10 Hacks to Make Your Local Move Easier

Apr 12, 2021 | Moving Help, Services

As we’ve mentioned before, even a local move can be stressful with the wrong plans in place. Finding a luxury moving company in Dallas that can get you started off on the right foot is only the first step towards comfort.

Now’s the time to think about the extra things you can do for an easier move. Here are ten of our favorite moving hacks that will help make any local move a successful one.

1. Color Code Your Boxes

It can be easy for a mass of brown boxes to blend in together once a move is complete. This can make unpacking a very confusing and frustrating process. Without proper labels, it becomes difficult to determine which boxes belong in which room.

Avoid digging through every box and get organized from the get-go. Make a list of rooms and purchase some colored stickers to get started. From there, label each room on your list a different color (i.e. red is kitchen goods, blue is the baby’s room, etc.).

Finally, as you get your belongings packed up, simply pop a colored sticker on the box, signifying where your movers can drop them off at your new home.

2. Ask Your Movers to Help Pack

Packing can be stressful, and we understand that beyond packing your most valued items yourself, you may not want to have to deal with the trouble of general packing.

At Element Moving & Storage, we offer a full-service packing option to our customers that takes the stress out of packing and unpacking on moving day.

Our full-service packing option includes the following packing details:

  • Packing
  • Loading
  • Shipping
  • Unloading
  • Unpacking

3. Finish Food Before Moving Day

The last thing you want to do is throw away good food because you know it won’t make the move. In the weeks approaching your move-in date, plan to eat out less and enjoy cooking in your current home more. This will help you to finish as much food as possible before the big move and alleviate the guilt of being wasteful.

4. Leave Your Dresser Drawers As-Is

Your dresser’s drawers serve as a pre-built moving box. So, instead of emptying out your dresser drawers completely, leave the lighter items inside and exclude any jeans or heavy items. From there, simply wrap your drawers up with plastic wrap so that all belongings stay in place during the move.

5. Use Your Linens During Packing

Your linens are going to have to be cleaned after your move anyways, so you may as well put them to good use.

Linens and pillowcases can become a great help when trying to keep breakables like glasses or perfume bottles safe during the move. Use your linens to wrap up breakables and give them the extra padding they need to get to your home safely.

6. Fill Up Your Pots and Pans

When you move, there is always an accumulation of unused spice bottles that take up precious space in your moving boxes. Save money and avoid buying even more moving boxes by taking out two birds with one stone. Your pots and pans can serve as extra storage space for little items.

All you have to do is fill them up to your liking, top them off with their lids and then store them away in the boxes you had planned out for your kitchen in the first place!

7. Separate Your Soaps

Any liquid soap, detergent, or bleach should always be packed away from other unrelated objects. During a move, the road can cause items to move around and soaps are notorious for opening up before arriving at a destination.

Protect your goods and keep the potential mess isolated by setting some separate storage containers aside just for these items.

8. Invest in Valuation Coverage

If your moving company provides valuation coverage, your valuables are guaranteed protection that is covered by the moving company if something goes wrong and they are damaged.

Valuation coverage can add on some extra expense to your move, but it’s an amazing way to ensure that your belongings are handled with care.

9. Leave Your Clothing on Hangers

If your clothing is already on hangers, don’t spend the time taking them down for packing. Simply leave them on your hangars and invest in some wardrobe boxes for an easier unpacking experience.

10. Do You Have a Wine Collection?

Although Element Moving & Storage specializes in transporting expensive wine collections, the cases your wines come in could be handy for other aspects of your move.

Most wine boxes come with dividers in them. Use these conveniently sized cubbies as a way to move your favorite shoe collection!

Make Your Next Dallas Move a Breeze with Element Moving & Storage

If you’re still stuck before step one and looking for a moving company that will get the job done right, Element Moving & Storage is here to help. We are Dallas’s top tier luxury moving company and guarantee a safe, successful move, no matter the distance.

Whether you have standard home essentials or a valuable art or wine collection, our moving company has the equipment to bring your belongings home. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to get your move on our schedule.