5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household - Engineer Mommy
Jun 302016
 

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One year ago, we moved from a townhouse to a single family house with two young kids. Like most moves, it was a bit stressful, but I learned a lot of tips & tricks along the way. From how to prevent plates from breaking during transport to how to get your floors brilliantly clean, I’m sharing plenty of moving hacks with you today! With the right products on hand, such as Tide® PODS® Laundry Detergent and Swiffer® WetJet Mop, moving can be blissfully stress-free!

Every move requires some household cleaning! Are you focused on cleaning your old apartment so you can get your deposit back? Are you focused on cleaning your house that is on the market so you can get top dollar on the sale? Or maybe you’re focused on giving your new home a thorough cleaning so you can move in to a spotless, fresh space? Either way, with trusted brands like Bounty®, Swiffer®, Tide®, Unstopables™ and Charmin®, you can enjoy a brilliantly clean home in no time

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

Let’s get right to my moving hacks now, shall we?

1. Prevent plate breakage: In order to prevent your ceramic plates & dishes from breaking during transport, use foam plates when packing! Simply stack one foam plate in between each of the ceramic plates. The extra cushion should keep your ceramic plates safe!

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


2. Roll clothing: When packing clothing for a move, be sure to use your luggage. Don’t let all that valuable room go to waste. Also, rather than folding the clothing, roll it up. It will take up less room and will be beautifully wrinkle-free when you arrive at your destination.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


3. Pack boxes efficiently: When packing boxes for a move, be sure to pack the boxes according to the room that the contents of the box will end up in. Packing office supplies? Place them in a box labeled “office”. Packing dishes for the kitchen? Place it in a box labeled “kitchen”. When it’s time to unpack at the new house, you’ll know exactly what’s contained in each box.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


4. Set up an essential toiletries bag: The first few days after a move may be a whirlwind! You don’t want to find yourself in your new home, having to search through 50 boxes to look for your toothbrush! Pack a small bag with your essential toiletries and keep that with you during move day.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


5. Use effective products to clean the house: Moving doesn’t have to be stressful when you use quality brands like Bounty®, Swiffer®, Tide®, Unstopables™ and Charmin®. Avoid frustration by using products that work well, are affordable and can be conveniently picked up at Walmart .

When it’s time to give those counters a fresh wipe and get the kitchen sparkling clean, nothing compares to the effectiveness of Bounty® Select-a- Size. I love that this pack features 12 Super Rolls, so this pack lasts a long time! Also, since this set allows me to select the size of the sheet I need, there is less waste.

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


Did you know that these paper towels are actually 2X more absorbent*, when compared to the Custom-Size- It® brand in the U.S. Since Bounty® Select-a- Size is more absorbent, I wind up using less of it, so my paper towel rolls last that much longer!
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


Is it time to get those floors spotlessly clean? Whether you want to clean the house you’re leaving or the house you’re moving into, Swiffer® WetJet Mop Starter Kit has everything you need to get those floors in top condition. You can find this easy mop system at your local Walmart store.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


It was super easy to set up. I simply inserted 4 AAA batteries, loaded the cleaning solution, attached the handle and attached the cleaning pad.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


I really love that it’s an all-in-one mopping system, so I don’t have to worry about a lot of different components.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


Unlike other mops I’ve used, this one actually traps dirt and dust so it doesn’t get pushed around the floor! The cleaning solution included is actually designed to break up stubborn messes on the floor to reveal a brilliant clean!
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


When it comes to cleaning fabrics and linens, I am absolutely loving Tide® PODS® Laundry Detergent 42 count in the Original Scent. It actually serves multiple purposes- it’s a detergent, stain remover and brightener!
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


Unlike the leading bargain detergent that has 15% cleaning ingredients, Tide® PODS® Laundry Detergent consist of 90% cleaning ingredients! Isn’t that amazing? I really appreciate that these pods dissolve in any temperature, so I can use these pods even when I’m washing clothes in cold water! Also, not that these pods are safe for use in all types of washing machines.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


Do you want to make your home smell fresh & clean? Try Unstopables™ Air Refresher – it will infuse your home with a boutique-worthy scent that lasts for up to 6 hours! I love this light, delicate scent that features airy undertones and vibrant layers.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


Every household needs to stock up on everyday essentials, such as toilet paper. After all, running out of toilet paper is never a good thing! Be sure to look for Charmin® Ultra Strong in the 24 Double Roll Bonus Pack at Walmart. This 2-ply toilet paper is actually 4X stronger when wet compared to the leading bargain brand.
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


With a soft, washcloth-like texture, this toilet paper cleans better than ever. It also allows you to use up to 4X less, when compared to the leading bargain brand, so the roll lasts longer!
5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household

5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household


I hope these tips have helped you prepare for a stress-free move and get your house sparkling clean in no time. Look for all of these cleaning products at your local Walmart store.

Be sure to find out more about how these P&G products at @Walmart can provide #CleanHomeSavings for you! What tips do you have for a stress-free move? How do you get your house in top shape during a move?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble. As always, all opinions expressed are mine alone.







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 June 30, 2016  Posted by

27 Responses to “5 Moving Hacks & Tips for a Clean Household”

  1. The foam plates between your plates is such a great idea. I never would have thought to do that.

  2. We could definitely use these tips. My son and daughter in law will be moving out next month and it seems they have accumulated so much stuff after three short months of marriage.

  3. We just moved last year to a new house, I am pretty sure we used every single one of these tips that you put in here. Every single one of them you need to do in order to get that house clean after you move out!

  4. I hate moving. This is a great list of tips for moving and cleaning. I never thought to roll clothing to fit it better.

  5. Rolling clothing saves so much space. I do it all the time for travel but I have never thought about rolling clothes to move house. What a great idea.

  6. This post came at the perfect time. We will be moving sometime in the next week or two and it can be so stressful.

  7. These are great tips. I’ve been living here for quite awhile but I’m outgrowing the space. I’m looking to move sometime this year and I’ll use your tips when I do.

  8. Wonderful tips, Jennifer! I especially love the essentials bag. What a great idea to not pack up the things you know you will need in the very first 24 hours of moving!

    • EngineerMommy

      Yes… who wants to go digging through tons of boxes looking for the toiletries you’ll need right away!
      Thanks for your comment, Nancy!

  9. I love these tips. I really hate cleaning, so these tips will be very helpful to me.

    • EngineerMommy

      Cleaning the house is a necessary chore. At least with the right products, it can be quick and effective!

  10. I like your advice. We do tend to use the Wet Jet for everyday cleaning. It’s just so easy. I like those Tide Pods too.

  11. Great idea on packing plates! I always spend hours wrapping each with bubble wrap….no more!

  12. What great tips, I am sure they will help so many keep a tidy home!

  13. i think this is perfect for me. since i do not do clean well. lol. nice tips. :)

  14. These are really great tips. Having great products like those certainly does help get a home sparkling clean.

  15. I hate moving and it can be such a pain. These are great tips, I know we always use our suitcases to pack things in when moving as wel.

  16. I just moved and your tips are definitely on point. I roll up everything and I rolled dishes in towels as an extra precaution. We use the tide pods now.

  17. Great tips! I love those mops, they are so efficient! Do the job well and so easy to use! Thanks for sharing x

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