Whether you choose to have our moving professionals pack up your belongings, or you choose to pack them into the shell yourself, it is important to know the best way to do it.
Start doing all your laundry ahead of time so that you do not have to wash your clothes on moving day before packing them up. Take the same measures with your fridge. Use or donate your leftover food and frozen items so that nothing will go bad before the move.
It is a good idea to keep your important papers like birth certificates and passports with you personally instead of packing them into the moving truck, in case of an emergency.
Just like when you are packing a box, load your heaviest items first and on the bottom. From there, you can load the smaller items on top.
Take exceptional care when loading your mattress. You sleep on it every night and you want to keep it in the best condition possible. Lay the mattress flat instead of standing it up or leaning it. This will prevent the cushion inside of it from being moved around. Also make sure to wrap your mattress in a mattress cover to prevent further damage.
Place your tables or desks in the moving truck their normal way of standing. You can then slide boxes and other items in underneath and on top of them.
Pack your dresser right into the truck, but make sure to wrap it in moving blankets. Fill your drawers up with your clothes to save space. This can be done with smaller nightstands and desk drawers too. Be sure to secure your drawers with straps so that they don’t go flying open when the truck turns.
Fill in open space with little items and boxes. Pack everything in tight so nothing moves around while the truck is in motion. Rolling up small rugs and carefully placing them in small openings is a great way to cushion your items.
Use blankets or towels to wrap up fragile items. This saves space, as well as the time and money it takes to use bubble wrap to wrap up your items.
At your apartment, the landlord would take care of the maintenance of the building. When you move to a new home make sure to buy shovels to remove snow, extra furnace filters, yard and gardening tools, and other items to help take care of them home.
Watch your energy and water usage
If your apartment charged you a flat rate for your utilities before, start paying attention to what lights you have on and how long you shower to reduce your bills.
You have a brand new empty home, so fill it with furniture! Plan ahead before you make any big furniture purchases to make sure you will still qualify to buy the home you have your heart set on.
Things are going to break. Accept it and just be prepared. Make sure to have the basics like a screwdriver, hammer, and tape measure.
Pay attention to what appliances will be included with your new house. Apartments have all the appliances you need, but a new home may not! You’ll have to purchase these appliances yourself.
Decorate your new home! Start by painting the walls or adding wallpaper. Hang up your favorite pictures, posters, and anything else you like. You can even make your own DIY decorations.
When you finally get settled in your new home, throw a housewarming party! This is a huge milestone and you deserve to celebrate!
Planning on going to the beach this summer? Try out these helpful tips to have the best time possible.
Protect Your Skin
Reapply sunscreen constantly. Nothing makes a trip worse than getting a sun burn. Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen on your children as well.
Protect Your Eyes
The sun can do much more harm to your eyesight than you think. Get yourself a nice pair of sunglasses for some style, as well as safety.
Protect Your Phone
The last thing you want is to be enjoying the sand and the water when a huge wave comes in and wrecks your whole setup of your things. Keep your phone in a sealed Ziploc bag to protect it from any sand or water.
It is easy to lose a lot of water when you are out in the sun all day. Be prepared and bring lots of water with you.
Put aloe into an ice tray to make aloe ice cubes. Use them on your burns when you get back from the beach that day to sooth your skin. Even if you don’t get burned, it is still good for your skin and feels nice too.
If you’re going out on a boat, consider attaching a cork to your keys so that they’ll float.
If you burn easily, or just don’t want to be in the sun for the full day on the beach, make sure you bring a beach umbrella or a big floppy hat works too.
If you have long hair, stock up on hair ties. They help get your hair off your back and neck which will keep you cool. They also prevent your hair from blowing all over your face in the wind.
Shampoo & Conditioner
If you’re just making a beach trip for the day and your beach has showers to wash the sand off at the dunes, bring shampoo and conditioner to make your ride home cleaner. Even if you are going for more than a day, pack extra shampoo and conditioner to get all the sand out of your hair.
The easiest way to make more room in your closet is to first, get rid of everything you don’t wear. Use some of these tips to figure out what you really need.
Use empty wall space
Instead of hanging up your scarves, belts and any other accessories on hangers, hang up towel rods and string your items across the rod.
Use a shoe organizer to hang shoes on the back of your door. Also, consider getting a boot organizer if you have a lot of boots, to get them off the floor and stacked on top of each other to minimize space.
Get rid of your old plastic hangers and buy nice wooden or padded hangers. Your clothes deserve the best and will be less likely to rip on better hangers.
Organize your clothing items by the season you wear them in. Move clothes for the off season to the back of your closet and rotate clothes for the current season to the front.
Store your most used items at eye-level for easy access. Store items you don’t use as often up on shelves.
Color coding your items makes it easier to find what you are looking for.
Add portable drawers underneath your closet rod where all your clothes hang to increase space to store items.
Hang a hat rack over the front of your closet door so your hats are on display. You will have easy access to it and it won’t take up any space in your closet.