Moving can be incredibly stressful, whether you’re moving furniture from a small apartment to another part of town or you’re moving everything from an enormous home across the country. You could leave things behind, have your items lost or broken, or even take way too much with you when you could weed through it beforehand. These four tips will make your next move a lot easier.
Separate the Essentials
Assume that for the first three days after you move into your new home, you won’t be able to find the things you need if you pack them with everything else. Keep the necessities, like toothpaste, the coffeemaker, plates and pajamas packed separately. Even if you hire a removal company, transport that box yourself so that you always know where it is. Another great tip is to put these items in a clear box so you can spot them and easily fish them out.
Use What You Have
Before you drop a bunch of money on boxes and bubble wrap, use what you’ve got. Remove drawers from dressers and pack them with clothing. Wrap your breakables in scarves and winter hats. Use backpacks to carry some of your items.
Label Everything with Details
Not only do you want to label each box with what’s inside, but you also want to clarify where it’s going. You may have some dishware that goes straight into the kitchen and then other specialty dishware that’s going to get stored in the basement. Labeling boxes with rooms will help your movers – whether they’re pros or your friends and family – put everything where it belongs. This will also make it a lot easier as you start to unpack everything.
Leave it to the Pros
It may very well be easier to hire a professional to do all of the heavy lifting for you. Some companies, such as Price’s Removals, will even provide packing materials and packing guides to help you get ready for the move. Using a professional can be great if you have to work or go to school during the move. In addition to making everything easier, many companies offer insurance, tracking, and delivery dates for your belongings. If you don’t mind spending a little bit extra, this option takes a lot of the stress off of you and your family.
Finding a new place is both exciting and overwhelming. While there’s no way to make it completely stress-free and easy, there are plenty of things you can do to ease the burden. The quicker you get through the move, the sooner you can start enjoying your new place!