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Moving Hacks for Frequent Movers + What To Do with Furniture!
I know that moving is stressful, especially when you move a LOT. I’m friends with several military families – and they move so often, that they’ve got this moving thing down to a science! Here are some moving hacks for frequent movers!
The biggest issue most movers face is…
What do I do about furniture?!
Some may pay to bring all of their furniture with them across the country. Others, would rather sell it all and get new…but THAT can cost a fortune!!
Guys. You have another option!
If you move frequently, you should seriously consider CORT and rent furniture. They work hard to help people who are making a lot of transitions, moving from one place to another.
- Traveling long distance on temporary assignment?
- Moving off campus in college?
- Traveling from place to place in the military?
CORT Furniture Rental is a family of trained professionals that can help you in finding a place to live, navigating your new area, and even furnish your place for however long you need it.
It’s so convenient! There when you need it, and gone when you don’t! They even have “Move In Ready” packages!!
Now that you’ve got your furniture situation squared away, let’s get to some other moving tips for frequent movers!
Moving Hacks for Frequent Movers
- Separate clothing into seasons. Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring.
- After separating, leave clothes that are on hangers, ON the hangers and then wrap a piece of tape around groups of hangers (maybe 5-10 at a time). This will keep them together, and not flop around for the next step.
- Then place a garbage bag over them, and poke a hole through the garbage bag’s bottom for the hangers to come through. Clothes move MUCH easier this way!
- Write on the outside of the garbage bags which seasonal group of clothes they are.
(Suitcases and Tote Bags)
Grab all the suitcases and tote bags you have and pack folded clothes, kids clothes, socks, underwear, etc. in them.
Sort and Box:
Plastic Bins with Lids vs. Cardboard
Frequent movers – consider buying several plastic storage boxes with lids vs. using cardboard boxes. First of all – you can reuse them over, and over, and over again!
They stack nicely, and don’t get smushed in the move. AND you don’t have to worry about having to scramble to find boxes at the grocery store on 3rd shift, right?!
Before you box your kitchenware and home decor up, go through and sort. ONLY pack things you want to go inside your new home. Sort everything else into groups for giving away, throwing away, or selling (if you’re having a moving sale!).
Everything you’re taking with you – pack away in boxes. You can use clothing to wrap glass items, vs. newspaper.
Books and Papers:
Do you have tons books and paper piles? Pick out your favorite books and sort through the drawers and cabinets full of old papers, bills, etc. Throw out what isn’t needed! You’ll find you need hardly ANY of it because most stuff is done online now.
You can sell or donate the rest of the books you don’t need!
Remember the ASAP needfulls:
As soon as you arrive to your new home, there are going to be things that you need right away. Coffee maker, coffee, shower products, towels, cleaning supplies, paper towels, breakfast foods, fresh clothes, etc. Make sure to pack these things LAST in the moving trucks so that they’re the first things you pull out on arrival.
Unpack As You Need Things:
Once moved into your new home, only unpack things as you need them. You may find that you’ve got several boxes of things that you haven’t unpacked in a year. It’s apparent, you really don’t want or need these things so you can get rid of them. Less stuff to have to move, the next time!
Do you have any tips or moving hacks for frequent movers? I’d love it if you left a comment with your tips!