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Tips for preparing your move after booking TheLorry service.


Thank you for choosing our moving services to help in your move. Do not worry as we have prepared some tips that you can check it out if you have prepared all these things before transporting your items into your new home.

Tip 1. Keep a checklist of everything you own.


One of the most essential things that you need to have before your move is to keep a checklist of your belongings. This will help you to keep track of every item being packed before moving out. You can indicate the number of things that you are bringing and your item's condition.

For example, suppose you have two big bookshelves and four small bookshelves. In that case, you can indicate the type of bookshelves it was (small or big), condition of the bookshelves and the amount of each.

When you reach your new place, you will know what items are with you when unloading and unpacking. We recommend that you can take pictures of the items being packed to ensure that you know what is packed before moving out. 

Tip 2. Do not overpack your items into one box.


Moving boxes are often designed to hold a specific weight, exceeding that weight can damage the items inside the moving box.


In one of the articles in Mothership, we show you how we pack our things inside our own moving box.


You can check out one of our blog post as we highlight to you for the ideal home moving boxes that you can get in Singapore.

5 Packing Boxes that make packing a breeze.

Tip 3. Check that sharp objects are properly protected.


Sharp objects are dangerous, mostly when they are not handled or appropriately wrapped. If you did not cover the sharp object's blades, it will:

  • cutting the box open when moving,

  • injuring the movers when they are helping you with the moving, or

  • injuring yourself when you are unpacking your items.

    Make sure you protect yourself by wrapping up the sharp edges in bubble wraps or newspapers. That way, the sharp edges will not be exposed and damaged when you are moving.

Tip 4. Obtain approval from your building manager about the move.


Suppose you are moving into a condominium apartment. In that case, there are some issues that you must prepare before moving out of your condominium home. 

Many specific condominium properties have different requirements that need to be met before moving in or out of the premises. Kindly ask your respective manager team about the requirements needed before moving in. If there is a need to have protection cover for the lifts and the floor, notify the movers to prepare the necessities beforehand to meet the requirements, like protections for the lift's interior and the floors.

Tip 5. Check your new place and plan out your floor mapping.


Before the day of your move, it is best to be aware of where the heavy furniture will be placed. Using the floorplan, it will make the planning significantly easier.

Segmenting the furniture by the individual rooms is a great way to organise your furniture. You will get an idea of how you want your rooms to be packed with. You can also help to check where the movers can park so that they can help you move your items closer to your new home.

 If there are some last-minute things were noticed like stairs or long distance moving. In that case, you could inform our movers or our customer services, and they will assist you with the price change, or additional assistance is needed.


Choose TheLorry moving services for the best moving experience.


Using TheLorry moving services, our experienced and professional drivers help transport your items safely and professionally. We provide Home Moving Package for an easier choice of services needed instead of slowly deciding whether the manpower is enough or not. The prices are affordable for each, and respective packages and the prices are shown as what you have to pay, so you do not have to worry about the hidden cost.


Check out our other blogs as we share with you what TheLorry is all about and how easy it is to use our service to make your moving experience better.

Who is TheLorry

What is TheLorry's Home Moving Package

You can enjoy the home moving packages and discounts provided by TheLorry for a more affordable price in your moving. Make a booking on our website and get matched with our driver with just a few clicks. You can call our hotline service @+65 3138 9164.

What is TheLorry's Home Moving Package?


Looking for an affordable house moving service? Fear not, TheLorry got you! We have prepared house moving packages just for you! Think that your Check out this blog as we share with you 3 types of interesting people and their unique moving needs.


The One who is Protective of their things.

Living in a cozy home with your loved ones, surrounded by many precious furniture and things that you both bought from with your hard earn money. But after all these years of hard work and savings, you can finally buy a new bigger house to expand your family, this calls for a celebration! But wait, how are you going to transport your precious items without getting a single scratch or damage? It is troublesome to drive back and forth to your house.

Do not worry about getting your items damage! TheLorry got your back as we are partner with professional and experienced drivers who will handle your things with the utmost care. In our Home Moving Package, we also provide shrink wrap services to keep your things safe and protected. Under the hands of our professional and experienced drivers, they will wrap up the items that you want it to be protected the most and will move it into our vehicle and transport it safely to your new home. 

If your items are damaged/loss, do not worry as TheLorry also provides insurance to cover the damage. Under rare circumstances, if your items arrive with scratches or cracks, we will provide $500 insurances in coverage for the damage. Just send us the picture of the damage to our chatbot, Daisy, or contact us @+65 31389164 or drop us a message on our website,


The One who does not like to do DIY.

Some of us love to do DIY for their loved ones or for themselves, especially when the furniture is from IKEA. However, others do not like doing DIY, and that is cool! You may not want to do any DIY projects is because you hate to make an additional mess in your area and tidy or you have no interest in doing Arts and Craft. Especially when there are children who love to make a mess all around the house, that will be enough mess to clean up afterwards. 

