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3 Tips to Make Moving (Almost) Easy

master everyday life Jul 02, 2020

Moving is hard.

There’s no way around it – even if you’re not moving very far, the logistics required to pack, clean, and organize in a very short period of time can be downright overwhelming.

While I might not be a moving expert, I’ve moved 8 times in the last 13 years (including one cross-country move) and I’ve learned a few things that have helped streamline the entire process for me.

Want to know my secrets?

Read on, sister – you know I’m here for all this practical life stuff ;)

Tip 1: Number Each Box

Buy a sharpie and put a number on every box you pack. Use the notes app on your phone to make a list of the box number and the general things that are inside.

  • Box 1: Workout clothes, extra picture frames
  • Box 2: Bowls and Mugs
  • Box 3: Cookbooks

This has helped me SO much when it’s time to unpack – rather than dig around in countless boxes, I know exactly where to look.

Tip 2: Research Internet Providers and Schedule an Install Date

You’ll likely need to sign-up for internet at your new place and you’ll want to get that process started before you actually start moving.

Believe me, nothing feels worse than wanting to collapse your first night at the new place and just watch a Netflix show in bed… only to realize you have NO internet.

(I’m speaking from lots of personal experience here…)

If you’re not sure what service providers are available in your area, ask your landlord or realtor – they often know.

Tip 3: Pack an Essentials Bag/Box

You’ll want one box that you can unpack first thing with all the key items you’ll need. Here’s what I suggest – feel free to make it your own!

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Shower liner
  • Paper Towels
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Sheets
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Cosmetics/Skin care items
  • Pajamas

I’d love to know which tip was most helpful to you – would you let me know? Email me at [email protected] or pop on over to my DM’s on Instagram: @katie.haahr.

(And if you’re moving across the country, I’d love to help – email/DM me and I can share a few things I learned during the process… like how to ship my car across the country!)


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