Are you ready for your move? Whether it’s an international move or simply to the house down the road, the process can at times feel overwhelming or intimidating. Don’t let it fill you with anxiety, though! There are countless tips you can make use of to make your move seamless; check out some of them below.
Don’t Do It on Your Own
One of the most straightforward ways you can make the moving process less daunting is by hiring moving professionals. Instead of doing all of the packing, lifting, and transporting on your own, you can hire experts to take care of it for you. These professionals know exactly how to pack your boxes to best protect your valuables and stack them expertly in the moving truck. You can even employ them to unload your furniture and boxes into your new home. You don’t have to do this completely on your own.
Pack in Stages
If you do opt to move without the use of professionals, you don’t need to worry about what the process may look like. To make it less intimidating the week of the move, you can simply begin packing as soon as you know a move will take place. Start by packing items you know you won’t use between now and the move, like things in the attic or seasonal items. As the move approaches, you can pack more and more so that you don’t have many boxes you need to pack the week of your trip. Just make sure you wait until the last minute to pack items like toothbrushes and underwear!
Use Clever Packing Techniques
There are quite a few packing tricks that can both simplify the packing and unpacking portions of your move. For instance, instead of packing silverware individually, you can simply wrap the silverware holder up in plastic wrap so that all you need to do is take off the wrap and place the entire holder in the new silverware drawer. Similarly, instead of individually packing each item of clothing that hangs in your closet, you can easily place a large garbage bag around 5-15 hanging clothes with the hangers exposed so that you can move them from closet to closet without the hassle of folding and finding hangers. There are tons of these small tricks available.
Congratulations on your exciting move! To make this less intimidating, don’t forget that you can hire help, pack in stages, and employ clever packing strategies.