As you’ve probably heard a dozen times by now, I’m moving. And that means lots of cleaning, organizing, and packing. While this is my profession, it’s still challenging to do personally. As I’m in the beginning stages of getting things prepped and ready to go, I wanted to share with you some of my tips and tricks that I’ve been using with my clients for years.Moving can be rough. Doing a little preparation ahead of time can save you time and stress. Click To Tweet
Pack a moving kit. This is kind of like a cleaning kit, but it has all of the items you need to pack effectively.
Here’s what I have in this kit:
Cleaning cloths. These are useful when something is dusty. I like to clean things before they go into boxes to save myself time when unpacking.
My label maker. This is no surprise, but I like to label things. I’m doing a fair bit of reorganizing and I’m putting lots of things into small totes…and labeling all of them. (You’ll see another blog post on this in the future.)
Extra label tape
Professional Sharpies-for labeling boxes
I also like to pack a survival kit. These are things that I’ll want to have right away and I don’t want to dig through boxes to find. Putting all of these items in one spot allows me to get set up quickly and stress free.
The kit contains things I’m going to need right away in my new home. Here’s what I’ve tossed in thus far.
Plastic utensils and napkins (for takeout)
Shower curtain liner and shower curtain
Hand sanitizing wipes
Candles-While these aren’t a necessity, they help make a house feel like a home. If the previous owners or renters didn’t leave the place feeling oh so fresh, this is a great way to make it smell amazing, and fast. I love Snowe’s candles. Their scents are designed for all the different rooms in your home. They are soy candles so you can breathe easy for the 50 hours they burn.
These are all things I will need to be comfortable, right away, when we arrive at the new place. The first few meals will be takeout, probably on the floor. But we still need to be able to use the restroom, take a shower, and clean up messes along the way.