Moving home should not cause you stress. The only reason you would feel anxious is if you did not prepare for it, but if you follow these four tips, you will have everything packed and ready to go in no time.
Starting early should always be a priority as this is a sure way to reduce any potential hassle and chaos. Remember to organize and de-clutter your current home along the way, purchase the right moving supplies and also hire movers to help. You will not only make your own moving experience a breeze, but you can pass on your newfound knowledge to friends and family who should follow these exact steps for when they decide to move elsewhere.
The earlier you start packing everything up in boxes, the easier your life will be. Take the various rooms in your house one by one, and set aside at least half an hour a day, or a few hours every single weekend, to place items in boxes. By moving date, almost everything, except for a few clothes and kitchen supplies that you will need on the day, should be packed up.
Organize and de-clutter
De-cluttering your current home will reduce the number of items that you have to take with you, and it will make your space look much cleaner in the process. Moreover, donating items that you haven’t used in a long time and will not be using anytime soon, will allow someone else to enjoy what once brought you joy.
Purchase the right supplies
No move will be easy if you do not have the necessary supplies to pack everything up.
Having enough boxes and tape on-hand is step number one, but you also need a good marker pen to label everything. Keep in mind that depending on what you are packing up, you will have to wrap it differently.
Anything that is fragile should be covered in a lot of bubble wrap, and you should also take note of your electronics when you transport them. The last thing you want is a broken TV because you did not mark the box fragile or pack it carefully in the appropriate size box.
Movers will help transport your belongings more efficiently than what you would be able to do alone.
It is likely that you do not have a vehicle that is big enough to bring your furniture, and you will reduce the number of trips you have to make back and forth by simply hiring professionals who can help. No matter where you are going, there are national moving and storage companies who will help.
As soon as all of your belongings are in your new location, remember to take a break and even pat yourself on the back for getting through the hardest bit. Naturally, you will still have to unpack everything, but there is no need to rush into it. The same way you prepared for the move, set a timeline for when you hope to have everything organized, and remember not to let clutter pile up, especially since you now have a fresh start.