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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