Most of the time, moving is both fun and stressful. You can, however, cut down on the stress of moving by planning ahead. With a few easy steps and a little bit of planning, you can make moving almost easy. Here are some tips to help.
Schedule Your Movers Early
Most, if not all, of the year, people are looking for good moving companies. Book them early to give yourself the best chance of getting the date you want. Also, think about paying more for a better service. For example, you could ask your movers to help you unplug your white goods. This can help you avoid a lot of trouble and wasted time.
Set Aside Enough Time To Pack
You probably got rid of things to help sell the house. If not, you should make getting rid of clutter one of your top goals. The next step is to figure out what you definitely want to take with you to your new home. You should pack as many as you can. Just leave out the things you need to use. A capsule wardrobe could be a good idea right now.
Spend Money On Good Moving Supplies
At the very least, buy good cardboard boxes. For the extra safety, the extra money is worth it. Even better is if you can buy moving boxes that are made for certain things. You can get moving boxes with rails inside to hang things on. You can move clothes while they are still on the hangers. This may seem like a small thing, but it can really help you pack faster.
You can also make your life much easier by buying good packing tape, ideally with a dispenser. When you try to use cheap packing tape, it will also be easy to tear. It’s also more likely to fall off on the way.
Pack By Room And Type
Keep like things together as much as you can. If you can’t do this, keep things for the same area together. If you’re putting more than one kind of thing in the same box, pack it like you’re sending it through the mail. In other words, try to make sure the weight is spread out evenly and protect anything that is fragile.
Most of the time, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on bubble wrap to protect fragile items. Just wrap them in other things you need to move, like clothes, towels, or bed sheets.
Don’t Forget Your Pets
Your pets also have a hard time with moving. Let them play in the boxes, and make sure to spend more time with them before the move. Your pet knows something is up, but they don’t know what. Don’t forget that as you plan your move. Make sure to have their healthy dog food, bed, and lead ot hand during the move.
Keep A Separate Bag For Moving
People often say that the time right after a move is like “camping inside,” so pack accordingly. Take anything you use every day at home, along with your personal items (e.g. toilet paper). It’s a good idea to bring food with you so you don’t have to go shopping. Flashlights can also help you find your way around until you learn where your new light switches are.