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Tips To Make Your Move Easier

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Moving home can be a very exciting but also a stressful event. Moving into a new home is something we look forward to – as they say; “a change is as good as a holiday”. “Really”, says those of us who have recently moved. “Only after everything is in place and you have settled in”.

Here are a few handy tips to make that big move a little bit easier.

  • Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials so that you do not have to search in several places to find a toothbrush and bedlinen.
  • Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.
  • Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
  • For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks.
  • Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.
  • Cover the openings of your toiletries with cling wrap, then put the tops back on.
  • Keep drawers intact by covering them with cling film.
  • Cling film is also great for keeping jewellery displays intact.
  • Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.
  • Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
  • In addition to labelling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well. Also number the boxes to make it easier to see if a box went missing.
  • Fill the nail holes in your previous home with a bar of soap.
  • If you can, show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen as well as the closets.
  • Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving.

Author: Annemarie Swanepoel

Submitted 15 Mar 17 / Views 1647

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