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The Best 30 Home Organization Tips

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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. 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 maximize 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

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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!



6 Chinese Customs When Moving Into Your New Home

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Chinese Rituals Followed When Moving Houses

In Chinese culture, there are tons of customs to perform for various occasions. But one of the most important occasions to practice these rituals is when you’ve just moved into a new home.

Moving into a new house is an important occasion, one that signals new beginnings, providing homeowners an opportunity to invite wealth and good luck into their lives.

While most people celebrate a new home with a housewarming party or with a quiet dinner with family in the new neighborhood, Chinese rituals for moving into a new house requires some very unique and specific practices. Superstitious? Yes. Fun? Definitely!

If you’ve just bought a new house, would you really pass up an opportunity to bring in greater prosperity? Check out these 10 Chinese rituals for moving into a new house:

10 Chinese Rituals for Moving Into a New House

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1. Leave the lights on for 3 days straight

3 days prior to the day you move in, every light in the house should be turned on and left on until the day you arrive. This is so that your new place can fill up with “yang” energy, as walking into a new house filled with “yin” energy could spell bad luck.

If you feel like this is a little too obsessive or wasteful, then you can go with the cheaper and more cost-effective alternative of switching on the lights just a day before you arrive, and leaving them on the entire day of your move-in date.

 2. Roll a pineapple around the house

Yes, you read that right. From the moment you open the main front door, you have to literally roll a pineapple around your home. Keep in mind that you should be rolling the fruit with your hands, and not kicking it around with your feet.

Also, to add to the ridiculousness, you’ll need to roll the pineapple around while saying casual celebratory phrases of good fortune and prosperity. Traditionally, these phrases should be in Mandarin and can be searched online, but if you can’t speak Mandarin, you can also just call out phrases in English like, “more money!” or “good health!” as you roll the pineapple on the floor. As far as Chinese rituals for moving into a new house goes, this one is bound to get a few chuckles out of even your most superstitious relative.

 

3. Carry something auspicious inside

While you’re rolling the pineapple to attract wealth, family members should help you out and attract even more wealth by carrying something auspicious inside the house. By “auspicious” this usually means—yes, you guessed it—more fruits. The usual items to bring are fresh fruits that symbolize different blessings, such as:

  • Oranges = symbolizes prosperity

  • Pomegranates = symbolizes opportunities

  • Peaches = symbolizes good health

  • Apples = symbolizes safety

If for some reason you’re sick of fruits, you can also carry in feng shui coins, or even a handbag with lots of money inside. The emphasis of this ritual is that no one’s hands should be empty as they enter the room. And yes, playing a game on your phone counts as having your hands empty.

Preferably, the breadwinner of the family should carry a big plate filled with fresh fruits in both hands, but if the breadwinner of the family is busy rolling a pineapple around the floor, the task can be delegated to the next most authoritative person. The person rolling the pineapple and the person carrying the fresh fruits should be the first and second people to enter the house, respectively.

Once inside, all the fruits/items should then be placed on a table, usually the dining table.

4. Open all the doors and windows

After placing the fruits inside, open all the doors and windows of your home.

Chinese rituals for moving into a new house revolve a lot around “yang” energy, and one of the customs that follow after ushering auspicious items into the house is to open all the doors and windows of your new space.

Aside from welcoming in fresh air and sunlight inside, this practice allows “qi” or positive yang energy to renew itself and flow throughout the house.

5. Turn on the stove and all the water taps

Proclaim the functionality of your new home by turning on all the water taps, the gas pipes, and electrical appliances! Leave them on for just 3 minutes lest you burn the whole house down. Doing this ensures that the various sectors of your home are “activated” and have energy flowing through them.

This ritual also allows the house to “introduce” itself to the environment, welcoming even more auspicious chi to come in.

(It’s also a great way to check if everything in your new place is working well.)

6. Cook a meal and eat it with family

Arguably the best custom out of the bunch, the concluding Chinese ritual for moving into a new house is to bond with your family over a delicious home-cooked meal.

The meal should be cooked in your new place, and served with Chinese tea. This practice symbolizes the sharing of wealth among family members, and is a nice way to celebrate your new place with your friends and family.

Welcome to Your New Home!

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Moving into a new house usually sounds stressful, but with interesting customs like these, moving in can actually be incredibly fun—especially when with friends and family.

