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Dollar store hacks for your next home move

What to buy before moving, the dollar store edition Moving is stressful, we’ve said it a million times. But you know what’s more stressful? Forking out the money to pay for moving supplies. It adds up! So being able to save in any way can really help. And who doesn’t love a good bargain any day, right? Our previous post had 5 things to buy before moving. But, here we thought we’d give you some ideas of dollar store hacks for your next home move. 1. Shelf liners to spruce up an old home before you unpack A lot of people call these contact paper. They are also referred to as PVC paper, and they can be made of vinyl, flexible plastic or a rubber-like material. Some of them stick and can be removed easily (though you should always test a patch first). Nonetheless they can be used for a variety of things to spice up your new home and make it livable or ‘like new’ again. For example: Lining shelves and drawers (duh!) Covering walls or built in millwork shelving (yes, people use these as a wallpaper substitute – but make sure it’s removable or test a little before you go all out! Especially if you’re renting!) Making windows frosty (get the frosty kind, Con-Tact brand has these varieties) Covering holes and gaps on utility shelves (some shelf panels are not solid, so plastic sheets can help prevent things falling through the cracks) Plus, if you like being a little crafty and Pinterest-ey, you can look up the way some clever folks are using marble contact paper to create a high-end...

5 Things to Buy, Before Moving

Things to pick up at a hardware store for your next moving day haul If you like life hacks, or just being a handy kind of person, you might like knowing about some products that can make your next moving day, or move-in easier. We find these typically at hardware stores, but a department store with a hardware section in it may have these things as well. Here is our list of things to pick up at a hardware store before moving day, or to prepare for moving day. 1) Sturdy moving crates Usually made of wood, but also of plastic, you can find moving crates to hold the heavier, bulkier items you need to move. When a cardboard box won’t do, spending the $10 – $13 or so to get a sturdy wooden box for moving day may just be worth the investment. You won’t want your wine collection, for example, to break on moving day. And, if you ask nicely, the store may also have some moving pallets that can come in handy for the really big moves, like for large heavy planters, and so on. These pallets are usually used with special moving equipment. If you’re doing a more industrial move, however, you may need these anyway. 2) Moving dollies of various shapes and sizes A dolly is not just a dolly. Certain dollies can be made for different uses, like for appliances or boxes. Especially if you plan to move again, you may want invest in the right type of equipment that will allow youmove things more easily on wheels. You may also want a dolly...