Since I am moving in about 5 weeks, I am looking for all the the help I can to make this easier. So, I thought I would share some of the tips I found to prepare for your move and improve your move:
Use a color-coding system that’ll let you glance at each box and immediately know which room the contents belong in.
Instead of wrapping plates in newspaper, place disposable foam plates in between them.
Treat loading the truck like a game of Tetris.
If you pack your plates vertically, like records, they’ll be less likely to break in transit.
To prevent your containers with liquid from spilling during your move, remove the bottle cap, place plastic wrap on the lip of the bottle, then place the cap back on.
This handy diagram shows the science behind loading that moving truck..
Ask your local liquor store for empty boxes or crates-most boxes have handles and are useful for transporting your heavier items
Wrap your more fragile objects in your towels and sheets; this way, you can pack everything and save yourself some bubble wrap. Two birds with one stone!
Put your drinking glasses in clean socks for extra padding during your move.
If you need to hang something onto a wall with exact holes, make a photocopy of the item to use as a guide.
Find Free Moving Boxes
If you have a old, dried up roll of masking or painter's tape, place it in the microwave for a few seconds and it will loosen up and be easy to use.
Use a piece a tape to measure distance between two holes when hanging a picture.
Load Furniture with Drawers
Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.