Oh, you finally found a bigger home that allows your children to be creative in a room to reduce less clean-up time? This is awesome! But how are you going to disassemble and assemble your stuff if you do not want to make a huge mess?

Leave it to our professional and experienced drivers as TheLorry's Home Moving Package provide services such as assemble and disassemble for you! 
Our drivers are careful when they are disassembling the items for you. They will help you to pack it up afterwards and transport it into your new home and re-assemble the items again for you. That way, you do not need to worry about going online and learn how to disassemble the items yourself, and it saves a lot of time for you to pack other things before moving into your new home. 



The One who worries about... everything.

Have you ever worried once about everything that is going to happen on any big events before? You must have imagined hundreds of ways that could go wrong and start to have so much backup plans in any event that it might occur. Some find it to be well-thought-out plans as you are prepared to face any trouble that might come to you, while others find them overwhelming that they want you to calm down for a moment.

You might have come across lousy moving service before or heard these kinds of worries from your friends before when they are moving into a new home. For example,
"What if the moving takes too long, do I need to pay for overtime?" or "How would I know if the driver knows what to do?" 

TheLorry hears you, especially when it comes to home moving! Here are some Home Moving Package features that will set your mind at ease.

For home moving service, there is no time limit.
Whenever you are moving into your new home, you do not have to worry about paying for overtime or being behind schedule. TheLorry will follow the timing that you have booked and will do the packing, transporting, and moving your items in for you.

The manpower provided is enough to help you with your needs.
Have you ever worried about how much manpower do you need to move into your new home? Well, do not worry at all. TheLorry helps you in organising the number of manpower needed to help you in your moving. We have a different amount of manpower in various home moving services. So, for the specific home moving services, it is sufficient to help you move your things into your new home.

Our drivers will immediately contact you once the job has been accepted.
At TheLorry, our professional drivers are here to assist you. Once the job is accepted, they will immediately contact you to inform you that the job has been accepted by them and to confirm the information that you have provided in your booking. That way, you will be sure that the drivers know what to do during your move and you can rest easy. 

We deliver your moving items from door-to-door.
Unlike other moving companies, TheLorry wants you to experience a wonderful home moving services as our professional drivers will help you to carry your stuff out from your doorstep and into your new house. So, you do not have to worry about paying the additional cost for drivers to move your items in and out where you can experience the full service of house moving.


Whatever the moving style and personality, TheLorry’s Home Moving Packages have the right features to make your moving easy.

Unlike other moving companies, TheLorry provides unique services that are designed for certain types of housing that you are staying inside the home moving packages that other moving companies does not. So, explore the features that TheLorry’s Home moving Packages has for you and enjoy the full experience of a safe and careful home moving with our professional and experienced drivers right at your doorstep.

5 Easy Tips for Organising Your Kitchen after Moving In


A kitchen is an important place for the family where all your foods are made to share with your family. It is good to take time and effort to clean the kitchen after making a lot of mess. However, we have the tendency to just keep the equipment into random drawers and cupboards only to struggle in finding the same equipment or hurting ourselves while finding it.

It is best to keep our kitchen tidy by using these 5 simple tips to help keep your kitchen safe and make more room so that you will be able to store more kitchen equipment.

Tip 1.  Keep your kitchen utensils and tools in a drawer divider. 🍴


Have you ever seen a messy utensil placement in your kitchen drawers before? We sometimes have the tendency to just place our utensil inside the kitchen drawer without keeping it organized and tidy. It is dangerous as sharp objects are poking out like fork and cutting knife, that would have easily hurt or injured yourself.


To keep the risk of hurting yourself to a minimum, you can get utensil trays/dividers to arrange your utensils in order like:
- Table Spoon
- Teaspoon and dessert spoon
- Forks
- Chopsticks.

Cutting knives are sharp, and its blades are better to be placed away from you and the handle towards you. That way, you will be able to take the knife out with ease. For kitchen knives, you can get a knife holder to keep the knife's sharp blades inside the holder.

This will help to save a lot of space, and you will be able to keep your utensils after cooking or washing with ease.

Tip 2. Keep your kitchen equipment in areas where you can reach. 🥄


Keeping your cooking equipment in areas that you can reach will help you to stay organised too. You can use the wall to your advantage and attaching the rod onto the wall, filled with S-shaped hooks or taped on hooks on the wall where you can hang cooking equipment such as:
- labels
- spatulas
- big wooden spoons.


You can hang other equipment like:
- wet towels
- whisk
- pastry brush
- spider (long-handled spoon with a
fine-mesh basket)
- grater
and many more kitchen equipment that allows you to hang onto the hooks.

Using this method, you can take your cooking utensils with ease while cooking and it will be at the eye-level, which means you will be able to see what cooking equipment you need and no more bending down to find it.

