April 25, 2022

Podcast Episode #46 – Moving Tips

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Episode 46: Show Notes.

If you’ve ever moved house, you’ll know that it can be a complete nightmare. Moving vans are too small, boxes break, the lights take a week to come on; if any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. But moving doesn’t have to be this way! In today’s episode, Kelly and Megan, who are both experienced movers (who have managed to successfully move house with young children in tow!), share their top tips for making the process of moving as smooth, budget-friendly, and enjoyable (if enjoyable is a word that can be used to describe moving) as possible. From the first things that you should start planning when you decide to move house, to the logistics of the actual move itself, all the way through to your first night in your new home, this episode covers it all, and if you’ve got a move coming up, you may want to take notes! 

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • The recent moves that Kelly has coordinated.

  • Kelly explains the process they went through to move everything out of their house so that their major renovations could be done.

  • Tip number one when planning a move: get rid of stuff that you don’t need!

  • Benefits of a minimalist lifestyle.

  • Why Kelly hangs things up backwards.

  • Examples of what you can do with the things that you don’t use regularly (e.g. holiday decorations).

  • When it comes to clothes, quality over quantity is the way to go.

  • Why you should try to find free boxes, and then donate them afterwards.

  • Packing early versus marathon packing.

  • What to do as soon as you know you are moving: get utilities scheduled for your new place, and book a van.

  • Why we love using wardrobe boxes when moving.

  • Tips for wrapping breakables on a budget.

  • The best places to buy boxes.

  • Don’t underestimate the importance of taping your boxes properly.

  • The experience that taught Kelly the value of having hard copies of everything when moving or traveling.

  • How Kelly makes sure she knows exactly where all of her items are when they are in storage.

  • Our top tip for unpacking in your new space: finish one room before starting another!



“The free boxes on Craigslist or Next Door are always a hit and people will come pick them up from your porch. People are so thankful for that. Don’t trash them. Absolutely not.” — Kelly Castillo [0:20:57]

“The best thing to do that you can do early is get your utilities scheduled for your new place. Most people underestimate the amount of time that can take. So schedule that, and book your move early.” — Kelly Castillo [0:25:34]

“Get the tape dispenser with the big handle. It’s life changing. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is when you’re packing 35 boxes in one day and you have the roll without the dispenser, and you’re trying to find out where the end of it is.” — Kelly Castillo [0:29:41]

“Pack heavier things on the bottom of the box, lighter things on the top of the box. But if you have any weight to those boxes, and you just do the one strip of tape across the bottom, you are asking for trouble. So definitely reinforce your boxes. You need the right equipment. You need sturdy boxes, good tape.” — Kelly Castillo [0:33:34]

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