Moving has been referred to as one of the most stressful moments in a person’s life. Having to stuff things away in boxes, haul it to a new location, to then unload all of those things somewhere new can be exhausting.
Few people love the specifics of moving, but there are ways for you to make moving far less stressful. If you find yourself moving this fall, here are some tips to help you get through it all with a smile on your face.
The best ways not to break things
Whenever you move from one location to another, you might accept that something will break along the way. A glass, a dish, or even a picture frame – these are all susceptible to breaks.
But here are a few hacks that could reduce that likelihood:
- Rather than wrap plates in newspapers, place disposable foam plates between each one, then pack the plates vertically (like vinyl records) into your box.
- Place drinking glasses inside clean socks for extra padding.
- Use your existing towels as cushions for fragile items.
The best way to keep things organized
Many folks pack away their clothes into boxes or containers when they move. However, if possible, leave your clothes on hangers, and place several hangers in a large garbage bag. This will protect your clothes, keep them in good condition, and makes it easy for you to simply hang your clothes when you get to your new place.
It’s also a good idea to pack essential items inside clear plastic bins. That way it’s easy for you to find these items among the throngs of boxes. Some items that you might consider “essential” include paper towels, trash bags, utensils, phone chargers, and toilet paper.
It’s also a very good idea to pack your toolbox last. That way it’s easily accessible when you need to put together and assemble everything you had to take apart.
Best way to settle into your new home
Part of the stress of moving is making your new house feel like a home. Here are two hacks to help you settle in a little quicker:
- If the carpet in your new home has dents left by furniture, place ice cubes on the divots, let the ice melt, then use a coin or spoon to fluff up the fibers.
- If you have to drill holes into your wall, you can avoid drill dust from falling onto the floor with a sticky note (Post-it note). Place the note under the area you plan to drill, and fold the bottom half up to form a V to catch the dust.
Minimize your stress level by renting a residential dumpster to get rid of junk
One of the best ways to make moving less stressful is minimize the amount of stuff you have to move. Moving is the perfect time for you to take stock of all of your possessions, and whittle away the stuff you no longer need.
Renting a residential-friendly dumpster from Bin There Dump That of Greater New Orleans makes it easy for you to get rid of your junk without slowing down your moving process.
Simply call our team, and talk to a representative who’ll help you choose the right bin size for your needs. We’ll then drop off the bin when and where you want and pick it up when you’re done.
It’s as simple as that. You’ll never have to worry about your unwanted stuff again. While you pack up your moving truck, merely walk your items to the bin – delivered right to your property – toss your items in the dumpster and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you live in the Greater New Orleans area (including Baton Rouge, Mandeville and Slidell) and are moving this fall (or anytime of the year) contact Bin There Dump That today to learn more about how we can help make moving a breeze.