Tip 3. Arrange your tableware. 🍽


Plates and bowls are fragile as most of them are made of glass with beautiful designs. You can arrange your tableware such as:

  • Stacking: Plates and Bowls can be stack on top of one another. You can stack the plates and bowls individually, or you can stack by placing the plates at the bottom while the bowl can be on top of the plates.

  • Positioning: You can place the stacked plates and stacked bowls side by side, or top to bottom. That way, you can take both plates and bowls out with ease.

With this, you will have more space to place your lunch boxes, other containers, cups, or pots together with the tableware section. 

Tip 4. Arrange your cups by types.

Cups are fragile too as most of them are made of glass covered with designs or patterns depending on one's taste and liking. There are others made of plastic for child friendly.


There are many methods to keep our cups, and they are:

  • Arrange in types: We have many kinds of cups and mugs, like wine glasses, drinking glass (tumbler), cups and coffee cups. We can arrange them into types of cups so that it is simpler to know what cups you have and where you kept it.

  • Keeping mugs and cups that are in use: They can be placed at areas at your eye-level because cups and mugs are often used for drinking water, making coffee or use it for other drinks. 

  • Keeping additional mugs and cups that are not in use: you can put it at the cupboard which a rack so that you can place many cups and mugs in one area.

That way, you will know where to find those cups whenever you need them. You can put the extra cups beside the space where you keep your plates and bowls for easier space-saving and remembering where you put your tableware and cups at too.

Tip 5. Arrange your pots and pans in sizes. 🍳

Pots and pans come in different sizes and different types, such as:


There are many ways to keep your pots and pans neatly and tidy in the kitchen.

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For the pots, you can keep them at the bottom of the kitchen drawer, which is called "Deep Drawers". In every kitchen, there is a Deep Drawer at the bottom of kitchen drawers and it works excellent for storing cookware which gives enough space to set pots and pans in one layer so that it will be easier to pull out and retrieve large pots.

Another way to keep your pots and pans is by stacking them on top from each other. At the bottom of the stack, it will be the big size of pots or pans and stack all the way to the smallest. You can use the pot’s lid to support the base of the pot that is going to be stack on top of the bottom pot.

That way, you can save a lot of space in packing more equipment in the kitchen and creates less mess as you can take out the pots and pans needed for cooking.

Keep your kitchen tidy.✨

Using these 5 easy tips will be rewarding as you will be able to know where you keep your kitchen equipment when cooking or baking. Not only that, but you will also be able to see how much space you have so that you can have much more equipment inside.

It could be challenging to organise your kitchen well after unpacking all your boxes, by following our tips and some effort. These easy organisation tips will last your long time to come.

Who is TheLorry?


TheLorry is well-known for its fast and easy lorry rental and van booking platform, as they provide services such as lorry transport, professional house moving and office moving. They partnered with reputable and experienced drivers who will transport the goods safely and securely to your destination. Find out how TheLorry provides that your move is fast and easy.

Bulky Item Moving Services 📦

TheLorry has three kinds of vehicles that can do bulky moving; they are:

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So, if you are operating an online store in Singapore or Carousel, or when you are giving your family some furniture to their house, you can choose one of these services for:


Are recommended to transport multiple small and bulky items like:
- TV
- Electronic gadgets
- A washing machine
- A queen size mattress
- A large table with four stacked chairs

 The van can also fit many small boxes.


10FT & 14FT LORRY: 
Are recommended to transport multiple oversized bulky items like:
- fridge
- wardrobe
- cabinet
- queen/king size beds
- tables & chairs

They can also help to carry multiple large boxes into one location for you so that you can save so much time in just making one trip, rather than making multiple back and forth trips.

You can customize the number of manpower that you need.


House Moving Services🏠

TheLorry has a unique feature; they provided house moving packages that you can choose. There are four different services, and they are:

This house moving service is suitable for customers who are an expatriate or outside worker who are moving into the rental HDB flat. Not only that, but international students can also use this service if they are moving into a family/friend house or rental HDB flats.

This house moving service is suitable for customer who are moving into their HDB flats, married couples who want to start a small family or BTO couples who are getting their new HDB housing.

This house moving service is suitable for customer who is married couples or parents who are moving into a bigger house as they need a bigger space to grow their family. Not only that, but it could also be customers who are moving into condominium or BTO couples who are getting their new housing that has bigger rooms.

This house moving service is suitable for large moving items and for customers who are moving into private housing or a maisonette.

ADDITIONAL MANPOWER: You can customize the number of manpower that you need
INSURANCE: For every moving service that the customer makes, there will be an insurance cover up to $500 if there are damage or lost products when moving.


Why Choose TheLorry?

With all these services, you can put your trust with us whenever you opted for moving bulky items or moving into a new home as we transport your items safely and professionally. You can enjoy the home moving packages and discounts provided by TheLorry for a more affordable price in your moving. Make a booking on our website and get matched with our driver with just a few clicks. You can call our hotline service
@+65 3138 9164

5 Steps to Organize your Wardrobe


You have probably organized your wardrobe countless of times over the years, and yet every few months it will still end up having a disorganized wardrobe again. Our step-by-step guide will show you how easy it is to organize your wardrobe for good.

