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Moving hacks you'll definitely want to know

6 Moving Hacks You Need to Know
There's no way around it: moving is rough. While these hacks won't make it exactly fun, they will make it a bit easier. Read on for some of BuzzFeed's clever tricks.

*Boxes: Use a box cutter to cut out crude "handles" on cardboard boxes. This will make the boxes easier to lift.

*Clothes: Bunch your clothes together (they're so much easier to transport this way) into a trash bag by pulling a trash bag over the clothes. This will keep your clothes and hangers organized.

*Doors: Twist a rubber band over the lock; this will prevent you from getting locked outside while you're moving stuff.

*Necklaces: Slide one side of the necklace into a toilet paper tube and clasp the necklace. Say goodbye to tangled necklaces!

*Plates: Place disposable plates between your plates for an extra layer of padding. Nobody has time for broken plates.

*Carpet Stains: Fill half of an empty spray bottle with hot water and top it off with cleaning ammonia. Spray liberally over carpet stains, Cover the stain with an old rag and use a clothing iron to iron away the stain. Good as new!

Do you have any amazing moving tips? Share the love in the comments below.

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bedbugtoo March 02 2014 at 1:19 PM

Use your common sense, its fine to cut hand holes but not so close to the top edge, cut the hand holes beford you pack the carton if necessary, cutting after you pack and close arton may damage whats inside, common sense yes, do people use common sense when moving, NO. don't overload large cartons.

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dotbraswell March 02 2014 at 1:33 PM

PACK you next couple of days clothes...in a suitcase, much easier to find, and all right there!!

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MPat March 02 2014 at 1:17 PM

Pack luggage with valuable papers and/or family photos. Easily retrievable.

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no1gum March 02 2014 at 10:10 AM

This sounds more like someone in an apartment, but there are some good ideas here. My personal family experience has been moving from house to house. After seing my dad spend over $10,000 about 10 years ago to move and seeing that the movers packed trash cans full of trash and old clothes, I have concluded that unless you are super organized and have a house full of antiques, the best thing to do is sell, donate or throw out as much as you can. One person I knew had a whole house sale before moving to FL, this was in 80's. She saved her moving costs and made enough money to furnish her new house.

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vapudelko March 02 2014 at 10:06 AM

The necklace idea doesn't work that well. I tried it years ago and still had to untangle most of my necklaces. The straw idea works better but only for thinner chains. I've used the C-fold towels for larger necklaces and it works fine. Open the folded towel, place the necklace in the middle of the fold so that 1/2 the length is hanging over the edge. fold the paper and bring the remaining length up and over the outside of the towel. Fold the towel in 1/2 again length wise and stack in an old tissue box with other like items. The hanging clothing idea has been used for decades. We also leave our clothing folded in the dresser drawers. We just pull out the drawer, wrap the whole thing in plastic wrap and stack on the couch. The dresser is easier to carry now and the couch will keep the drawers stable so they don't fly everywhere in the truck. The couch cushions are pulled off , placed in a large trash bag to protect the fabric and then used as protective padding for other items.

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Pat March 02 2014 at 9:49 AM

Buy a box of the largest clear, see-thru garbege bags you can find and pack absolutely everything in them before placing in cartons. Linens, etc. won't even need boxes. Label the cartons by room not contents and get rid of the boxes as soon as they arrive or when you're ready to unpack. No wondering what's at the bottom of the box - you can see it all, especially if you use smaller baggies within the large ones.

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Carol Rippetoe March 02 2014 at 9:18 AM

Toilet paper holders are good for big necklaces, but I use straws to put my delicate necklaces in.

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searcher98 March 02 2014 at 8:14 AM

When you cut that box hand hold cut it in the opposite direction than shown. It will then fold up, instead of down, providing a smooth edge. Corrugated boxe edges can be sharp.

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BristolFCR March 02 2014 at 1:15 PM

I have an amazing mover that I've used several times. One need NOT remove articles from any drawer or chest. He wraps everything in plastic and if needed, bubble wrap, much like the pallets of merchandise one sees in the supermarket. With everything wrapped in plastic - nothing gets lost, scratched or otherwise damaged. The move goes fast and everything protected. I do pack small objects into boxes but I NEVER put the contents on the outside of the box - too tempting for roving eyes.

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lemurlady BristolFCR March 02 2014 at 2:08 PM

What city is this mover in?

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PamieJune March 02 2014 at 1:11 PM

Use a hand truck! Worth its weight in gold! I move so much, I even bought one - it paid for itself after one move, at $10 a day rental, the $60 for a good hand truck was more than worth it. Easy to store, too - hangs up on a wall with bicycle hooks, or tuck it under a stack of bins or boxes in your storage area.

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