1. DIY Box Handles
Make picking up and lifting heavy boxes a little easier by cutting handholds in two sides of the box with a utility knife! Leave the top flaps of your triangular cut-outs attached and simply fold them in. I also find it helpful to reinforce your cut edges with a little packing tape so that they don’t rip (especially the top corners).
2. Padding & Space Fillers With Soft Items
Place stuffed animals, pillows, sheets, blankets, and other soft items in trash bags and use them as padding next to fragile items in the moving truck. It also helps fill up irregular empty space in the truck so your belongings won’t shift around during the move.
Use pillows and stuffed animals to fill irregular empty space…
3. Defrost Your Refrigerator
Plan ahead! Don’t forget to defrost, towel dry, and clean your refrigerator 24-48 hours before moving day. This will help prevent a stinky, wet mess.
If your refrigerator will be sitting for a while, it’s important to clean it REALLY well. Otherwise all of the little food particles that are left behind start to stink. It will be a nice surprise for you when you go to open it up at the new house. 🙂
Also, if you’re trying to save space for a long distance move, consider utilizing the empty space in your fridge for light weight items, and don’t forget to pad the handles and the face of the fridge really well because they dent very easily.
Consider utilizing the empty space in your fridge for light weight items…