GARBAGE BAGS ARE THE BEST
Ah, yes, the humble trash bag. It enables you to transfer your entire closet without removing a single piece of clothing from a hanger: Tear a hole in the bottom of a trash bag, stick the handles of a bunch of hangers through it, then tie up the top (now the bottom) of the bag to seal off your clothes. When you move to the new place, you just have to hang up the bags by the hangers and tear off the bags.
PACK YOUR BAGS
Suitcases are moving boxes on wheels. The big ones are great for bulky, fragile items you don’t want to leave to your movers. A small bag can be packed with essentials – including toiletries and enough clothes for a couple of days. Then you won’t have to fuss over boxes right away. Don’t forget to include a roll of toilet paper and a couple of fresh towels.
AVOID STUFFING YOUR FRIDGE
Transporting food can get messy, and it’s better to just stock the new kitchen. But if you must take food items with you (the riskiest stuff is bottled liquids such as oils, sauces, and vinegars), wrap containers in plastic wrap and tape them just in case they spill. Transport any perishable items in an insulated grocery bag or cooler.
Moving may not be the most fun you’ve ever had, but planning ahead along with pizza and beer will go a long way toward making the process more bearable.