Maintaining an Organized Wardrobe

It continues to be an ongoing process of keeping your wardrobe organized as you may have new clothes to keep or old clothes to throw away or donate them to the Salvation Army. Follow these 5 steps to organize your wardrobe and you can spend less time in constantly rearranging your clothes ever again.

STEP 1:  Clear out your wardrobe


First, take out everything from your wardrobe and pack your clothes, pants, bags, and accessories in one large surface area, like your bed or the floor. Take out anything that is still lingering inside the wardrobe like air purifier, any cosmetics, or precious items that you hide inside the wardrobe for safekeeping.

Once you check everything is clear, go and give your wardrobe a proper clean from up to down. Dust out all the dust, vacuum the dust inside the wardrobe and wipe the corners, the walls, and the mirrors too.

STEP 2.  Plan out your new wardrobe


Time to plan out how you want to arrange your stuff in the wardrobe. You can use those vertical storage space, built-in shelves, and multiple hanging rods to your advantage.

For areas that are hard for you to reach, like upper shelves, you can use it to place large bins to store things that you rarely use or your hat accessories like hats or bags. For areas that you can reach, you can place your clothing and accessories so that it is easier for you to reach it whenever you want.

STEP 3.  Organize your clothes


We all have many outdoor and formal clothes, however, there is an easier way to make it organized. Firstly, you can hang your formal/smart attires (like dresses, formal suit) together, alongside together with different types of shirts, like outdoor attire, sportswear (like polo shirts), and your casual clothing.  

Another way of hanging your different types of shirts is that you can also hang is a different length of sleeves, like from long sleeves to short sleeves, so that you know what you want to wear depending on the weather or you can hang your most frequently used shirt in the middle of the rack and in front of you as this will allow you to get your favorite shirt out easily.

And lastly, you can also hang your scarves or your belt on the hangers too for easy access to your accessories.

STEP 4.  Position your clothes


Denim jeans and jackets are thick. However, they would not crinkle or lose their shape if you stack them. This will help you to save some space in your wardrobe by folding your denim jeans and jackets. You can position your denim jeans and jacket by putting the jacket all the way to the back or the side, followed by your denim jeans.

Why do we put it in that position? The reason for putting the jacket at the back is that you would rarely use your jacket unless the environment is cold. Putting the denim jeans in front of you will allow you to take the jeans with ease.

As for another reason for putting your jacket at the side, together with your jeans is that, if you do not have a big space in your wardrobe, putting beside each other will help you to remember where you put your clothing and it gives you free access to both the jeans and the jacket.

STEP 5.  Roll up your clothes

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This method of rolling up could be used for clothing that is thin and will mostly not easy to wrinkle. Clothing like cotton shirts, leggings, running tops, FBT shorts and jerseys are the perfect candidates to use this rolling up method.

This method helps to save many spaces in your wardrobe rather than folding and stacking them. You can even use the same method to roll up your undergarments, FBT pants and towels. That way, you can save many spaces for your other clothes. Not only that, when you want to go outing with your friends or going to the beach with your loved ones, you can just take it and go, saving a lot of space for your valuables, portable showering items and many more. Step 5 is inspired by this video.

Maintaining your wardrobe is rewarding

Using these 5 fast and convenient steps in maintaining your wardrobe organized would be very rewarding as you can see how much space is left in your wardrobe to fit in more clothing or to buy more clothing. However, maintaining your wardrobe organized takes a lot of commitment, so do not give up in maintaining your clean and organized wardrobe and you can post it on your social media and share it with your friends on how organized you are. 😊

5 Packing Boxes that make Packing a breeze

Packing stuff could be a mess and tiring. Most people have trouble searching for items after it has been packed neatly. Only to leave a mess after the thorough search has completed. Not only that, when it is time to move, we would want our things to be packed neatly and organized and we do not want to forget which items is under which boxes too. 

Look no further as we have surveyed our drivers and customers and found out that here are some packing boxes that were made to ease our packing and helping us to stay organised as we know where our items are packed in.  



This strong, sturdy box is indispensable. You can quickly mark what is inside the box after you packed it in. It is also simple to lift and carry it with the help of the two holes at the side and it is easy to fold together so that you can reuse it again for the next move.

📦 Box Size = 50cm x 31cm x 40 cm

💸Price = $2.90 per box

🛍Where to buy: Ikea Alexandra @ 317 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159965


2. PAPPIS Box with Lid

This PAPPIS box made from 100% recycled paper. It is designed to store A4 size papers and letters, however, you can also put in small items like small bowls and clothes too. The lid is part of the box, which allows easy fold up when you want to open the box and pack at the same time.

📦 Box Size = 25cm x 34cm x 26 cm

💸Price =  $1.90 per box.

