As exciting as moving to a new place can be, the process of getting there is typically a drag. From packing to organizing and transporting everything, the whole process is tiring and gets a bit stressful. However, there are a few things you can do to make the process a little more enjoyable, or at least a lot less daunting. Check out these tips and make your next move a breeze.
1. Start Early
One of the biggest stresses associated with moving is the seemingly unavoidable “time crunch.” Do yourself a favor and start planning, preparing, and packing for your move as soon as you can. Ideally, your process will begin 1 to 2 months ahead of time.
As you start packing, designate a room or corner in your house for filled boxes and get packing. Start with things that you won’t need until after the move first. Packing your out-of-season clothes and shoes, unnecessary kitchen items, and even toys first. Be sure to label each box, so you know where to find things as you unpack. It’s easiest to just write with permanent marker directly on the box.
2. Get All of the Packing Supplies You Need
As you begin packing, you will almost undoubtedly run into issues. Having boxes that aren’t the right size or that aren’t sturdy enough will only add to the headache of moving. So do yourself a favor and get high-quality moving boxes and supplies in all of the sizes you need. Boxes 4 U or a similar boxing company can provide you with everything you need.
Moving boxes are specifically designed to withstand the weight and repeated rearranging that is typical of the moving process. You’ll also need specific supplies like kitchen packing options, tape, picture and mirror boxes, wardrobe boxes, mattress cartons, and others. Don’t forget to get the moving equipment you need either. A dolly, furniture pads, and bungee cords will make the process much easier.
3. Pack an Essentials Box
Do not forget to do this. After a long day of packing, traveling, and unpacking, the last thing you’ll want to do is search through all of those boxes to find what you need. Make it easy on yourself and pack a box with all of your essentials. Remember toiletries, a change of clothes, and anything you’ll need the next morning. You may also want to include a few dishes, silverware, and even your hairdryer.
4. Enlist Help
The worst thing about moving is having to do it all alone. Call a few friends or even your family to get some help packing and unpacking. It will make the process faster and easier. And, besides, who isn’t willing to move a few boxes if there is pizza (or some other free food) involved?
Moving can be tough, but if you start early, pack smart, and get some help, the process will be a breeze. Happy moving!