How To Make Moving Easier
Moving houses is one of those trials almost everyone has to face inevitably. Although it may seem like an unpleasant experience, it is the pathway to a new beginning and positive hopes. Just remember that the success of your move depends on avoiding moving mistakes and planning ahead to make the process as smooth as possible.
Here are some simple ways to make moving easier and to take (some of) the stress out of the day.
Plan Ahead And Have A Checklist
Plan the date you will actually move and any professionals or moving services needed. This will help you contact relevant people or service providers early and have them scheduled in advance to avoid inconvenience.
Alongside this, prepare a moving checklist to help you ensure everything is in order before, during, and after the move. This will help cover all the tiny details of moving out that we often forget in a rush. It includes having reminders to cancel various services or arrange for things to be prepared at the new house.
There is no point in paying for a full lorry of stuff if you will not use them anyway. Before you actually start packaging stuff, take some time to declutter room by room the things you want to keep and those that you want to give away. If you are moving to a relatively smaller house, it’s also a good idea to store occasional or seasonal goods in a self-storage unit closer to your house, so you can get them only when necessary.
Plan Packaging Room By Room
Always plan your packaging room by room. This practice goes a long way in letting you know where things should go in the new house. It reduces the time you will have to spend sorting out things and moving them across different rooms when organizing your new house.
You can plan to have different colored boxes or packaging for different rooms or label them appropriately. While planning this, make sure to decide how each good should be packaged according to its nature. For example, fragile items and art pieces need special packaging to prevent damage. If you are getting the help of professional packers and movers, they will take care of the packaging much better according to the nature of your household products.
Get Packing Supplies
Once you plan the packaging order, you will have a better idea of the number and type of packaging supplies you need to get them packed. Always try to get a few extra packaging supplies, especially moving boxes. The last thing you want is to run out of supplies when packing, causing more stress and wasting time.
If you are not confident doing this math, you can use many online calculators to estimate how many packaging supplies you need according to the type and quantity of goods.
Keep The Essentials With You
Finally, when you are ready to pack your goods, keep aside the essentials you need in small hand luggage that you can take in the car. This includes any medications, a change of clothes, toothbrushes, toys for the kids, confidential paperwork, and, if possible, a few linen and toiletries with you. It’s also a good idea to carry any expensive jewelry or items that you have with you and not load them into the moving truck, as they will be handled by unknown hands.
Getting help from friends and family can also make moving much easier for you. Better yet, many professional and reliable moving companies can make this process simple at an affordable price- so if possible, try to get hold of one of them.