Moving Tips

  1. Find Free Boxes Online 

    Look for free moving boxes at your local recycling drop-off points. Chances are, you’ll be able to find plenty of cardboard boxes that have been tossed by neighbors. Other places to find free moving boxes include Craigslist, Nextdoor.com, Freecycle, book stores, liquor stores, and offices –just to name a few. For more advice on finding free moving boxes, check here

  2. Reuse original boxes for electronics and appliances

    Speaking of moving boxes, don’t forget to reuse your old ones. From the TV to the blender, most electronics and small appliances come delivered in cardboard boxes. If you happen to still have these boxes, we recommend reusing them for the move. Not only does this ensure that your items will fit perfectly in the box, but it also saves you from having to spend money on boxes.

  3. Schedule Junk Hauling with FLYT

    Get rid of old furniture or any other items you do not wish to keep by scheduling Junk removal services with Flyt. 

  4. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go

  5. Color-code your moving boxes and household items with post-it notes

    Use simple colored post-it notes to color-code your boxes when moving. For instance, place a pink post-it note on anything you wish donate and a green post-it note on anything you wish to sell. Place orange post-it notes on boxes containing kitchen items; place blue post-it notes on boxes containing office items, etc. This also helps your FLYT movers arrange items in your new home quicker!

  6. Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving

    This might seem like a no-brainer for important things like utilities and cable, but don't forget the small stuff. You've also got Amazon, PayPal, credit cards, your bank, magazine subscriptions, and your mail to worry about.

  7. Place heavy items in small boxes

    While it’s tempting to place heavy items in large boxes, it’s always best to put them inside small boxes instead. Not only will this will make it easier to carry the boxes, but it will also prevent your items from falling out the bottom and breaking the box.

  8. Stuff boxes containing fragile items with pillows and blankets

    Kill two birds with one stone by stuffing moving boxes containing fragile items with pillows and blankets. This will provide extra cushioning for items and prevent them from breaking, while also allowing you to pack more of your items inside the boxes.

  9. Flatten boxes after a move and store for later

    Planning on moving again in the next few years? Once you’ve finished unpacking, we highly recommend flattening all boxes and saving them for your next move. This will prevent you from having to purchase or find boxes later.

  10. Save donation receipts for tax season

    Donating household items to charities such as Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity? Save those donation receipts! Come tax season, you should be able to claim a deduction on your income taxes using these receipts. 

  11. Make sure the FLYT moving truck has a parking spot

    Don’t forget to reserve a parking spot for the movers. Without it, you could end up upsetting your neighbors and or getting a parking ticket. 

  12. Check cabinets, drawers, appliances and closets before moving out

    When moving out, it’s easy to leave things behind. We recommend double checking all kitchen cabinets, bedroom closets, drawers and appliances (think: your fridge) before handing over the keys. 

  13. Rekey your new house as soon as possible

    From handymen and cleaning services to friends and family, there’s no telling who was given a copy of the keys from the previous owners. For safety purposes, we recommend rekeying your entire house prior to moving in. All you have to do is call a locksmith to come out to the house to change the locks. They should be able to do so in a matter of hours.

  14. Pack a moving day essentials box

    Don’t move to a new home without a moving day essentials box or bag. This box should contain anything and everything you might need on moving day (and the following few days). Essentials could include toothbrushes, medications, toiletries, clothing, important documents, baby necessities, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning spray, trash bags, a tool kit, pet food, bottled water, wallets and extras shoes.