🛍Where to buy: IKEA Alexandra: 317, Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159965 or Tampines: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764


3. Archive Document Box

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This box is like the PAPPIS box from Ikea however, this box is totally different.

This cardboard archive boxes are easy to use and handle without the use of sealing tape. Unlike the PAPPIS box, this box is bigger in length and width so that you can keep big things like papers and files. Not only that, you can put in plates, big bowls and clothes too. It has a label printed out just for you so that you can specify what is inside this box.

📦 Box Size = 38cm x 30.5cm x 25.5cm

💸Price = $3.20 per box

🛍Where to buy: Carton Box SG @ 5 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2A, #07-02 (Office) AMK Tech II, Singapore 567760


4.Kitchen Pack Carton Box with Partition Board

The Kitchen Pack Carton Box is use to carry wine bottles or wine glasses for you. This box is made of hight quality strong double wall board which helps to make fragile items safe when moving and carrying. As mention, it can carry 9 wine bottles or 18 wine glasses or 18 fragile items. This means you can pack in small glass bowls or glass cups together.

📦Box Size = 36cm x 36cm x 44cm

💸Price = $5.89 per box, 50 boxes = $4.90 per box and 100 and above boxes = $4.50 per box

🛍Where to buy: PACKEVERYTHING @ 1 Ubi View FOCUS ONE #01-05, Singapore 408555


5. Standing Wardrobe Hanger Box

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Is packing clothes hard? Wouldn’t you want to just leave it on to the hangers and carrying it around? Look no further as this standing wardrobe hanger box can help you pack your hanging clothes straight from your closet into this wardrobe box!

It has 20 holes to fit your 20 hangers, so that you do not need to trouble yourself in packing your hanging clothes in.

📦Box Size = 55cm x 54cm x 109cm

💸Price = $18 per box

🛍Where to buy: CARTON BOX SUPPLY @ 53 Ubi Ave 1 #01-38, Paya Ubi Industrial Park, Singapore 408934


Making Packing Easier

Make your packing life easier will help you to be more organized and focused on what have you packed into which items. Not only that, it also helps to keep your items safe and packed neatly when you arrived to your new location.

We hope you enjoy this blog, and we will try our very best to continue writing new contents for you. So, save yourself some trouble and hire a professional moving company that can assist you when moving your stuff from one location to another. At TheLorry, we will help you handle your items with extra care and our team of experts are there to assist you with the loading, moving, and unloading your things to you new location. Call us now and we will help moving your items as swiftly and safely to your new location!

30 of the Best Home Organization Tips


Organizing your home is a task that people tend to put off. A lot of the time, people who procrastinate getting organized just don’t know where to start. The good news is: it doesn’t have to be so complicated. You don’t have to turn your house upside down to get it organized! Just a few simple changes here and there can make all the difference.

Once all the home organization is over and done with, you’ll find that the results can be incredibly rewarding. Is there really anything more satisfying than an ultra-tidy closet or pantry? Or finding out you had more space in your home than you thought you did? If that visual doesn’t inspire you to jump-start your home organization process, then not to worry—we’ve got just the thing.

Whether you’re into the Marie Kondo craze or just need some easy mess-clearing solutions for your home, here are 30 of our best home organization tips:

1. Organize your drawers with old dishes, jars, or glasses

Tame all the junk in your various home drawers by organizing items with old dishes or glasses. No need to buy expensive drawer organizers when you can make use of what’s at home! Make sure to place a non-slip mat at the bottom to keep items from shifting when you open and close the drawer.

2. Learn how to “file fold”

“File folding” is folding your items upright so that it allows you to see everything in the drawer from a single glance, rather than taking items in and out to see what’s there. You can do this with practically anything: socks, underwear, clothes, towels, and more! The best part about file folding is that you can color code your items, creating extra efficiency.

3. Color code your file folders

If you have a bunch of Manila file folders lying around stuffed with various documents, replace them with a color-coded set of folders! Arranging your papers via color category won’t require you to take out each individual folder to read the label. Just glance towards the right color and find exactly what you need.

4. Hang pots and pans

Instead of letting pots and pans take up valuable cabinet space in your kitchen, use hooks to hang them on the kitchen wall. For easy access, you can try hanging them above the stove. This tip doubles as an easy kitchen decor tip, especially if you have colorful pots and pans!


5. Use clear jars for your pantry

Do you have a crowded kitchen counter? If your food jars and pantry items are visible, consider investing in clear jars to hold pantry items like rice, pasta, grains, and others. Choose containers that are visually pleasing and easy open to maximize the visual aesthetic without sacrificing efficiency.

6. Store shoes heel to toe

Need help speeding up your morning dressing routine? Store your shoes heel to toe. Storing shoes in this manner not only maximizes the space in your closet but it also makes room for more shoes! With this setup, while getting dressed, you can glance at your shoe closet and immediately see your shoes’ color, toe style, and heel height.

