I am in the process of my second move in about 6 months and the amount of boxes have got me all….
We moved into a temporary home while our new home was being built and since we didn’t unpack most of the boxes from the first move I thought the second move would be easier, ha, bullsh!t. It still sucks. I wish I had it in me to be humorous about this move but there is nothing fun or funny about moving. And since the boxes are piling up and the exhaustion is making me feel a little bit like…
…so this will be a quick post but hopefully a helpful one. If you are in the process of a move or getting ready for one, here are my somewhat helpful tips, hopefully. If you aren’t in the middle of a move, then I don’t like you.
- Find boxes on a local FB page or Craigslist. Some people will offer them for free, others will charge you but usually it is a very reasonable price. Only buy specialty boxes if you must for large or odd shaped items.
- Wrap and protect things that you can with towels and sheets. Grab a couple of mattress bag from Amazon.
- I highly recommend these foam padding sheets, they can be torn super easy and provide good cushion to protect those 4 sets of grandmas china.
- I picked up these labels, but I think buying regular Avery labels in different colors and printing them yourself to fit your needs might be easier.
- This wrap stuff helps keep things together so they don’t get separated from each other during transit.
- Keep a supplies box handy with a box cutter, tape, labels, ziplock bags for small items, an allen wrench set, phillips and flat head screw driver, and a small notepad and pen for making notes of things you need from Home Depot/Target/Grocery Store/The Container Store.
- A tool belt will help keep all these items handy and on you when you are packing so you aren’t constantly going in circles looking for things.
- Do your homework on moving companies, make sure you find a good one that has good reviews, a good BBB score, and is insured. We like to make sure there are donuts when the movers arrive and cold water or Gatorade, keep em happy and then they will take care of you.
- Lastly, keep the alcohol out. You will need it, moving is a bitch.
What tips do you have to make moving as painless as possible? Maybe I should have written this before I moved to make life a little easier.