Moving house is something that fills most people with dread. Of course, once you are in your new home, there is nothing but sheer bliss and excitement, but getting there seems to be a different matter entirely. Your to-do list is never-ending, nothing runs smoothly, and you seem to have boxes coming out of your ear lobes. However, it does not need to be that way! We have plenty of amazing house-moving hacks that will make the process much easier, so let’s take a look.
- Cut holes in your boxes – Even Iron Man would suffer from an achy back following moving day. There is nothing worse than continual bending and lifting! To make the process easier, put triangle-shaped holes at both sides of a box, so you can slide your hands in and easily lift them.
- Keep all of your liquids separate – It doesn’t matter whether it is perfume, dish-washing supplies, cleaning supplies, or a bubble bath set you received for Christmas, you should keep all of your liquids in a separate, plastic bin. Otherwise, you could end up with a lot of damaged goods if one of your liquids falls or spills while in transit.
- Choose your moving home date with care – The date that you choose to move home makes a massive difference, especially if you are looking for a cheap but reputable removalist. Learn more about your options here. You are much more likely to get value for money if your move midweek. Removal companies tend to charge less because of the fact that weekend removals are so popular, plus you won’t have to worry about your moving date already being fully booked out. Also, while bank holidays may seem like a convenient time for you to move; after all, you are off work, this is not always the best idea. Again, you will be charged a premium due to the sheer number of people that want to move on that day. Do the maths and find out what is going to be the cheapest option for you. Most people find that they save more money by actually taking a day off work and moving on a weekday instead. And, one final tip; try moving mid-month. You may also be able to save some money by going down this route, as most people tend to move around the 1st of the month.
- Keep the front door open with a rubber band – This is another handy tip that will help to make the moving process a lot easier. Needless to say, you are going to be going in and out of your home a lot while loading up the van or truck. A good idea is to wrap a rubber band around one doorknob, and then stretch it and wrap it around the doorknob on the opposite side. This will make sure that your door does not accidentally slam shut, locking you out in the process.
Keep your clothes on their hangers and bag them up – It takes an awful lot of effort to take your clothes off the hanger, fold them up, and then hang them up again. You can make life a lot easier for yourself by simply grouping all of your clothes on hangers in bin bags, and then moving them in sections. So, have a number of hangers with your clothes on them, and then pull the bin bag from the bottom of your clothing to the top, and tie the knot around the hangers. The hangers will be peeking out of the top too, which will make it a lot easier for you to move your clothes around.