7. Store pet food in a giant canister

If you’re a pet owner, then you’ll know just how often the giant floppy bag of kibble spills over, especially when you’re groggily scooping kibble out of the bag before work. Minimize spillage by transferring pet food into a sturdy, wide-mouthed canister. Drop in a large scoop spoon and you’re good to go!

8. Conceal appliance cords with adhesive hooks

Nothing ruins the look of your room more than a bunch of cords tangled together on the floor. Attach tiny adhesive hooks to the back of your furniture and hang the cords there to help camouflage them and keep everything tidy.

9. Store food by standing ziplock bags in the freezer rather than flat using containers

Freeze food in large, labeled zip-seal bags. Label them by food name and date, and then “file” them by standing them in the freezer side by side. Compared to storing food in flat, square containers, this method maximizes space and allows you to see what leftovers you have with a quick glance.


10. Organize makeup with a magnet board

Is your vanity table cluttered with makeup? Glue magnets to the back of your palettes and stick them on a magnetic board instead. This’ll keep your countertop clear and have your makeup within easy reach.

11. Tidy up your collection of plastic bags

We’re all trying to save the environment in any way we can, and one of those small ways is by reusing plastic bags. However, plastic bags can easily take over your entire cabinet space if you’re not careful. To ensure tidiness, stuff plastic bags into empty tissue boxes for space-saving easy access.

12. Store spices in small jars

Spice jars from the grocery store often collect dirt and grime over time. Transfer your spices to small jars instead to extend their shelf life and give your kitchen a tidier look. Not to mention, you’ll save a significant amount of cash if you stop buying spices in the jar and start buying the cheaper, plastic-packed spices in the grocery. You can use any small jar to store them, from a small mason jar to a tic-tac box if you want!

13. Utilize the dead space over doorways

You can have a shelf installed in one of the dead spaces above the doorway. This space is especially useful for storing items you don’t need that often, such as extra towels or toiletries.

14. Hide shoes under the bed

If your bedroom is lacking space (or if you have one too many shoes!) you can store your shoes under your bed by putting them on a thin slide drawer and placing it below your bed frame. Just slide the drawer back out when you need to put on a pair of shoes! This is also great for if you need to store out-of-season shoes that you just don’t want to throw or give away yet.

15. Sort earrings in an ice cube tray

An age-old trick, this tip is practically a timeless classic. Organize earrings and other small jewelry items in your drawer by placing them in an ice tray! This tip isn’t just for earrings, of course. You can store a variety of small items in ice trays or muffin tins to keep everything in place.

16. Hang up measuring cups and spoons

Just like with the pans tip, we want to maximize as much counter and cabinet space in the kitchen as possible. By hanging up measuring cups and spoons, you’ll be making life easier by having these frequently-accessed tools always in reach.


17. Make your nightstand double as a dresser

Need a clutter-free bedroom? If your nightstand has a lot of drawers and is particularly spacious, why not allow it to double as a dresser? Think about all the clutter we keep in our nightstands that never really get used: papers we don’t need, books we haven’t read, miscellaneous small items. Clear out the junk and store clothes in your nightstand instead, specifically pajamas and comfy lounge wear. You can leave the top drawer for the essentials, such as a flashlight, tissues, medicine, and other must-haves.

18. Get rid of the exercise equipment you don’t use

A lot of people like the false sense of security owning fitness equipment brings. “I’m going to get fit this year because I bought this exercise bike!” But if you have a giant exercise bike in the middle of the room that you don’t really use, then what’s the point? If you don’t use it almost every day, then sell or donate it. You can get a gym membership instead and save yourself the house space!

19. Keep the clothes you wear the most near the front of your closet

Store what you wear the most often up front. This is usually a favorite pair of jeans, your comfiest shirts, and easy-to-wear items like dresses. By utilizing the “prime real estate” of your closet, you’ll make sure that the things you use most frequently are the easiest to reach.


20. Use matching hangers

If you’ve just been collecting hangers from the dry cleaners over the years, then chances are your closet looks like a mess from all the mismatched hangers. Even if your closet is tidy and well-organized, mismatched hangers can be an eyesore. Invest in a quality set of matching hangers and see the impact it has on the visual aesthetic of your closet!

21. Store a donation box or basket inside your closet

Put a donation box or basket in the corner of your closet. Clothes that go into it should be clothes that you no longer enjoy or no longer fit you. Once a month—or every quarter, even—take the contents down to a local donation center. While some people find it difficult to part with old clothing, this tip helps with slowly editing your closet until the only pieces left are the ones you truly, truly enjoy.

22. Use your bedroom closet door to hang your OOTD

Choosing your outfit the night before is one of the best ways to help you save time in the morning. This keeps you from rushing, and saves you a considerable amount of stress. However, laying out your clothes over a chair or a table isn’t exactly the nicest look, and can eventually lead to clutter in your bedroom if you realize the clothes don’t match and you pick another outfit anyway. Instead, install hooks on the inside of your closet door for hanging your clothes, accessories, and shoes for the next day. This’ll help save space and keep everything in one area for a quick grab-and-go.

