Jan. 16, 2018.
Moving can be an adventure. But it’s all the real-life stuff we have to do to make it possible — the packing, the cleaning, the unpacking, the organizing — that adds stress along the way.
In our first Moving for Success episode, you learned how to plan ahead by taking care of the hardest tasks first. In episode 2, we shared our favorite pack hacks for jewelry, screws, and more. In episode 3, the pack hacking continued, with handy tips for clothes, plates, and cables. And in the video above, you’ll find out the easiest way to take care of the nitty-gritty — by creating a move out cleaning kit that can save your sanity.
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If you need even more inspiration to help with a big move, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best ways to simplify the moving process from start to finish, courtesy of the savviest packers on Reddit:
1. Start with giveaway piles.
2. Follow the Rule of 3.
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3. Look for free boxes first.
4. Pack a first night box.
5. Take pictures.
6. Color code with tape.
7. Prioritize once you arrive.
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8. Clean when you move in too.
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