Enjoying My Move

I still remember the day my boss asked me to move to Europe. I was nervous, but at the same time, I was really excited to embark on a new adventure. Unfortunately, before I could start tasting new foods and meeting new people, I would need to pack up my belongings and make the trek to a new country. Fortunately, I worked with a moving company that reduced my stress load. This blog is all about working with professionals to relocate internationally. Check out these articles to find tips, tricks, and solutions to everyday moving problems--so that you can enjoy your next move.

Packing Hacks: Tips To Make Your Next Move A Breeze


Despite the fact that moving is said to be one of the most stressful life events aside from death and divorce, people move an average of 11 to 12 times throughout their life. The most common reason people move is because they are in search of a better home or apartment. If you are preparing for a move, keep in mind that one of the most stressful aspects of your move is often packing and unpacking. Fortunately, some packing hacks can help simplify the job.

Roll with the Flow, Don't Fold

Although packing your belongings can take its toll, don't fold under pressure. In fact, don't fold at all. Folding your clothes can be more of a hassle than it seems. Rather than taking the time to fold each individual piece of clothing, roll them instead.

Flight attendants have to cram a lot of clothes into a small suitcase and they often suggest rolling your clothes. Rolling your clothes can help you save space. In other words, you can fit more clothes into fewer boxes, which means less money spent on moving supplies.

Furthermore, rolling your clothes can help you save time. Not only is it faster and easier to roll your clothes, you won't have to break out the iron to get the wrinkles out of your shirts and blouses when you move into your new home. Roll your clothes help to prevent wrinkles.

Slide into Your Routine

Rather than allowing various packing mistakes to get you down, slide into a routine. Literally. For clothes that must be hung up, such as dresses, you can leave them on a hanger and slide them into a bag.

Push the hangers together while they are still hanging in your closet in groups of ten. Secure the hangers together using twine and leave the clothes on their prospective hangers. Grab a trash bag and slide the opening of the bag over your clothes from the bottom so the tops of the hangers are poking out of the opening of the bag.

Secure the bag closed and place your DIY garment bags in a box or lay them flat in the moving truck or trunk of your car. When you move into your new home or apartment, you can simply lift them, place them in your new closet, and remove the trash bag and twine. Thanks to this hack, you have saved yourself a lot of time and stress.

Wire Yourself for Success

Packing up your electronics can seem pretty stressful, particularly when it comes to sorting through all the cords and wires. Unpacking can seem even worse, particularly if you don't remember which cord or wire goes where. Fortunately, you can wire your move for success by packing your cords and wires accordingly.

To begin with, you will need empty toilet paper rolls and markers. Roll your cords and wires in separate bundles and slide the empty toilet paper roll over each one. Once you place them inside the toilet paper roll, mark the cardboard rolls with different colored markers so you know which cord belongs to what.

Furthermore, placing your cords and wires in toilet paper rolls will help you save space. You can place the toilet paper rolls in a standing up position in a box rather than tossing them haphazardly into a box or bag. Unpacking your cords and wires will be far easier thanks to your color coded toilet paper rolls and organization.

Of course, packing isn't for everyone, even with the best packing hacks and tips available. If you find that packing is not your forte or you simply don't have the time, you can always call in the help of a professional packing service.

Packing services will often pack and unpack your belongings for you, therefore ensuring that your belongings are packed safely and securely. Thanks to packing service companies, you can focus on more important things such as finding the right home for you and your family and settling down in your new hometown. For more information, check out websites like http://www.bekins.com.


12 November 2015