There is a lot of stress involved when moving into a new home. You have to pack, plan, take time off work and arrange for helpers. There are many angles to cover, and the longer you wait, the more taxing the whole experience becomes. Spend around an hour a day packing things you won’t need right away. Don’t wait until the last minute to start packing. The earlier you start the planning, the less stressful the experience becomes. For the moving process to be more manageable and less stressful, I asked Miracle Movers for advice. Here are a few tips:
Getting Rid Of Clutter
Most of us like to hoard stuff, and we have trouble finding room for new clothes or shoes because we can’t throw out garments we haven’t worn in years. When you move, it’s a great time to donate or throw away clothes that you won’t wear again. Keeping your move organized starts by decluttering. It’s easier to pack and move less stuff. Moreover, decluttering your closet will ease your stress due to the elimination of excess stuff. Clean every room and separate the items into two groups: what belongs in the new apartment and what you can toss. By following these steps, your life will be much easier since you will finally have a good reason to dispose of things you know you will never use again.
Establish a Budget
Leaving everything for the last minute and not making a list of required costs can lead to a costly move. Try to figure out how you can cut costs without sacrificing quality. You should look at a few moving companies, compare prices, and review their resumes to determine which is best for you. Would you like to rent a vehicle, or do you have your own? In addition, you should consider what you will be moving to. Are you willing to move the furniture with the boxes, or can you put together similar items and organize several moving sessions? The right company can take care of all your needs, from packing your boxes into a vehicle to unloading your belongings. It is not necessary to shell out extra cash for moving supplies; you can look around your neighborhood and see if retailers are giving away boxes they no longer need. You will probably save money and be able to get there faster if you choose a less busy time of day or week.
Getting Ready To Pack
There is nothing more exhausting and time-consuming than packing. The only way to make the transition easier is to start in advance, so you know how much work there will be. Using more practical methods can help you move more quickly. You can wrap dresser drawers on paper, for example. Putting everything back in the drawers does not require packing everything in a box. The same principle applies to clothing. Simply hang it up on a hanger and wrap it in plastic bags. Make navigation more accessible by placing stickers on every bag and box.
When you have items like lamps, vases, paintings, or glass, cover them with socks, towels, or underwear for protection.
When you arrive at your new home, it is vital to unpack as soon as possible as packing and moving are only two-thirds of the process. It might be fun to invite a few friends over and give them a helping hand unpacking, and then relax later in the evening together.
If your friends are unavailable, you can always ask moving pros to help.