23. Color-code your closet

Storing your clothing by color will make it much easier to find what you’re looking for while getting dressed. Whether you’re hanging your clothes or stacking them, color-coding should not only make dressing in the mornings easier, but should make your closet look much, much tidier too.

24. Use a leaning ladder to store throw blankets or magazines

A sleek, sturdy ladder is the perfect way to store throw blankets and keep your living room from looking like a mess. You can also store magazines on the ladder—a stylish way to display them for guests without sacrificing floor space.

25. Organize a coffee table top with a tray

Nothing interrupts the serenity of a living room than an unruly coffee table top. An easy solution? Store everything in a tray! You’ll find that books, remotes, vases, and other knick knacks look more like decor and less like clutter once placed neatly on a tray. The other great thing about trays? They double as an organizing tool and as home decor. Make sure to choose a tray that complements your furniture to maximize the visual effects. 

26. Floating shelf storage

For any room, bulky dressers and drawers are usually the first storage solution that comes to mind. These are great for hiding items but aren’t necessarily the most pleasing to look at, and can make a space feel cramped and small. Instead, try installing floating shelf storage. It’ll force you to keep the items on the shelf tidy, and will make rooms seem airy and more open.

27. Use a magnetic strip bar to hold tools

While most people use a magnetic strip to store knives, they’re actually multipurpose and can be used in any room! Use them in the garage to hold your screwdrivers and other tools, or place them in the bathroom to hold tweezers, nail cutters, and the like. They’re also great to put on a vanity table to make sure bobby pins never get lost!


28. Repurpose old glass jars to store desk and dresser items

Instead of throwing out glass jars, save them and use them as storage containers! These are especially useful for desks or dressers, as they can be used to hold pens, make-up brushes, and a multitude of other accessories. Before repurposing them, make sure to clean the jars out thoroughly and remove any labels. You can customize the jars by adding your own labels or spray-painting them in a color of your choice, but leaving them clear works well too!

29. Buy matching storage containers

Do you want your home to scream, “I’m organized!!!!”? Whether it’s a clear plastic box, a basket, metal canisters, or cloth cubbies, matching storage containers are much more visually appealing than mismatched ones. While this isn’t the best solution for storing items of different sizes, it’s still a great tip to employ for home organization, and can be used at least in some areas of the household, like in a laundry room or guest bathroom.

30. Place a key catch-all in the entryway of your home

Are you the type to always forget your keys? Or your wallet? Or other small, but incredibly necessary daily items? Try putting a catchall basket on a table near your entryway. That way, everything is in one place, and you’re less likely to forget to bring them with you on your way out.

Keeping a Tidy Home

Focusing on home organization has a ton of benefits for both you, your home’s occupants, and any potential guests you might have. A tidy home should help you focus more, lower your stress levels, and bring up your energy and enthusiasm for the day. For guests, a tidy home makes them feel more comfortable and at ease. Not to mention, you won’t need to scramble around the house to tidy up every time someone comes over for a visit! Through home organization, you can save yourself a ton of time, money, and effort, leaving your day-to-day life stress and hassle free.

Our final—and best!—tip for home organization? Save yourself the trouble and hire a professional moving company to assist you when purchasing items for your home. At TheLorry, we have an entire network of professional movers at your disposal. Our team of experts are there to help you transform your house into the home that you deserve. Call us now and we’ll deliver any home needs swiftly and safely to your doorstep!

12 Things to Do Before Moving Into a New House

New Home Checklist: Pre-Moving Essentials


While moving is an inevitable life experience, not many would describe moving into a new house as a “fun” activity. Moving can take a whole weekend of your time—sometimes even more!—and this doesn’t even include the time it takes to unpack and get settled into your new home. While moving out is the biggest hurdle, the moving in is a challenge in itself, usually forgotten until you get there and realize your furniture doesn’t fit, or that you have less space for your things than you thought you would, or that you’ve forgotten to label the moving boxes and have no idea where anything is! After all the effort of moving out of an old house, the last thing you need is more stress when you get to your new home.

With all the planning, packing, moving, and cleaning, the whole process from start to finish can take a long time. But while moving into a new house can seem like a tiresome task, there is some good news: moving doesn’t have to be awful! Making proper preparations should make moving into a new house less stressful and considerably less time-consuming.

If you’re in the process of moving into a new house, take a look at our checklist below to figure out what tasks you can do to ensure your move is as hassle-free as can be.

Moving Into a New House: 12 Important Tasks to Do Beforehand


1. Choose a moving date


While most people prefer to move on weekends or on a holiday, you can save money on moving truck rentals if you move mid-week and mid-month—aka when the demand is lowest. Holidays are peak seasons, so the rates are typically higher. If you can plan in advance, choose a move date sometime in the months between October and April, when demand will be lowest, and plan your work leaves in advance. Another bonus? The roads are less congested mid-week, making for a faster move for less expense.


