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8 Hacks That Make Moving Easier Than Ever

Whether you are set to move out of your dorm room soon or are preparing to move into a new set of digs for the summer, moving will no longer be a challenge with these life-changing hacks. 

1. Slide clothes onto hangers and into garbage bags for easy transportation

This simple hack will allow you to easily move clothes from your old closet to a new one. The garbage bag acts as a protective cover to keep clothes clean, and you can pack a lot less into boxes and luggage. 

2. Pack a first night box

Moving can be exhausting, and you probably won’t get around to unpacking everything the first night. Your first night box should contain face wash, a toothbursh, toothpaste, toiletries and a hair dryer—basically anything you will need in the first 24 hours after your move.

3. Store jewelry in egg cartons

It is so easy to lose things while moving, especially small items such as earrings or rings. Egg cartons are sturdy and will keep all your tiny pieces of jewelry together.

4. Use clean socks as extra padding

Socks also tend to get lost during moving. Make them useful by wrapping up picture frames or even glassware in them. This way, your socks will stay together and prevent things from breaking during the moving process.

5. Keep cotton balls in powder cosmetics to prevent them from breaking

The worst feeling is seeing your favorite powder cosmetic shattered into a million tiny pieces. Cotton balls will prevent shattering while your makeup is on the move.

6. Use plastic wrap to create a spill protector on toiletries

Leaks occur more often than not during a move. This super easy hack uses just plastic wrap to keep your liquids from spilling all over your boxes.

7. Pack clothes into drawers and keep them from moving with Press’n Seal wrap

You will save so much time not having to unpack clothes from boxes and put them into your drawers. This hack keeps everything organized in a drawer. Then, you can just move the dresser or drawer on its own. 

8. Use rolling suitcases instead of lifting heavy boxes

No one wants to risk breaking their back lifting heavy boxes. So use rolling suitcases instead. There is no need for heavy lifting, just a little light pulling. 

Alexis DiZenzo is a motivated Connecticut native. She attends Fairfield University where she is majoring in digital journalism and minoring in marketing. She is currently co-campus corespondent of Fairfield's Her Campus chapter. Along with managing Her Campus Fairfield, Alexis has interned with The Secured Lender Magazine, and NBC Sports. She is a contributing writer for Elite Daily as well as Thought Catalog. In the early stages of her college career, Alexis has taken the initiative to reach far among the stars and achieve goals early on. She has a great sense of editing, writing, publishing, marketing and leadership as well as strong interpersonal skills. (And a fun-loving, outgoing personality!) Alexis' favorite book (and movie) is The Great Gatsby, she lives by the words of Carrie Bradshaw and you could definitely find her on a beach, soaking up the sun. Instagram @alexisdizenzo www.alexisfdizenzo.com