Hacks To Make Your Moving So Much Easier

Did you find a new place to move into? Congratulations! It's always exciting to move into a new place. You get to make every new place yours by giving them a personal touch. But moving is also a stressful affair. Not only do you have to decide which items you'll take to your new place with you, you also have to pack the old place and unpack the new one.

But do not despair. We're here to help you with that task. That is why in this list you will find 50 hacks to make your move so much easier.

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DRAWERS

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If you are going to transport drawers, inserts and cabinet doors as they are, don't use tape to keep them in place. Use plastic wrap instead. This way, it won't get all sticky later.

CUTLERY

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If you are going to remove things from drawers and pack them separately, then use zip ties to keep your cutlery together. This way, not only will you have them all together, you will also prevent accidental nicks.

PAINTBRUSH

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Are the walls in your new place in need of a touch-up? Then, poke a hole in a plastic cup and insert the paintbrush in there before you start painting. This way, the cup will catch the paint dribbles.

BOOKS

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Moving books is a pain. Placing them in boxes makes them impossible to lift. Don't put your books into regular moving boxes. Instead, use a rolling staircase to move your books.

CANNED FOODS

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Another use for a rolling suitcase when moving is to use it to move canned foods. Like books, canned foods make moving boxes too heavy. This way, you avoid pulling your back.

DRILL

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Do you need to drill new holes in your new place? Then all you need besides the drill is a Post-it note. You can catch the dust with a Post-It note. Just affix the note a couple of inches underneath where the hole will go.

CARPET

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After removing a heavy object, was your carpet left with dents? Get rid of them by letting ice cubes melt on top of them. When the ice melts, you can use a spoon to easily raise the fibers back up.

FRAMES

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Moving framed pictures is a hassle. In order to protect them, you need to trim a pool noodle and attach it to the edges. This will provide a cushion for the frames.

PLATES

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If you want to lower the chances of breaking your plates en route to your new place, then you should pack your plates vertically into the moving boxes. This way, there is less room for them to move.

CLOTHES

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Instead of packing every piece of clothing separately, just put a garbage bag over everything, and carry it all out together. This way, not only do you save time unpacking, you also save room.

FRAGILE

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Did you run out of bubble wrap to use to wrap your fragile items? Don't worry. Just use your towels, sheets, and socks to keep fragile things safe and sound.

CABLES

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Don't you hate it when your cables get all tangled together? Well, a great way to keep that from happening during your move is to roll up your cords into empty toilet paper rolls and label them.

JEWELRY

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Jewelry is another thing that gets tangled constantly. And guess what? You can also use toilet paper rolls to move your jewelry. They are the perfect solution to avoid those hated tangles.

FURNITURE

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Do you need to disassemble your furniture in order to move it to your new place? Don't despair. A great way to avoid a hassle is to color-coordinate the parts with stickers so that you don't get confused later.

BOXES

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You can also color-coordinate which boxes go to each room. If you have movers, make them a color code with the apartment floor plan to keep them in the loop.

SCREWS

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Another problem of having to disassemble your furniture is what to do with the screws and washers. Well, keep all those little screws and washers in a freezer bag, and tape that bag to one of the furniture parts.

KNIVES

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Having to move knives is a dangerous affair. In order to avoid cutting yourself or risking another person to cut themselves, pack your sharp knives in an oven mitt. Then, use a rubber band to keep the oven mitt closed.

LIGHT

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Are you going to install a light in your new place's ceiling? Then use a flashlight to help you center its position. Place the flashlight so that it shines on the ceiling. Then, use a pencil to mark where the center of that light falls.

SCRATCHES

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Did your hardwood floors end up all scratched up? Then, here is the way to fix it. To make small scratches in wood disappear, rub a walnut kernel over them.

TAPE

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Are you trying to paint but your tape won't stick to the wall? All you need to do is to put the tape in the microwave for 10 seconds. Heat loosens the glue.

RADIATOR

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Does your radiator need a new coat of paint? Then, before you repaint a radiator, turn it on! The heat prevents the liquid color from running and drying in weird globs

PAINT

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If you need to paint more than just the radiator, then you should mix a little vanilla extract with the paint before starting the paint job. It'll lessen the fumes and also make your room smell amazing.

SCREWS II

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Are you struggling to loosen that one old screw that is giving you trouble? Then put a wide rubber band between the screw and the screwdriver, to give yourself more grip.

KEYS

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A new place means new keys. Until you learn which key goes into which lock, you can paint your new keys with nail polish to keep everything straight. And save yourself a headache.

DRAWER RAILS

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Are your new drawer rails jammed or hard to open? Then rub wax or a soap bar over jammed or stuck drawer rails to allow them to open and close smoothly.

