Moving Tips: 5 Grocery Store Items That Can Make Packing & Unpacking Easier


Moving from one home to another can be one of the most stressful times in your life. In fact, research shows that moving is more stressful than going through a divorce. One of the survey questions in the study reveals that one-fourth of people who have moved didn't unpack their boxes for weeks. As overwhelming as packing is, unpacking can be a nightmare.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do while packing that will make unpacking much easier. Of course, you'll need to buy supplies from a moving store, such as boxes and packing tape, but you may also want to make a trip to your grocery store for several other supplies that can help. Here are a few ideas.

Cling Wrap

Use cling wrap to secure clothing and other items in your dresser drawers. Simply remove each dresser and wrap to secure the items in the drawers. Then, you can replace the drawers and not have to worry about the items getting stuck behind or above the drawers in the dresser in the moving truck. This trick also works with your silverware tray.

Cling wrap can also keep contents inside bottles and other containers, such as shampoo bottles. Unscrew the lids and secure a small piece of cling wrap around the opening of the bottle, then screw the lid back on. This works great for bottle tops that have dispenser openings in them.

Plastic Bags

Buy several boxes of freezer bags in various sizes and use them to keep similar items together, such as kitchen utensils and items from your kitchen junk drawer and bathroom medicine cabinet. Use freezer bags because they are generally thicker than non-freezer bags. Wrap paper towels around anything sharp so it doesn't puncture the bags.

Sandwich bags can be used to keep very small items together, particularly all the nuts, bolts, and screws of the furniture that will be disassembled. Make sure to label the bags so they will be easily located when it's time to put the furniture back together. You can tape or secure the bags directly to the furniture, but then you'll risk having the bags get broken or pulled off while moving. Instead, keep these bags in your toolbox.

Styrofoam Plates

Use styrofoam plates to pack your dishes. Layer one styrofoam plate in between each of your plates when packing. This will help prevent the plates from breaking during transportation. The styrofoam plates can be used for your meals during the first several days after you move in. That way, you won't have to worry about having dirty dishes to take care while your kitchen is still being put together. This can be a tremendous help if it takes you several attempts to find the right places for your dishes in your new kitchen.

Cotton Balls

Use cotton balls to fill the empty spaces inside your pill bottles so the medicine doesn't get broken. This is crucial if you have prescription medication. Cotton balls can also be used to prevent eye shadow and pressed powders from breaking. If a cotton ball is too big to fit, simply cut it down to size.

Drawstring Trash Bags

Use trash bags to hold the clothes that are hanging in your closet. Gather enough clothes to fit a bag while the clothes are still hanging. Pull a trash bag over the clothes and draw the strings and tie them around the hooks of the hangers to secure the bag. When you arrive in your new home, simply hang the bundle on the rod, cut the drawstrings and pull the trash bag down to remove the clothing.

These items are just a few options to help with your move, but you can click here for more information on moving supplies you may want. 


24 May 2016

getting your kids through your move

When you have kids, the task of moving takes on a whole new challenge. It doesn't matter if your kids are three months old or thirteen years old, having them to consider as you plan the move, pack up your things, transport it to the new place and begin unloading and rebuliding your home takes careful planning. Our blog is all about moving with kids. You will learn some things that can help you get your kids through the transition with as little stress as possible and advice for allowing the capable children help you get all of the work done.