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Moving Tips & Tricks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

My husband and I started our little family almost ten years ago. We were both 21 and still in college. Since then we have both become college graduates, my husband has graduated from dental school, we have added 3 more adorable humans to our family, plus a few animal friends. We have lived in six different homes and three different states. In fact, in my 30 years on earth, I have moved 18 different times. I am no stranger to the task, and I have developed a few tried and true methods over the years that make moving a little less painful.


1. Purge. Before you start packing put EVERYTHING away. I know this sound daunting, but if you have ever been moving and ended up with those four random boxes of junk that was left over at the end, you know why this step is so important. File papers. Have a garage sale. Donate all the stuff you don’t need.


2. Use medium sized boxes and try to keep them close the same size. There is nothing worse than perfectly filling a box only to find that it is too heavy to lift. If the sizes are uniform it makes packing your truck a cinch!


3. Label. On every box I write two things, what is in the box, and where it needs to go in the new place. That way when you are unloading the truck every box ends up in the right room, and when you just need a pair of scissors you know exactly what box they are in.

4. Ask for help. Don’t try to do it all on your own. If you have kids, pay a sitter for a few hours to really get packing taken care of. Don’t worry about making dinner, cold cereal and pizza are great for a couple of days. Moving is stressful, don’t spread yourself too thin.

5. Decide if your furniture is worth moving. We just moved from Arizona to Alaska. That is 3,771 miles and 61 hours worth of driving. We will only be living here for two years while my husband completes a residency program, and our home is less than half the size of our previous one. We wanted to take the smallest truck (hello, expensive), and our new house wouldn’t come close to fitting all of our furniture. We decided to cut back. We sold the furniture we didn’t absolutely need in Alaska, and we left anything sentimental at my in-laws house to store while we are gone. Miraculously, we fit in the smaller truck.


But, once we got to our new home, all we had were beds and handful of other furniture pieces. We didn’t even have a couch! Now what? Knowing we would be moving again in two short years, we didn’t want to spend a fortune on new furniture just to leave it behind.

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Have you heard of CORT Furniture Rental? They are the perfect solution for problems like these. Perfect for new families, temporary living spaces, military stations, or educational programs, they can rent furniture for as long as you need it! You can choose to rent a home full of furniture, you can rent by the room, or you can rent piece by piece. You can even rent everything else from dishes to a vacuum. It is so perfect and can really save a ton of the headache that moving provides.

Next time I move, I am letting CORT Furniture Rental take care of everything I need at the new place! It costs you money every month, but just think of the savings you will have from not having to move all of your other stuff!

Have you ever tried renting furniture? What are your moving tips?

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Autumn Reo

Thursday 21st of April 2016

Isn't it funny the more stuff you get, the more you realize, you don't need what you thought you did! If I had just not purchased that thing I'm purging now, how much money would I have!?!


Wednesday 20th of April 2016

I have a friend that moves every two to three years for her job and she is always complaining about moving costs. I am definitely going to ask her if she's ever thought of renting furniture. It's brilliant. Not only because of the expense it can save you moving, but also because you can totally change up your style with every move.


Thursday 28th of April 2016

How FUN would that be!!!

Liz Mays

Wednesday 20th of April 2016

I've moved like 22 times, so this is one area I've got covered. Purge, purge, purge. That's definitely the key to making it easier on both sides of the move.


Wednesday 20th of April 2016

We always make sure to get the same sized boxes. It makes it so easy to stack in the truck. I always make sure to label them which room they go in too and then we untape them and stack them in the garage just in case we ever need them again

Ryan Escat

Wednesday 20th of April 2016

These are all such a helpful tips. My sister and her husband is about to move in their new house. I'm gonna show it to her.

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