Moving is always stressful and hard work, so it’s no surprise that people don’t look forward to moving day. Luckily, there are plenty of simple ways to make the process easier. From how you plan your move to how you pack your items to how you get them moved in at the other end, these nine tips will ensure that your move goes more smoothly than ever before. Take advantage of these tips and make moving easy with these tips!
1) List all items you will need
Listing all the items you will need is the first step in organizing your move. Write a list of all the items that you plan on taking with you, including furniture, boxes, electronics, appliances, and other belongings. If there are any questions about where things should go or what goes into which box, ask a friend or family member who has made a recent move. It can be helpful to put each item on its sheet of paper so it is easy to lay out when packing. Label these sheets with the room they correspond to. Next, write down where this item needs to go before moving day.
2) Plan your moving route in advance
Planning your route is a crucial step. Think about the order in which you will pack, where you will store items during the move, and how you will transport items before they are stored at their destination. Take note of what time it is when you start packing each item so that you know when to break for lunch or dinner. If possible, do not start packing on moving day until all other tasks have been completed beforehand. When moving out of an apartment complex, be sure to give notice with plenty of lead time. Each time you move, plan your route. That way, you know what to expect. Write out a step-by-step guide of what needs to be done packing, cleaning, etc., and check it off as you go along. Bekins Moving Solutions can help you make your move easy by providing reliable and cost-effective services. With Bekins, we handle everything from packing to unpacking and provide safe storage options for your belongings.
3) Get rid of unwanted things you won’t need
To make your move as easy as possible, it is important to get rid of unwanted items you will not need. If you have been storing things in the basement or attic, now is the time to go through them and get rid of what you don’t need. You may also want to consider donating these items so they can be used by others. Remember, if it doesn’t bring you joy, then getting rid of it might be a great idea!
4) Start packing early
Start packing early! Believe it or not, you’ll be so excited about the new home that you might want to start unpacking as soon as the moving truck shows up. Resist the temptation! The more time you allow yourself for packing, the less likely you are to forget something important. So start early by gathering a list of everything that belongs in each room of your current home, and make sure your family does the same. Volatus Aerospace will even provide boxes and tape at no extra cost. Additionally, if you’re worried about fitting all of your belongings into the new place, ask us how we can help with storing items temporarily until there is room.
5) Create boxes with self-explanatory contents
Create boxes with self-explanatory contents. This can be done by labeling boxes with the room they will be going into or by labeling them with the general items they contain. For example, a box labeled Kitchen might contain dishes, silverware, pots, pans, etc. A box labeled Bathroom may contain toiletries, towels, soap, shampoo, and conditioner. By creating these mini kits for each room you will have everything you need in one place when you arrive at your new home.
So you are moving? Whether it is across town or the country, these tips will help make your move easier. The best way to make a move easy is by planning. Start by packing up all of the items that need to be taken with you before you leave. This will save time and frustration when you arrive at your new home.