EYESHADOW

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If you are not going to move your makeup yourself, then you need to protect it. Just put cotton rounds in your eyeshadow compacts to keep the powder from cracking.

FURNITURE II

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If you are going to reassemble the furniture in your new place, then take a picture of it before taking it apart. This way you know exactly how everything goes together.

ESSENTIALS

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On moving day, you will be too exhausted to unpack. In order to prepare for your first night in your new place, pack a separate "overnight" bag with all the essentials you need.

MEALS

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Moving is stressful. One way to help with that is, for the 2 weeks prior to the move, to plan your meals around whatever frozen food, perishable items, or half open containers that you have around the kitchen. You can donate your nonperishable items.

HAMMER

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When removing nails, do you always end up scuffing the walls? Well, the solution for that particular problem is simple. Wrap a rubber band around the hammer o prevent scuffing the wall.When removing nails, do you always end up scuffing the walls? Well, the solution for that particular problem is simple. Wrap a rubber band around the hammer o prevent scuffing the wall.

VACUUM SEALED BAGS

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Are you short on space? One way to maximize your storage space and minimize your boxes is to invest in vacuum sealed bags. By sucking the air out of the bags, you have more room in the box for other things.

DOOR KNOB

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On moving day, you will be going in and out of your new (and old) place constantly. In order to avoid getting locked out, string a rubber band around one doorknob, then cross it over and wrap it around the doorknob on the other side.

HANDLE

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Carrying boxes is annoying. You don't anywhere to hold on. And if they are too heavy, you end up dropping them a lot of the time. To solve these problems, use a box cutter to create handles for your boxes.

SNACKS

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Moving saps your energy. You should keep a snack bin available during moving and unpacking. Load it up with water, protein bars, chips, or whatever you need to stay energized during your move.

SPICES

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Moving spices is complicated. You run the risk of breaking the containers and spicing up all your belongings. A good way to move spices is to fill your pots and crock pots with them when you pack.

DISHES

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Here is another way to move your dishes. you should use clothing or other soft materials as padding for dishes or other breakables. This way, you have a cushion between your dishes.

PLATES II

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Another way to provide a cushion for your plates is to use styrofoam in between horizontal plates to prevent breakage. And like we said before, the best way to pack then is vertically.

HOLES

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You have to leave your old place in perfect conditions. Does the wall have holes from hung pictures? Then, you need to use bar soap to fill those holes. They will end up nearly invisible.

MIRRORS

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Mirrors are one of the most fragile things to move. In order to prevent the glass from breaking, you need to tape it with tape to absorb the shock. This also works with other breakables.

SHOES

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Another way to maximize space when you are moving is to utilize your shoes. You should stuff your shoes with small items to maximize space. This makes it easier to pack both the shoes and the small items.

SHOES II

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Once your shoes are filled with the small items we mentioned before, then it's time to pack the shoes. You need a box of wine to help with the task. Use the dividers in wine boxes to keep shoes organized while moving.

LIGHT BULBS

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Light bulbs are another breakable thing we have to be careful of when moving. First, remove light bulbs from lamps before storing them safely. Then, use Christmas ornament boxes to pack the light bulbs in.

JEWELRY II

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We already learned to pack necklaces in toilet paper rolls. But what about earrings and rings? Put them in egg cartons so that they don't tangle. And be sure to tape them shut after everything's all in.

BOTTLES

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Do you want to avoid the possibility of ending up with spilled bottles inside your boxes? To keep bottles of liquid from leaking, open them, put a piece of plastic wrap over the opening, then screw the cap back on.

RAZOR

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If you are going to pack your razors outside a container, then use binder clips as blade guards on razors to avoid unwanted nicks while unpacking. And also to keep from cutting yourself when reaching inside the box.

BOXES II

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Besides color-coding, the boxes for the new place, take a picture of the items in each box before sealing it up and keep it on your smartphone with a corresponding number. That way you will know what's in each box without having to open them.

PRINTER

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Do you have a printer in your office that you have to move too? Then we recommend that you remove toner and ink cartridges from your printer before moving so that it doesn't spill or burst.

DOCUMENTS

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In order to keep your personal documents and important information protected, put them in plastic bags. Then, separate them in file folders or boxes so you know where they are at all times.

SMALLER THINGS

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Another great way to maximize space in your moving boxes is to pack the smaller things around heavier items to fill the empty space in boxes. This also helps to stop the bigger things from moving around and possibly breaking.

ART

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Do you have artwork that you need to pack? Then, pack artwork by sliding them inside priority mail envelopes. Label them and put them inside of a bigger box for safe transport.

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