Moving is one of the most stressful tasks you can undertake, so some basic moving tips are always helpful. Although some of these tips may sound like common sense, they are easily dismissed during the moving process due to a hectic schedule. When you’re smack in the middle of a move; large or small, simple things are easily overlooked and can add to the overall stress of moving.
To help make sure your next move runs smoothly, start by paying attention to the small details as you begin to plan the process. The small details can be big timesavers and may help lower your blood pressure in the process! Just keep the old cliché in mind: “Better safe than sorry.” That’s right; it’s all about preparation and being proactive, especially when it comes to moving.
1. Have Children or Pets?
If possible, try to transport your pets and/or your children to your new home before the actual moving process begins. Enlist the help of a family member or friend to take the animals and your kids to the new home a few hours or even the night before the moving truck arrives. This will eliminate any extra stress from having to keep an eye on the kids and pets, and they will all be set up at the new place, ready to help when you arrive to unload your belongings.
2. Pack Breakables Properly.
Save yourself a headache and some money by making sure you pack any breakables the right way. Glass, dishes, or other valuables should be packed properly with quality packing paper, and the right boxes make all the difference in the world. Avoid any unwanted surprises when you unpack by investing the time and money in proper packing procedures.
3. Pack Early, Room by Room.
Packing early might sound like a no-brainer, but packing room by room is just as important. Start by packing one room at a time, and then move each pile of boxes to a designated “pick up” area for the movers, if possible. Anything heavy can be left alone, and it helps if you enlist the help of professional movers from start to finish. You can even get help with the packing if you’d like.