Helpful Moving Tips
Moving Made Easier
Moving to a new location may mean new and exciting beginnings, but the adventure of getting there is far from fun. Packing up possessions for your new home can be time consuming and exhausting, so having all the necessary helpful tips is beneficial to a swift and easy move. Utilize these tips to your advantage prior to your move so that you can quickly settle into your new home and get back to living!
Anything that you haven't worn in two or more years should be donated, along with mismatched socks, unworn shoes, hats, accessories and whatever else. Anything torn or slightly damaged should be thrown out (save some for rag-cleaning the house). Furniture and other household belongings can also follow this rule: donate whats unused and throw out what's damaged. This ensures less junk coming into your home whether your upgrading or downgrading in size. If your unsure about an item, get rid of it!
Clean rugs, sheets, blankets, and curtains:
Items that are coming with you to your new home should be brought to your local cleaners to be deep cleaned, dried, folded, and packed. This not only will allow a easy shipping from old home to the new, but also ensures that your new home can sparkle with freshly cleaned blankets, curtains, rugs, and whatever else!
Cotton and Plastic:
I repeat: cotton and plastic! Cotton can be used to protect furniture, glassware, medicines, and other fragile items. Plastic can be helpful to prevent liquid items (like soaps, makeup, and hair products) from leaking. Wrapping your items with plastic or cotton promises a clean move and avoids spills, leaks, and damaged items.
Cords, glassware, electronics, clothing, cleaning products, and everything else should be blatantly labeled so that you know what goes where. This also helps prevent items from being damaged because you'll know what to treat cautiously. Wires should be carefully wrapped up and can also be wrapped in plastic.
Space bags or other vacuum sealed bags really do help increase space which is essential for moving. You don't want to rent multiple moving trucks or have trouble getting items in and out. Vacuum sealed bags provide a simple solution to that.
Saving damaged clothes is helpful for this, especially t-shirts and soft-material shorts. Newspaper is also an old trick. Before bringing all your items into the new home, use the ragged clothes to clean windows, floors, counter tops (paper towels might be better for these areas), and all other surfaces. Then just throw out the rags. Some people prefer to stash their used rags for another time, because ragged clothes can be more effective than paper towels and newspapers. It is also an environmentally friendly cleaning solution.
If you need more help cleaning your home, hiring our experts ensures effective clean up. Cleanout Express offers moving solutions for your convenience. Any junky items, old mattresses, or trash will be taken to our trucks by our staff members and disposed of (environmentally friendly, too!). We can also sweep up the empty home for the convenience of the next residents.