The process of moving into a new home is stressful. Moving involves more than just moving your stuff. You must pack, plan, take time off from work, and organize others to help you. The longer you wait, the harder it becomes to cover all angles. Pack stuff that you won’t need immediately, months before your moving date. Spend about an hour a day pack. Here are a few tips to make the moving process less stressful and manageable that Chief Moving offered me.
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The Time Has Come to Declutter
It’s human nature to hoard stuff, and most of us have trouble finding room for new clothes and shoes because we don’t want to throw away clothes we haven’t worn. Donating or throwing away clothes you will never wear again is the perfect opportunity when moving. Making sure your move goes smoothly starts with decluttering. The fewer things you have to pack and move, the better. You will also feel better after decluttering your closet since you’ll eliminate the excess stuff. Don’t forget to sweep every room and sort your things into two groups, what is going to the new apartment and what can be thrown away. As a result, your life will be much easier as you can finally dispose of things you know you won’t need again.
Create a Budget
When you don’t sit down to make a list of necessary costs, a move can quickly become expensive. Instead of trying to spend more, try to do more with less. An excellent place to start is to check out a few moving companies, compare their prices, and review their resumes to determine which one fits your needs best. Will you need to rent a vehicle as well? What are you moving also needs to be considered? Do you want to move your furniture too? Can you pack everything in boxes? The right company can handle your needs, from carefully storing your boxes to unloading them in your new apartment. You don’t have to spend extra money on moving supplies; look around your neighborhood to see if retailers are giving away boxes. If you pick a slower time of day or week, you may save money and time.
Packing takes a lot of time and energy. Starting early is key to making the transition easier, as you don’t know how much work will be until you begin. Taking a practical approach can help speed up the process. Paper can be wrapped around the drawers of the dresser, for example. Putting everything back in the drawers does not require emptying and packing everything in a box. Similarly, you can do the same with clothes. Hang them up on hangers, then bag them up. Stickers can be placed on boxes and bags to make navigation easier. Use socks, towels, and underwear for fragile items such as lamps, vases, paintings, and glass.
Think About Unpacking as Well
When you arrive at your new home, it is crucial to unpack as quickly as possible after packing and moving. If you feel lazy, you can invite some friends over to help you unpack essentials and then relax together afterward.
If you hire a good moving company, professional movers may help you with the most physically demanding aspects of moving; loading the moving vehicle, transportation, and unloading into the new apartment.
Hiring pros will speed up the move significantly but more importantly, make the process less stressful and fun.