Moving into a new home is a major undertaking. There are so many things to plan and do that it can become overwhelming. To keep things on track and maintain control of your move, remember these simple tips.
Organization is Crucial
As you start to feel the pressure of an approaching moving date, it can be easy to feel desperate. Haphazardly stuffing things into boxes and hauling them to the new place may get you out of the old place faster, but you’ll pay the price in damaged items and time wasted in unpacking. Invest some time in organizing. Create high-priority boxes that contain essentials for the first night in the house, such as toiletries, bedding and clothes. Organize boxes by room so that helpers know where to take things.
Moving Companies are Worth It
Speaking of helpers, pay for some. Many people think that the process of loading things up, taking them somewhere, and unloading them is easy. The fact is that commercial moving companies have equipment, experience, and techniques that will help you get relocated quickly and efficiently with the least possible damage to your belongings and a lot less physical and mental pain for you. Make a plan to get commercial moving companies on board. You won’t regret it.
Don’t Move Stuff You Don’t Want
A common mistake many people make is not clearing the old home of unused items before packing up. They waste time and effort loading up these items, only to find themselves struggling with where to store them in the new place. A great step is to have a moving sale. Advertise it as such; that name will draw in bargain-hunters. If you haven’t worn it or used it in a year, get rid of it. If it’s broken, get rid of it. The space and time you’ll save will be reward enough, but you’ll also get the added bonus of a few extra dollars that will help with expenses like hiring a mover.
Forward Your Communications
We are so online these days that it’s very problematic to be offline. As you check out your new home, make sure your cell carrier has good service there. If not, find a new provider locally. File a forwarding order with the Postal Service a few weeks in advance so that it has time to take effect. Turn off utilities and get your deposits back.
Moving is a big job, but you can make it easier with these simple tips. Plan and organize your move and leave nothing to chance. You’ll find that first night in the new place will be much more restful.