It’s true that moving can be an incredible time in people’s lives, where we move on to new beginnings to make a fresh new start somewhere else. It can also be a tricky time to navigate as well, as moving isn't known for being easy. From the moment you decide to move, there’s a seemingly endless list of tasks to organize and complete—from sorting through your belongings and packing them up, to planning the proper care and transport of your belongings. 

Fortunately, professional moving services can make the entire process a lot easier. After all, a reputable and reliable moving company will have the resources and expertise necessary to plan a move without the stress or hassle you’d experience when doing it yourself. With a range of moving services designed to make the move easy on you, hiring a professional team like ours at Blackhawk Moving & Storage can make your move the easy, simple, and stress-free process that it should be—whether you’re moving near or far away. 

While our Fox Valley and Chicago moving company can ensure that your next move is a success, preparing yourself in any way you can always help to facilitate the process even further. That’s where moving hacks come into play. In this article, our team at Blackhawk Moving & Storage will share some of our favorite moving hacks that you can use to make your next moving experience a breeze.

Tips and Tricks for Easy Moving

Every single person has different moving needs, but the overall process is generally the same in certain areas. The following tips, tricks, and hacks are guaranteed to make any relocation much easier no matter how large or small your moving project may be.

  • Make an Essentials Box: Eliminate the stress and hassle of not being able to find anything you need by making an essentials box before your move. Keep the box in your vehicle if you’re driving to your new home, or pack a suitcase to carry along with you if you’re flying or using another form of transportation. This box or two should contain items ranging from toothbrushes and toothpaste to phone chargers and paper towels. In addition to these basic toiletries, be sure to pack pajamas and a couple of additional outfits so you don’t have to spend hours unpacking all of your clothing boxes to find clothes that match. Finally, if your items require assembly and disassembly, you will want to pack some tools like screwdrivers and wrenches so you are equipped for the unpacking process in the new place.

  • Embrace Labels: This may seem tedious or unnecessary, but labeling your boxes and items can be a godsend when it comes to unpacking. If you have a lot of boxes, consider building an inventory sheet that is coded by box, individual it belongs to, and what room it’s meant for. The more organized you are now, the less time you spend unpacking and trying to find things.
  • Hello, Dolly: Even if you hire a moving company, the chances are high that you will need to move things yourself. This could be a large number of boxes or bulky furniture. Either way, if you have a dolly to easily wheel everything to the truck your back and knees will thank you repeatedly. Plus, it gets tiring carrying a box at a time. Instead, wheel multiple boxes at once. You’ll be surprised how much time you save.
  • Wrap it Up: Invest in shrink-wrap. The kind you find in a home depot or similar store that is specifically meant for moving things. With this wonderful material, you can bundle up bulky and light objects like pillows or even bundle boxes together so they can all be moved at once. Your things will stay safe, and you save time. 
  • Use a Portable Wardrobe: You don’t have to take all of your clothes off the hangers, then fold them, and then pack them into a box. It’s tedious, takes time, and still leaves you with a bunch of hangers you still need. Instead, divide the closet by section and group the clothes into a makeshift wardrobe bag. A simple garbage bag will get the job done. Everything stays protected and wrinkle-free while you pack things up, and when it’s time to unpack you just need to take the garbage bag off and hang the clothes on the rack. 

Easy Moving with Blackhawk Moving and Storage

The crew at Blackhawk Moving and Storage has been in business for over 30 years. We owe our success as one of the highest-rated moving companies in the area to the professionalism of our team and dedication to our customers. We work to earn and maintain the trust of our customers during every move by providing unmatched service that goes beyond normal expectations, and innovative solutions to address your needs no matter how unique they are. 

Our moving experts are prepared to help you whether you need a local, long-distance, or international move. In addition, we also provide office relocations for our corporate customers. Ready to get moving with your trusted movers? Give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our moving services or fill out our online form to schedule your free, in-home assessment.