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33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Fill the nail holes in your previous home with a bar of soap

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

If you’re renting, take photos of your cleaned-out old home and your new home before moving in. This is especially important if something is broken as to show its preexistence when moving out.

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Enlist the color-coding system for each room

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Make sure everything is completely packed before your friends show up to help you move.

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin or bag

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

If you can, show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen.

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and wipe up any liquid.

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Buy a roll of stretch wrap.

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

If you do hire movers, be sure to read the fine print and find out if they have any weird rules. For instance, some movers will only move things in boxes, not garbage bags. Which means youll be paying them extra for unnecessary boxes at a marked-up price.

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

If Only I Hadn't Already Signed the Lease: 10 Things To Always Check

If Only I Hadn’t Already Signed the Lease: 10 Things To Always Check Moving Into an Apartment

Everyone has moving horror stories, but there are just some things you don’t think to check until you’ve already signed a lease. Here’s 10 things that should be on everyone’s “must-check” list. 1. Hallway/Doorway Size: Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with great architecture lines of square footage, but sometimes (Even if you buy small furniture) things simply don’t fit in awkward hallways.

Make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving. Also make a list of what you'll need when you first move in

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.