Organizing And Moving Tips
I was organizing yesterday and remembered some things that I thought might help you, whether you’re thinking about moving or are just trying to organize your homes.
Keep similar things together.
Keeping like objects stored in several different places is one of the main causes of a disorganized home. It also makes things so much harder to unpack and find when you are moving.
For example, if you are packing board games put them all in one box or store them all in one cabinet. Don’t store one or two games in this closet or drawer and then tuck one in this box and two more in another box. This same thinking applies to everything. I know that sometimes when you’re moving you find a little space you need to fill with something but, as much as possible, keep similar things together.
Use cords to tie things together.
You can use rope or bungee cords to tie things together but I run out of those quickly. You can use tape but, to me, that is a waste and it’s such a sticky mess to get tape off of everything later.
Use Torn Fabric Strips To Make Moving Easier
My favorite thing to use to tie things is 1-2 inch strips of old sheets. I tie smaller items with the salvage edges I have cut off of my fabric.
Keep a bag of these strips handy as you start packing. I also keep a few in my rag drawer for everyday use.
Here’s an example of some items to tie with fabric strips:
We rolled up the crib bumper pads with the bed skirt and mattress pad (like things together) and then tied them together with a cord. This makes it easier to pack into a box. We usually slide things like this into a plastic trash bag and, on moving day, they will slide into those extra holes that are difficult to fill when you are trying to pack the moving truck tightly. As a bonus, when you arrive at your new home, you have a trash bag to use, and you always seem to need a lot of trash bags when you move into a new home.
Once you start using fabric strips or cords to tie things, you will wonder how you ever lived without them.
Also, if you are short of boxes when you’re moving, think about packing things like linens, material, pillows, stuffed animals, curtains, plasticware, winter coats and clothing in large strong plastic bags. Like I said before, you can use the bags after you arrive and they are easy to pack and squeeze into all kinds of places in the moving van.