But if you want to skip the stress of moving in and jump straight into the fun stuff, then don’t hesitate to book with TheLorry! Our network of expert movers will make sure your things are swiftly delivered to your new place, letting you save your moving-in energy for attracting all that auspicious yang energy. Happy moving!

Tips for preparing your move after booking TheLorry service.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Unpacking after moving house: A survival guide

Moving house is among the top five most stressful situations that life holds. So how can we make the idea of relocating a journey to look forward to, not dread?

Why is moving house considered a life event so terrible that it makes this list?

Anyone who’s packed up and moved to an entirely new home knows that, more often than not, things don’t always run smoothly.

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Whether your furniture is damaged in the process, boxes of precious trinkets end up lost, or you suffer an injury while packing (lift with your knees, not your back!), there’s a whole host of things that can go wrong in a move.

We can’t promise that a read of this guide will mean you’ll never encounter a stressful blip in the moving process again, but making things as easy as possible for yourself during every stage can absolutely help.

Here, Jo Carmichael, professional organiser and founder of All Sorted Out, shares her top tips for unpacking post move.

How to start packing up your home

Before embarking on any move, Jo recommends first taking some steps to ensure you’re in good stead to begin the packing process.

After all, a little bit of admin pre-pack will ensure a smooth unpack on the other side.

Here are Jo’s top three tips for packing up your home:

1. Take pictures of set-ups

“Before packing, I like to take photos of how shelves or desks were set up so it can be quickly recreated in the next home.”

2. Declutter before packing

“Every household accumulates so much unnecessary stuff these days. Before packing anything into a box, go through cupboards first and decide what to keep, donate or toss.”

3. Pack room by room and label all boxes

“Write the general category for each room and what’s contained on the tape of the box. This will help you choose where to start when it comes time to unpack.”

Expert tip: Number your boxes and create a list in your phone of all items contained within each numbered box.

A Sharpie will be your best friend throughout a move. Picture: Getty

Put together a moving survival kit

Jo recommends constructing a moving kit of essentials to assist you during the days after a move.

“If you’re selling and settling on the current home – make sure to keep legal, banking, real estate, insurance documents and house keys handy.” 

From there, Jo says it’s a matter of packing practical items that you may need.

“Toilet paper, paper towel, garbage bags, device chargers, snack foods, medications, tea and coffee, a bottle opener, a change of clothes, and a bag of apples are all items you should keep close by,” she says.

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Jo always likes to include a few extra touches for comfort, too, to make the move a little bit less stressful.

“A candle can help to make the place smell like home, and a charged iPad or the kids’ favourite soft toys will help them feel settled.

“Lastly, a packet of wet wipes for cleaning up spills or wiping over messy shelves before unpacking is always handy, too.”

Expert tip: Keep your survival kit in a recognisable basket or carry bag so it’s not mixed with the packing boxes. Jo recommends keeping it on the kitchen bench.  

Keep the car and house keys in a distinctive place as people often misplace these little necessities in times of stress. Picture: Getty

How to start unpacking after the move

It can be a daunting thought: Deciding where to begin the unpacking process. But Jo says a good place to begin is the kitchen.

“If you brought food from your fridge or freezer with you in an esky, get this unpacked and chilling first up.

“Then it’s a matter of moving from room to room based on your needs in the home.”

Expert tip: “If you have a family member feeling a bit out of sorts because they don’t like moving house, try to unpack their room first. If they’re feeling settled, things will flow easier.”

Originally published as Unpacking after moving house: A survival guide by Katie Skelly. Author at realestate.com.au.

WHAT IS TheLorry's Home Moving Package?

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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.

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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, https://thelorry.com/sg/#contactUs

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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. 

 

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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.

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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.

Unpacking after moving house: 5 Easy Tips for Organising Your Kitchen

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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. 🍴

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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.

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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. 🥄

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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.

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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. 🍽

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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.

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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:

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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?

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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:

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VAN:
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.

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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.

ADDITIONAL MANPOWER:
You can customize the number of manpower that you need.

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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:

SINGLE ROOM MOVING:
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.

1 BEDROOM HOME MOVING:
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.

2/3 BEDROOM HOME MOVING:
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.

4 BEDROOM AND LARGER MOVING:
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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 😊