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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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jrjmp538 March 02 2014 at 5:38 PM

I found it's easier to move medicine cabinet items & medicines if you put them in a small waste basket. Then, if anything breaks, it's contained. You may have several boxes labeled "kitchen" or "bedroom", etc. I place a list of everything that is in each box right on top (inside) - you'll know at a glance where a particular item is.

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Patti Jean !!! March 02 2014 at 6:04 PM

I color coded boxes and had labels too. Wish I had put a big number on each box as I "lost" as few items in the move. If you number all your boxes 1-67 or whatever number you need, you can check it off on a piece of paper before the movers leave and tell them if something is missing.

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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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dotbraswell March 02 2014 at 1:38 PM

I put florescent index cards on each box, telling which room the box went in!!! Kitchen: GREEN, LIVING ROOM: orange, etc. They were cheaper than labels, and the florescent colors really show up nice across a room.

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Iris March 02 2014 at 2:46 PM

Thank you for your moving tips.
knowledge is great.

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Michael Genovese March 02 2014 at 2:46 PM

Don't wait until "moving day" to pack even the smallest object. Get it done before time. Thins will move along much faster.

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jtfee Michael Genovese March 02 2014 at 2:57 PM

Fats too.

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dlrgpv March 02 2014 at 2:54 PM

I roll up all my clothes and put them in dufflebags and store the hangers separate in their own bag.
Put silverware, stuff from the 'junk drawer' (we all have them) and medicine chest items in their own plastic containers you store pasta in.
Get a box from walmart that the bikes come in and put your tv in them.

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svrcekfmly March 02 2014 at 2:55 PM

Buy an inexpensive rubber door stop to keep the door opened while moving boxes and furniture in and out of your places.

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John svrcekfmly March 02 2014 at 3:16 PM

Stick a quarter at the very top of the door in the hinge, no need to buy a stopper.

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mcjane923 March 02 2014 at 3:06 PM

Could have used all these great ideas last Sunday. Just moved into a new house.

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