Moving is a big job. The recipe for a stress free move is a lot of organisation and a little bit of creativity. The innovation and originality factors help your careful planning and strategic skills stand out. Pinterest is an excellent resource for both organisation and creativity, so we thought we would see what they have to offer and we surely were not disappointed. Below are 10 visual tips that combine having everything in order for your move with the creativity factor that makes it easier and even a little fun. Most of these ideas or tips should be done ahead of time. They will make packing and unpacking much easier tasks.
Preprint Labels for Each Room
Colour coded and pre-printed labels for each room will help you or the movers easily see where each box or item goes. Having the fragile labels handy will ensure that all of your breakables are handled with care.
Colour Code Your Packing List
One of the best ways to be organised is to have everything written down on paper. This method keeps everything colour coded so that you can see where everything goes and what everything is at a glance.
Protect Your Knives
Your knives should be packed up inside of your oven mitts. Both items are already in the kitchen, so there isn’t anything extra to buy or a need to separate items that are packed for one room. Not only does this protect your knives from breaking, but it also protects everything else from your knives.
Tape up Your Mirrors
No one wants 7 years bad luck. Taping your mirrors with an x shape will help prevent mirrors from breaking. At the very least it prevents the glass from shattering all over the place if it does break in transit.
Pack Your Essentials Separately
Packing your essentials separately allows you to just have to unpack one box to get the items you will need for the first day and the first night in your new home. In addition to clearly labelling your 1st day essentials, you should put them in a clear bin if possible so you can see everything you need.
Number and List Contents of Each Box
One of the best organization tactics is to number each box and list what is in each box. Inevitably, you will need something before anything else and this list will help you find that one important item that will help your new house feel like a home. This detailed list comes in handy in a few other ways too. When you are unpacking, you can do so in order. The other way this comes in handy is not such a fun thought, but if a box is lost during moving, you will know exactly what was in it. This helps for insurance and replacement purposes.
Make Efficient Use of Space
When you are moving, nothing should be left empty. Utilise every container you have, it will mean less boxes and more make packing and unpacking easier. In this case, the slow cooker is filled with kitchen spices. This can also be done with baskets, suitcases, and pretty much anything that can fit inside anything else.
Keeping Glassware Safe
Glasses are one of the hardest fragile items to safely move. Using inexpensive and recyclable paper bags offers the right shape of padding.
Easy Jewellery Transport
This is an easy makeshift way to keep your jewellery together and safe during your move. If you don’t have a jewellery box, this is a great way to store necklaces and bracelets when moving and it won’t cost a thing.
Clearly Label Boxes
Many box labelling tips call for special coloured tapes, stickers, or labels. If you don’t have any of the available, a marker and large clear writing will do just fine.
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