First and foremost, congratulations on finding a new home! The hardest part is over, and now, all you have to do is move. Just kidding! The hardest part hasn’t even begun yet.
In a recent survey, over 80% of people said that packing and moving is one of the most stressful life events. However, moving doesn’t have to be a headache if you know the right tips.
With enough preparation and organization, you can make your move a breeze. Here are some of the best tips for making your move much easier.
Purge Things You Don’t Need
If you’ve lived in your current home for a long time, chances are that you’ve probably accumulated a lot of things over the years. The accumulation of junk over the years is one of the biggest reasons why moving is so overwhelming for many people. The idea of transferring all your stuff from one place to another is a lot of work.
However, instead of asking yourself how you’re going to move it all, why not ask yourself whether you really need to. Going through your stuff and deciding what you can purge can reduce your load considerably.
Get rid of things that you haven’t used for a long time. You can either donate them or sell them.
Get Plenty Of Boxes
Packing everything into a few boxes won’t just be a heavier load, but a much less organized load. You’ll likely run out of room and have trouble transferring it all.
Be sure that you have more than enough boxes to pack with. A great place to find boxes for free is the grocery store or the liquor store. Otherwise, you can buy them at your local post office or shipping center.
Pack Things By Category
Since you likely won’t unpack everything all at once when you arrive at your new home, you’ll be living out of boxes for a while. Therefore, it’s best to organize each box into a category. That way, you’ll be sure to find whatever you need easily without searching through multiple boxes.
Use a Professional Moving Company
Even though you may want to save money, hiring professional movers is the best way to move. You’ll save yourself tons of stress and avoid breaking precious valuables.
Professional movers make your life easier, and your move much more efficient.
Choose A Smart Day To Move
When organizing your move, you should choose a good time. Make sure that you don’t have anything else to do that day, and that the weather is favorable. Avoid days which may have a lot of traffic so that you know you can make a few trips back and forth without getting stuck behind a line of cars.