Hey girl hey. And boy.
We’re all going to move at some point. Whether it’s to a different country, a different city or just a different neighbourhood. Unfortunately, we won’t stay at our parent’s house for the rest of our lives – or will we? 😂 And no, I didn’t move in with my future Turkish husband BUT I am moving in 3 days to another part of my city. 😂 It’s still kind of surreal to me but I’ve moved like three times in the last 3 years so I’m happy that we’re going to settle somewhere for a long time (inshallah). Anyways, I’ve gathered a couple hacks from the internet and my brain so here are 10 moving hacks you need to know. Let’s get starteddd.
- Army Roll Your T-Shirts
Now I only say T-shirts or thin shirts because thick clothing ends up getting bulky and taking up more space than when it’s folded which is not what we’re trying to accomplish here. I learned this back in grade 5 so here it is in case it’s new to you.
Here is a video I found on Youtube in case the pictures were confusing.
2. Overlap Clothing
Now I’ve seen this on Youtube for jeans and dresses but I used it for my scarves because if you didn’t read my hijab collection, there was no way those were going to fit with the rest of my clothes in my sister and I’s suitcase if I folded them. All you need to know is lay them on top of each other Jenga style (-_-_- < like that) and then fold them over again.
3. Single Pant Fold
My grandma taught me this when I was really young but instead of folding the leg of the pants over the other, you find the side and pull on the waist to make only one layer instead of two. It makes it wider but it makes it easier to roll or fold without the extra leg thickness. I don’t know if that made sense but it’s like how your pants would look if you turned 90 degrees.
4. Plan Out Your Outfits a Week in Advance
I packed all my clothes a week before the move and hung them in my closet. The rest, I just packed as I didn’t need to use them for the whole week. This makes it so you only have 7 shirts to pack instead of all of them at once.
5. Ask Local Businesses for Boxes
You’ll need boxes if you’re moving to a new home and instead of buying them, just ask local grocery stores for the empty ones they have because they always receive boxes from supplies and don’t really use them again. We got ours from No-frills. That’s not me by the way haha >>
6. Label Everything
You never want to be looking for unlabeled boxes finding something as simple as a spoon so make sure you label the boxes.
7. Knives in Oven Mitts
You don’t want knives and dangerous utensils to harm yourself or any furniture so you can just place them in oven mitts.
8. Jewellery in Egg Cartons
This is a great way to reuse egg cartons and make sure jewellery doesn’t get tangled. This can also work for headphones.
9. Place Parchment Paper in Cupboards in Advance
Clean your cupboards in advance and then place parchment paper on them. On a moving day, all you need to do is remove the parchment paper and there you go, no need to clean on moving day.
10. Take Pictures
If you want your cables a certain way or your room a certain way, take pictures so you can recreate the look in your new location.
Anddd that’s all for today. For anyone moving and reading this, I wish you the best in your new home and don’t stress because change can be great!
Have you ever moved houses?
Have you ever tried any of these tips?
I’ll see you all in my next post.