Moving is a part of life. And whether you move often or are packing up your bags for the first time in a long time, it’s a notoriously stressful process that can take its toll on even the best of planners. Fortunately, while moving isn’t necessarily easy on anyone, there are some ways to pack and unpack faster, reduce the amount of work, and ultimately make the process go just a bit smoother than it might otherwise. Sound too good to be true? Try our top packing and moving tips for yourself and discover creative ways to improve your move.

Finding Cardboard Boxes

Do not fork over your hard-earned cash for boxes. Look for free moving boxes at your local recycling center. Go online to craigslist, liquor stores, and U-Haul box exchange. Reuse your old boxes from your electronic and small appliances. This will save you from having to spend money on boxes.

Donate Unwanted Items To a Local Charity With Free Pick-up

Schedule a free donation pick-up for heavy furniture, old clothing, and household items. Having them pick up your donations will keep you from having to haul everything. Saving you some time to focus on the move. Save donation receipts for tax season. Come tax season, you will be able to claim a deduction on your income taxes.

Do It Yourself Or Hire Movers?

Renting a U-Haul and bringing along some strong backs will save you a TON of money. You can trust yourself with your items and no one is going to no more about how you want things carried and to where then you!

If you want to use a mover, please compare the costs and services of at least 3 moving companies. Make sure they are properly licensed and insured.

Have Bottles of Water on Hand

Moving is a strenuous process you and your movers will need a lot of water on moving day. Have water at both the new house and the moving location especially during the summer. You and your movers will be happy you did.

Take Photos of Your Valuable Items

Prior to packing take photos of your fragile and valuable item. If something gets broken or damaged you may need the photos to file a claim and receive compensation.

Opt for an Off-time Day for the Move

Mid-week, mid-month is the best time to save money on the move. Moving on the weekend when demand is higher is pricier. Rental trucks are also less Monday through Friday.

Packing the Boxes

Place the heavy items in small boxes so they will convenient to carry. Stuff boxes containing fragile items with pillows and blankets, it will provide cushioning for items and prevent them from breaking.

Essentials to Include in Your Moving Day

Do not move to a new home without a moving day essentials box or bag. A few suggestions to include are toothbrushes, medication, toiletries, PJ’s, important documents, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning spray, trash bags, a tool kit, If you have children have their necessities and I am sure you will have a few ideas of your own.

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