2. Pick a legitimate moving company

If you’re hiring a moving company, don’t overlook company reviews! Be sure to do your homework and choose a mover that’s licensed and insured, with professional movers on staff. Handling your home items takes care and a certain level of expertise—hiring a less-than-ideal moving company may result in the damage of your furniture and other personal items.

Once you’ve chosen the right company, call immediately to schedule your move date with them and find out their list of non-allowables. Non-allowables typically include aerosol cans, paints, pesticides, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, and more, depending on the moving company. Get this information ready before packing up your home so you have time to set the non-allowable items aside.


3. Do some research on your new neighborhood

Be sure to research your new neighborhood before the big move. You’ll save yourself time by exploring the area in person before the big move date, rather than wandering aimlessly around the neighborhood after you’ve moved in. Especially important to note is where the nearest grocery and supply stores are, as you’ll be frequenting them the most while you’re settling into your new home. If you have school-age children, you might want to check out the nearest schools as well.


4. Send out a moving announcement

You don’t have to send a moving announcement to the whole neighbourhood, but it would be beneficial to let trusted friends and family members know when your big move date is. Your announcement could also double as an open invitation for the recipients to come over and help with the moving process. It may also be best to tell your employers as well, so that they’ll know not to contact you for anything work-related while you’re moving into a new house.


5. Change your billing address

In the midst of the moving-out chaos, it can be all too easy to forget to change your billing and subscription addresses. Unless you want your credit cards declined, it would be prudent to change your address as soon as possible.

This is also important for transferring utilities. Make sure to contact your utility service providers to let them know about the move, and schedule disconnect and connect dates for things such as cable and internet. While updating your billing address before the move date may seem like a dull chore, you’ll be thankful to have the errand done in advance rather than when you’re knee-deep into the moving process.


6. Purchase the proper supplies


When moving, you’ll need several rolls of packing tape, markers and labels, and the proper type of moving boxes. It’s important that you don’t use damaged boxes when moving! Filling them up with heavy items will make the box break when you pick it up, making whatever you’ve packed inside fall to the floor. Certain items, such as your television, mirrors, and artwork may even require a different kind of box altogether, such as a telescope box. Do some research beforehand to ensure that you have all the right supplies for packing up your former home.


7. Organize items to be moved

 Organizing your items into three piles before packing them up. Pile #1 should be the items you’re bringing to the new house, Pile #2 should be things to be sold or donated, and Pile #3 should be the things you intend to put into a storage unit. If Pile #2 is particularly large, try hosting a garage sale before the move. Having less stuff to move will only make your relocation less stressful and less expensive.

 If you aren’t labeling the boxes, you’re making a giant mistake! The boxes will inevitably get mixed up on the way to your new home, and you’ll be left opening every single box to check for where you put your toiletries and pajamas.

 When organizing the items to be moved, label the boxes according to their corresponding rooms, such as “kitchen,” “bathroom,” “closet,” etc. Also, all fragile items should be labeled as such to avoid damage en route.


8. Pack a moving-day survival kit

After moving into a new house, you don’t want to have to sift through hundreds of boxes just to find your clothes and your toothbrush. Instead, pack a moving-day survival kit with a few changes of clothes, pajamas, toiletries, medicine, and whatever items you’ll want to have on-hand when moving into a new house.


9. Reserve a storage unit

 Especially important if you’re downsizing, a storage unit will be helpful if you’re not ready to sell or donate any of your items. It’s recommended to reserve a unit well before your move, though make sure the unit you choose is in a well-maintained facility with  good security features.


10. Paint the walls or closets of your new place

 Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring professional painters, it’s best to do the painting of your new home several days to a couple of weeks before you move. Why? The empty rooms will be much easier to paint, as there will be no need to move furniture, take down draperies, clear out closets, or take artwork and other decor off the walls. Plus, moving all your items into a freshly-painted room will feel that much more comfortable and rewarding.


11. Have the mechanical equipment cleaned and serviced

 As soon as you’re set to move, check the heating and cooling systems in your new home and make sure they’re clean and well-maintained. This is especially important because if the cooling system breaks down at the peak of summer, you’ll not only be quite uncomfortable, but you’ll also have to pay extra to have a technician come over and service the machine. By having the equipment serviced in advance, you’ll guarantee the longevity of the units while saving money by preventing repair costs.


12. Clean up your old home

 Don’t be rude to whoever moves into your former home! Before moving into a new house, don’t forget to do one last sweep of your former home. After making sure everything is packed up and extra items are sold or donated, do a deep clean of your old place by vacuuming the floors and wiping down surfaces.

Ready for the big move?


If you’re finding moving into a new house a bit more difficult than you thought, save yourself the struggle and book with TheLorry! Our network of expert movers will make sure your things are swiftly delivered to your new place. Rest assured, your items will be in good hands. Happy moving!