Planning on Moving? Here’s How to Move Your Stuff Like a Minimalist

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If you are reading this blog, you probably LOVE decorating and have loads of stuff stashed away for your home. If you are planning a big move, one thing you’re going to have to do is decide how to move all your belongings quickly, easily, and without breaking the bank. This makes the perfect time to think like a minimalist!

A minimalists approach to moving can actually save you lots of time and money compared to hiring a professional removal company. Here’s what you need to get started with your big move:

Pack Smart and Small!

Instead of paying big bucks for a moving truck, it’s better off using a smaller vehicle and doing multiple trips to your new home. Pack your stuff the smart way – instead of using packing paper and bubble wrap, use sheets and blankets as packing material when you wrap up any delicate items. You can also purchase boxes from a local company like The Moving Box Company in Brisbane, which is relatively cheap and simple. When you have everything ready, you can start to pack up everything and move it to your new home.

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Clear One Room at a Time

The best way is to start packing up one room at a time, clearing everything and then working your way through every room in your home. When you are packing your boxes, use plenty of packing tape and place heavier items at the bottom of the box along with plenty of blankets or sheets to stop everything from moving inside and getting damaged.  Take the time to label the boxes with a dymo label writer 400 turbo to be sure every box, especially the fragile ones, are handled properly and end up in the correct room. Seal the box, load it up, and move onto the next box!

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Invite Friends and Make it Fun

A great way to get a load of help, have fun, and save tons of money is to call over a bunch of friends and entice them with some food and a few drinks to help you move. When my friend decided to buy a house in Massachusetts, this is one thing she did and I have to say it was a BLAST. Loading, unloading, and unpacking boxes is a lot of time consuming and hard work, but you would be surprised how fast it goes with a few extra hands to help!

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