How to Efficiently Prepare for a Move
Stressful situations call for practical solutions to ease the pressure off you, and moving house is one of those stressful events.
14:51 20 August 2020
A study conducted by a British energy company showed that moving is one of the most stressful life events; even more stressful than divorce!
When 6 out of 10 people find moving that stressful then you know you have to come up with a well-prepared plan and stick to it to have a smooth move. Let’s get into that plan now.
Get Rid of Unused Items
Once you start packing, you will find a lot of items that you do not need. Unused items are cluttered. For sure, you have some things that are of sentimental value even if you don’t use them, so you can pack those. But there are a whole lot of other things that could be sold, given away, or donated. Don’t take unused items to a new place, then decide what to do about them. Rid of them now so you will have fewer things to pack.
Pack Each Room Separately
Those who find moving easy might be the same people who tend to chuck anything and everything into big boxes with no rhyme or reason. That will give you a huge headache when you reach your destination and have to unpack. Pack each room on its own, and label the boxes, such as bedroom, living room, kitchen, etc.
Hire a Service
While a DIY move could save some money, it could also give you a headache, bad temper, stress, and a lot of other problems. A simple online search will come up with several moving companies near you who can take care of the entire job. Don't rush and hire any movers. According to the reviews found on Reputable Movers, it’s important that you use a well-known company and that you check if there are any claims made against them, the distances they cover, the kind of moving they do, customer satisfaction, among other credentials. Read the reviews of companies, see how they are ranked, get a quote, and reserve ahead of time. It is as simple as that.
Use Small and Medium-Sized Boxes
Huge boxes take more items, but you can’t carry them because they only get heavier and heavier. Use boxes that aren’t too big to make it easier for you to move around.
While we’re on the subject of boxes, the things you need immediately after you arrive in your new home shouldn’t be packed with all other belongings. Trying to find your PJs or your kid’s toothbrush in a box is perhaps the most unpractical way to pack. Keep necessities in a separate box or bag with you.
Take Care of Details
It’s easy to get caught up in the bigger picture of moving that you forget the details. Details include forwarding all your mail to your new address or transferring your router to your new place, if possible, for instance. It is helpful to have a checklist to keep yourself organized and not forget anything.
There’s no way around it; moving is stressful. There can be no doubt that professional help makes it much less stressful. Stay cool on moving day, and be prepared for some hiccups along the way. But being flexible and relaxed will allow you to surpass some hurdles and have a stress-free move.