toiletries from breaking and leaking during the move.

7-Press'n Seal Dresser Drawers

You heard right: use Press'n Seal to cover your dresser drawers. Why? Because drawers can be their own moving boxes, and can keep you from having to unpack and refold their contents. And, that makes moving the actual dresser much easier to haul to your new home.

8-Save Boxes And Bubble Wrap

If you buy things online and have them shipped to you on a regular basis – AND if you're moving, then save your delivery boxes and bubble wrap! This helps cut the cost of buying them; and these boxes and bubble wrap can be made readily available for when it comes time to pack.

9-Use Clean Socks To Pack Glasses

As mentioned before, you can use clothes to wrap your breakables in. That means wrapping your glasses too. Though, glass cups are prone to breaking during your move. To avoid a big mess with glass, pack your glass cups using clean socks – whether your bubble wrap, foam sheets, and newspaper are in short supply, or if you have none of them at all.

10-Pack Plates Like Records

Stacking your plates is a big NO-NO. Why? When moving, your plates – especially porcelain – are prone to break when packed incorrectly. So, be sure to pack your plates vertically – vertically, as in packing them like records or CDs on a rack. Packing plates vertically reduces the chances of breaking during the move.

11-Books In Beer Boxes

Whether you're a beer-drinker or not, you may want to consider using beer boxes to pack your books in. Beer boxes tend to have handles on the sides, which give you an easier lifting task, when transferring your books to your new home.

12-Record Your Electronic Connections

If you have difficulty remembering things like the wires and connections to your TV, computer, etc., then take photos on your electronic connections as you begin uninstalling them. Your photos will act as an easy guide in re-connecting your electronic devices at your new place.

13-Utilize Stretch Wrap

Stretch wrap works like Press'n Seal, but on a bigger scale. With stretch wrap, you can group larger items together. Plus, this wrap can protect your furniture from getting scratched during the move.

14-Pack Closet Clothes In A Bundle

You can use a clean garbage bag to gather your closet clothes into one bundle without having to take them out of the closet one-by-one.


Color-coding can be used to label items with the right boxes. Also, label the door of each room with the corresponding sticker/tape, so that movers know where to place the boxes.

So, if you're moving to a new place, then do it the right way with these 15 easy hacks! And, as always, if you need further help on your move, then don't hesitate to consult a professional mover.

About the author

Michael Dehoyos is a writer and editor at Assignment Writing Services. As a content marketer, he helps companies improve their marketing strategies and concepts.

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