Moving? Learn how to pack like a boss

I have some great tips to make moving day much easier and less expensive.

Moving soon?  Moving can be a messy, expensive, back-breaking effort, so I feel for you.

In the 30 or so years we’ve been married, we’ve moved a total of eight times.  I don’t like it much, but I have to say, I’m pretty danged good at it, so I thought I’d put together some tips to share with my readers who are going through the same thing.

When it comes to moving, my husband and I apparently have a deal, although I don’t remember ever agreeing to it.  ALL packing, organizing, cleaning and prep-work falls to me.  His contribution seems to be mainly lifting heavy furniture and putting the boxes where I tell him to.

Now that I think about it, maybe that’s why I hate the job of moving so much! But on the other hand, one of us has terrific organizational skills and one of us DOESN’T, so it does make a certain amount of sense.

Moving IS definitely an expensive and labor-intensive task, however, by being smart about how you do it, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and aggravation.

So, let’s get started with the pre-move planning – this may be the MOST important part of your move.

 

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  1. Here is another great resource I found for moving. These are some great tips – with photos. http://www.listotic.com/33-helpful-moving-tips-everyone-should-know/

  2. Thank you for these tips. We are getting ready to move soon and I love the idea of bringing in a POD for the driveway. It’s always difficult when boxes are under foot. Stopping by from SITS.

  3. Great post! We are moving a few states away in a couple months and I was looking for ways to make it a little easier, or at least not so overwhelming! I struggle with organization so this list of tips really helps!

  4. Yea I’ve pinned this for future reference. Moving was such a pain and we didn’t realize how much stuff we had. We did this move ourselves but any future moves I would want a crew.

    • We did it ourselves for years, but honestly, we are just getting too OLD for this nonsense. We thought about moving a while back and even thinking about it was just exhausting. We’ll probably just go straight from here right into the nursing home – ha!

  5. I bookmarked this post for future reference. We are buying a house in the next twelve months, so these would be great tips to remember! Thanks for sharing your tips at Inspire Me Mondays!

    • Moving is such a pain, I’m glad tips like these help people. I just sent it to a couple of friends of mine who are planning a move to Montana. Thanks for having me on Inspire Me Mondays.

  6. These tips are fantastic and right on time! We are moving within the next 2 weeks! Our moves always seem to be in a rush. We will literally have less than two weeks to move…long story. The boxes are a big thing. We also have rented a storage space. We hope to get things down to the bare minimum very soon. Labeling and color coding will definitely help us keep everything straight. And I already have started a pile for donating! A LOT of toys!

  7. Wow – you are a professional! The only suggestion I would have is when you put tape on the floor to mark furniture, consider using painter’s tape because it won’t damage any finishes. I’m going to share this out since it so full of great tips:)

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