6.25.2017

Moving Tips

Sorry I've been AWOL for a little bit. I was super busy and super stressed with the end of school and dance and then some family things came up and we're moving soon. Like, tomorrow soon. So yeah, it's been a little bit hectic around here lately. I've been in pack mode lately, so today I thought I would share a few tips and tricks with you guys! 

  • Pack A To-Go Bag - In your final days at your current place, make sure you pack a to-go bag with your daily/necessary toiletries, hairbrush, clothes for the remaining days, etc. This way you'll be able to pack all your other things without worrying about forgeting to leave out essentials. 
  • Make A List - This one may seem a little bit obvious, but having a running master list throughout your entire moving process is a great way to stay organized. We kept huge list and anytime anyone thought of anything relating to the move, we would write it down. By doing this, you won't forget anything and you'll feel super accomplished checking things off the list. 
  • Assess Before You Buy - Before you buy any packing supplies, assess EVERYTHING you need to pack. I know this seems like an extremely daunting task, but it will keep you from buying tons of unnecessary supplies and wasting tons of money (Because packing supplies is lowkey expensive). By "assess", I mean begin to organize everything that needs to be packed and see what size/style/type of boxes you need. 
  • Plan Meals - In the week leading up to your move, it is essential to plan what you'll be eating. You're going to want to pack all your dishes and kitchenwear, but make sure you leave out anything you'll need (such as a frying pan or a spatula). Similarly, if you can avoid moving packaged food, it will save you a few boxes and some unnecessary packing. Try planning meals around staples you already have to avoid needing to pack them up. 
  • Pack Heavy Things In Smaller Boxes - Although it seems like a great idea to stack piles upon piles of books in mega boxes, they'll become way too heavy way to fast. Pack heavy things in smaller boxes so they'll still be liftable. 
  • Don't Forget Suitcases - Don't forget to pack things into your empty suitcases. Heavy objects such as books or pots and pans will pack nicely into suitcases. They'll be much easier to transport.
  • Contact Local Organizations - This one might seem obvious, but the number of people who would rather just toss items they no longer need instead of making the effort to donate it is ridiculous. If you're able to, donating gently used items is a great way to give back.

So, these are some of my tips for moving! Although it can be very stressful, moving can also be really fun! I will definitely be posting a part 2 of this, but if you guys have any other tips, shre them down below. 

XOXO, 

Samantha

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