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My Top 5 Moving Tips For Renters

Looking for some of my top moving tips to help make your next move a bit smoother? Well, you have come to the right place! Renting has become normal. Especially for those of us falling in the millennial category.

As a person who moves every few years, I have learned a few things along the way. I have been moving frequently since I was a child. Moving is now the new normal for me.

Whether you’re relocating for a fresh start or embarking on a new adventure, one thing’s for sure: moving can be a wild ride. But fear not, because I’ve got your back with my top 5 moving tips! Let’s turn this potentially stressful situation into a smooth sailing journey.

With that in mind, I thought I would share my top 5 moving tips for renters.

My top 5 moving tips for tenters and millennials that travel

Related: 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Rental Your Own

Depending on where you live, purchasing a home isn’t like happening shortly. So let’s enjoy the renting lifestyle and make it as easy as possible when it comes time to move. Some of us millennials are nomads on this planet—so many amazing opportunities arising for us in different parts of the globe.

Never fear moving again. Even if it is far from home. If you are moving or commuting to a new job, starting over, or if you have landed a temporary assignment in a different city. These tips will be perfect for you.

1. Create a binder to use while you are prepping and executing your move.

It will help to keep any reservations, confirmation codes, and budgets clear and accessible when you need them. Nothing is worse than when you are moving and you can’t find that one paper that has the information for your new cable set up in your new home. Keep it all in one place and you can file it all away once you are settled in your new spot.

Moving day has a sneaky way of creeping up on us, so don’t procrastinate! Begin packing non-essential items weeks in advance to avoid a last-minute frenzy. Use labels religiously to keep track of what goes where making unpacking a breeze when you arrive at your new place.

Source: Printable Smooth Move Binder Kit from The Homes I Have Made

2. When packing your belongings, make sure to purge unused items that are taking up space and embrace the power of the packing tape

Declutter. Nothing is more infuriating than when you move things that easily could have been thrown away or donated to a local thrift store. “Why did they make it to your next place?” you ask yourself. Because you are unorganized. Simple. As. That. 

Source: Tips for Taming the Clutter from Pretty Handy Girl

Plus think of it this way. You will have more space for new pretty decor if you purge more items before moving.

Packing tape is the unsung hero of any move. Reinforce the bottoms of your moving boxes with a double layer of tape to prevent any unfortunate mishaps. Trust me; you don’t want to deal with a box breaking open mid-move!

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3. Try to use plastic containers that you can stack and reuse for your next move.

These are the perfect way to keep boxes for future moves and better storage for your current home than flimsy cardboard boxes. These containers also help prevent any critters from getting in your stuff. Some animals like mice, moths, and buggies can eat through boxes. Protect your belongings in some weatherproof plastic containers. They are your new best friend.

Source: A Go-To Essentials Container from Pinterest

4. Utilize Professional Movers or DIY Like a ProHire a moving company to help you on your moving day.

Decide whether hiring professional movers or tackling the move yourself is the best option for you. They come prepared with an inventory list, small boxes, large boxes, packing paper, packing supplies, and plastic wrap. They are pros with the moving process, they know all the packing tips and tricks. They can also be helpful with packing electronics and appliances.

If you opt for the DIY move route, rent a moving truck, and enlist the help of friends and family. Having a moving checklist would also be a good idea to make sure you don’t forget anything. Pro tip: bribe them with pizza, beer/wine, or take them to lunch or dinner, and they’ll be putty in your hands.

When it comes to loading boxes, think like a Tetris master. Place heavier items at the bottom and lighter ones on top to prevent crushing. Wrap fragile items in blankets or linens for added protection, and don’t forget the bubble wrap for those extra delicate pieces.

5. Use command strips to hang your art and picture frames to not make holes in the walls.

This makes uprooting and moving easier in the end. There will be less restoration necessary to be able to get your deposit refunded. Don’t stress about your walls like you should stress about your furniture.

How to Hang a Perfect Gallery Wall... Without Nails - Perfect for moving
Source: Hanging Gallery Walls Without Nails from Pinterest

In conclusion, moving doesn’t have to be a dreaded ordeal.

With a bit of planning, organization, and a sprinkle of patience, you can navigate the moving process with ease. So take a deep breath, channel your inner mover, and let’s tackle this adventure head-on!

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I hope you found these moving tips and hacks for renters helpful. Once your move is over, the fun has just begun. Learn how to Make your Rental Place your Special Space as well as check out these tips for Organizing Your Rental on a Budget.

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My top 5 moving tips for tenters and millennials that travel

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  1. Great stuff! Thanks for posting! We might be baised but NinjaPaper.com also recommends using removable wallpaper and removable custom wall murals for people who live in apartments and/or move a lot. Get your security deposits back!

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