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41 Easy Moving And Packing Tips That Will Make Your Move Simple

Congrats on your new home! Now you just have to figure out how you’re going to pack and move everything without breaking the bank, your fragile lamp, or your back. Good thing we put together this list of 41 easy moving and packing tips that will make your move dead simple.  We asked expert movers, packers, and professional organizers to share their best tips.

So sit back, grab a snack, and dive in!

  1. Get rid of everything that is unnecessary and unused
  2. Sort things by category
  3. Schedule a free donation pick up
  4. Set aside stuff to sell
  5. Research professional moving companies
  6. Pick the right moving day
  7. Map out the best way to get to your new home
  8. Create a master moving to-do list
  9. Put moving tasks on your calendar
  10. Get moving boxes from your local liquor store
  11. Check to see if you have original boxes for your electronics
  12. Go to the hardware store
  13. Grab extra packing and moving supplies
  14. Schedule disconnect times
  15. Call in favors early
  16. Pack ahead
  17. Pack decorative items a few weeks out
  18. Change your address a week before you move
  19. Label moving boxes like a boss
  20. Create a number system
  21. Use small boxes for heavy items
  22. Use packing tape
  23. Use bubble wrap or blankets
  24. Pack dishes vertically
  25. Cover the tops of toiletry bottles with Saran Wrap
  26. Pack a clear plastic box with things you’ll need right away
  27. Pack a personal overnight bag
  28. Stop buying groceries a week before you leave
  29. Take pictures of your electronics
  30. Put your storage bins and luggage to use
  31. Make copies of important papers
  32. Set aside cleaning supplies for moving day
  33. Defrost your fridge at least one day before you move
  34. Load boxes from same rooms together
  35. Load heaving furniture into the moving truck first
  36. Take pictures of your new home before you move anything in
  37. Delegate tasks when you’re unloading the moving truck
  38. Keep Ziploc bags handy
  39. Make the beds first
  40. Be a good host – have food and beverages for those people helping you
  41. Contact MakeSpace for everything you can’t take with you or let go of