Moving can be an exciting time when you feel like you are in control. Here are some helpful, if somewhat quirky, moving tips to ease the stress of sorting through and packing valuables. Did you know that socks can be used to pack wine glasses?
Ask for free boxes and moving materials
Seem too good to be true? Well, it’s not if you’re anywhere near one of the Freecycle Network’s 5,196 groups where people would rather help others reuse materials and keep it out of landfills. Sign up to get free stuff that will help you move – and then unload some of your own excess belongings.
Use cotton balls to pack cosmetics
To keep expensive powdered cosmetics from breaking, unpakt.com suggests that you place a cotton pad or ball in them for protection.
Pack wine glasses in socks
If you do have the latter, wrap them in the former for extra – free! – padding.
This plant moving resource is your friend
Moving plants isn’t as easy as you might think – but that doesn’t mean it’s always impossible. Moving.About.com provides guidance.
Who doesn’t owe you a favor but might be willing to help you pack or otherwise organize your move? Now is definitely the time to rally the troops.
For more moving tips, please refer to our moving checklist found here.