How does the old saying go, again? The three most stressful things in life are death, divorce and moving house. Pretty bleak, right?! But for anyone who has moved house at least once in their lifetime, you know that ol’ saying is pretty bang on—and for the renters among us who have moved an infinite number of times, we feel you.
If moving house is on the horizon for you or you’re currently knee-deep in packing boxes, we’re here to help you mitigate the moving madness, so you can spend more time loving your new digs and less time loathing the moving aftermath .
To serve up a string of moving hacks, we’ve teamed up with TAXIBOX to ensure you remain calm and stress-free with your sanity still intact when you finally hand over the keys.
Don’t Empty Draws, Wrap Them
A hack for moving your clothes that’s so simple yet so effective. It might seem chaotic at first but all you need to do is pull ’em out, wrap ’em up (in cling wrap or something similar) and stack ’em high in your car. Then you can move the chest of drawers or bedside tables separately and thank yourself later. Consider your time officially saved.
Reuse Toilet Paper Rolls To Avoid Cord Chaos
If, like us, you can’t stand cords and you’re constantly on the hunt for the right plug, adapter, charger—everything—this genius hack will seriously save you. Simply loop the cords around your wrist, hand or arm and then bunch them together, squeeze them through an empty toilet roll and voila. You can now stack your cords easily and prevent any pesky cord clusters—plus, it’s a great way to give your toot role a second life.
Store More Stuff With TAXIBOX
How do we somehow uncover and accumulate more stuff when we move house?! Rather than taking your stuff to a storage unit, TAXIBOX delivers storage to you. If you’re in need of a temporary storage solution from the comfort of your couch, TAXIBOX is the punctual and smart solution to all of your moving woes. To put it simply, TAXIBOX will deliver a portable storage unit to you wherever you are, wait for you to fill it up and then pick it up and take it to a storage facility. Then, when you’re all settled into your new house, your TAXIBOX will be delivered and ready for you to unload. Pretty efficient, huh?
Put The Room Name On The Box
Ah, Tetris. A beloved game from yesteryear, but when it comes to moving day, it’s time to put your childhood Nintendo skills to the ultimate test. While there is a Tetris-style art to stacking boxes, it really makes a difference when you know the destination. Be sure to label each box with the room—bedroom, kitchen, bathroom—and, make sure you mark it on every side of the box so you can clearly see what room you need to deliver it to no matter what side of the box you ‘re facing.
Sell Your Stuff On Facebook MarketPlace
Make some extra coin to offset the cost of the removalists or bond by selling your stuff on Facebook MarketPlace. If you haven’t yet used it, we assure you, it’s really simple and seamless. From coffee tables to trainers, bed heads to rollerblades—you can practically sell anything. Our rule of thumb is if it holds no sentimental value and you haven’t used or worn it in the past year, time to list it. It’s a win-win, really.
Tape Your Screws To What You Unscrew
Ever lost a screw and thought ‘I knew this would happen’. Us too. We learn the hard way so you hopefully don’t have to on moving day. If you unscrew anything, grab some duct tape and stick the screws and small pieces to the side of the item. Simple and easy.
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