Three Tips To Simplify Your Next Move

Posted on: 3 June 2015

When it comes to moving, it's often the finer details that make the process overwhelming. No matter how far in advance you plan, there's always so much to do and the little things can seem to lead to big issues. Here are some tips to help you avoid a few of the most common packing-up nightmares during your next move.

Tackling the Closet with Ease

When the time comes to pack up the clothes in your closet, don't make the process more complicated than it needs to be. Instead of having to take every piece of clothing off then hanger, fold it and then pack both the clothes and the hangers, make life easier on yourself. Cut a hole in the bottom of a large garbage bag – because you're sure to have plenty around when you're moving – and put the clothes hangers through the hole. You'll cover your clothes with plastic and keep everything together.

You can even keep all of the hangers together by putting a rubber band or hair elastic around the hooks. This will keep all of the hangers secure so you're not struggling with that one loose hanger trying to slip out of the pile when you're moving them. And, it makes settling in to your new closet a breeze – just remove the bag and the elastic and hang them right back up!

Avoiding the Mess of Loose Silverware

Instead of trying to pack all of your silverware in a box only to have to sort it back out into the organizer when you get to the new place, save time and hassle by packing your silverware right in the tray. Once everything is clean and in the silverware organizer, wrap the whole organizer – silverware and all – in a couple of layers of plastic wrap. This keeps all of your silverware secure, and makes it easy to put it away when you get to the new place.

Dealing with Dishware Protection

The increased demand for electronic news delivery has probably left you with a shortage of newspaper in your house. Despite the fact that newspaper is an old tried-and-true method for packing dishes, who wants to have to wash them all when you get to the new house? Don't rush out and buy a bunch of newspapers, or one of those expensive foam-content packing kits. Instead, invest in a large pack of foam plates. Place a plate between each of your dishes as you pack to add some insulation and protect against breakage. You can even find foam bowls to pack your bowls the same way.

Even the most thorough moving plans don't account for some of the small stuff that can be a nuisance. With these tips, you can avoid a few of the most common sources of frustration and simplify your move no matter how well you've planned. Companies like Meelheims Transfer & Storage can help you make your move less stressful.