Moving can be stressful for even the most level headed people. Not only are you uprooting your life, but you’re committing to hours of hard work to get you there. We’ve got you covered with a few easy moving tips that will make the process a little less overwhelming.
Have a Plan
Organizing your belongings before a big move can help to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed on move-in day. Don’t be afraid to part with things you haven’t used in years. Figure out a way to group items by room, importance, or handling methods to allow for a smoother transition to your new home.
Ask for Help
Whether you plan on using a moving company or that friend who has a pickup truck, it’s important to realize that moving is hard work. You are most likely going to need help with packing, transporting, and unloading.
If you opt to use a moving company make sure to consider using insurance. There are federal and third party insurances available to you during interstate moves that will assist you in the unlikely event that something goes wrong
Have a Bag of the Necessities
You won’t be able to unpack all of your belongings on night one in your new home, and you definitely don’t want to be sorting through your boxes all night to find toothpaste or your glasses.
Before you move out, don’t forget to pack a bag with essentials: toiletries, chargers, prescriptions, keys, and a change of clothes. Pro tip: make sure to have your bedding in a marked box that is easy to get to on night one.
Measure and Plan Accordingly
Be sure to take measurements to ensure that all of your furniture will be able to fit into your new home. Arriving at your home only to find out furniture won’t fit where you’ve pictured it, or even through the door, is an added moving stress that can be easily avoided.
Moving is an intimidating process at first, but with the right strategy it doesn’t need to be. Moving can actually be a valuable experience. It’s a great wait to declutter your space, explore new regions, and get a fresh start. If you’re ready to embrace the benefits of moving, call us today for help finding your next home.