If you’re looking to move this year, there’s a lot of research and work that will need to be put in beforehand to make sure your process goes as smoothly as possible. Whether you’re working from home or moving for a new position, there’s a lot to adapt to and a lot of changes to make in order to prepare yourself for this change. Here are some helpful moving tips to help you avoid some of that moving anxiety this year and make your move successful. 

  • Save on Packing Materials

Instead of spending a ton of money on packing materials like bubble wrap or packing paper, instead utilize old clothing items like socks, t-shirts, and even underwear to cushion glasses, plates, cutlery, and other fragile items. Blankets and sheets also make for great packing materials. 

Especially if you have a ton of t-shirts that can be easily converted into packing materials, this can let you save room in your suitcase while putting your clothes to work. Alternatively, if you have clothes you’re looking to give away, you can use them temporarily as packing materials, and donate them after your process is done!

  • Keep Glasses Safe

If you have a lot of wine glasses (or just glasses in general), it can be really hard to find a strategy to transport them all without damaging them. Wine glasses can be particularly hard to transport, as their shape makes them incredibly delicate and susceptible to breakage. 

Besides making sure you’ve packed them correctly, a great way to make sure your glasses arrive in one piece is to invest in a wine storage box. These boxes are designed specifically for storing glasses and keeping them shielded from damage. Wrap your glasses in clothing or newspaper and put them in – just make sure to package them securely and keep the box away from heavy objects!

  • Have Your Overnight Bag Ready

If you choose to use reputable movers like Hollander Moving & Storage, you’ll want to have enough clothing and essential items packed so that you have what you need to tide you over whilst your items are being delivered to you. Make sure to pack what’s needed, but thankfully, when you use Hollander’s services, you’ll be able to rest assured knowing your items will be delivered to you as quickly as possible. 

  • Clean Before Moving

If you’re able to, try to head to your new place before your movers arrive to clean and make sure everything is in its best condition before you have a bunch of furniture in the way. You’ll thank yourself later – and will have a clean house to come home to. And that’s an amazing feeling!

  • Make Sure Everything is Labeled

The golden rule to moving is to make sure that everything you pack, no matter what it is, is labeled and organized in a way that’s conducive for you to move them in and out of your home. This will not only allow you to organize things better when moving out, but will make moving in a breeze and make organization easier for your movers. 

No matter where you’re headed, make sure to consult Hollander Moving & Storage for everything you need to make your move smooth and easy. We hope that these moving tips have helped you prepare for your upcoming relocation. 


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