The prospect of moving house can be incredibly stress-inducing. You have to juggle a dozen different tasks – from changing your address to getting utilities disconnected – and hope that everything makes it to your new home in one piece! When you’re determined to make your next move a stress-free one, use our tips to see you through.
Declutter Before You Pack
Don’t pack a bunch of stuff that you don’t want to bring with you. Schedule some time in the months and weeks leading up to your move for decluttering. You can hold yard sales to offset some of your moving expenses and clear up space at the same time.
Organize Boxes by Room
How much time do you spend hauling boxes around the house until they get to the proper place? Keep all of your things organized by their eventual destination and label everything possible. Color coding works particularly well.
This way, you don’t have to go on a wild goose chase to find your spatula or on a quest through the boxes to discover your bedding. This approach has the added bonus of letting you quickly check whether everything made it to your new home safely. Do a count of the expected boxes per room versus what’s actually there to discover any problems.
Use Appropriate Packing Materials
A big contributor to moving day stress is worrying about whether your personal belongings will make it through the moving process undamaged. When you use appropriate packing materials instead of just any old box that was available, you give your items better protection.
For example, you can get boxes that are designed for protecting paintings. They’re reinforced so furniture and other heavy objects won’t crack the frame or the glass. You also want to cover your furniture so the moving trucks, vans or equipment don’t end up scraping or scratching your possessions.
Pack a Day-Of Kit
You made it through a long day of moving, and you’re ready to relax in your new house. There’s only one problem: all of your stuff is still packed! A day-of kit contains everything that you need on the first few days following a move.
The exact contents of this kit depend on your lifestyle and the timing of the move, but a few things that you’ll want to consider include:
- Basic kitchen tools
- Enough dinnerware for your family
- Few days of clothing
- Basic cleaning supplies
- Electronics such as laptops and tablets
- Entertainment options
Hiring Reliable Movers
Nearly everyone has had the experience of handling their own move from start to finish. As you get older, that prospect becomes a lot less enticing. It’s worth it to bring in reliable, professional movers to take most of the stress out of the move.
Movers such as Delicate Moving can even come in and pack everything up for you. Whether you need some help getting started or you’d like to be hands-off with the entire process, this is a great way to create an enjoyable moving experience.
You don’t have to figure out which of your friends has a big-enough truck for your living room set or who’s up to physically lifting your furniture. Just pay for professional service and focus on the logistical details of this process.
Want to have a stress-free move the next time you need to go to a new home? Call Delicate Moving at 214-390-6714 for a free quote!