The idea of moving is not very complex. You just find a new place, pack up your stuff, and move. But the actual process of moving your entire household to a new space is a bit more complicated, to say the least. And whether you’ve done it before or not, you’re bound to experience some hassles along the way. Of course, there are plenty of ways to make the moving process easier, although you’ll have to be careful about which ones you employ. For example, there are now mobile applications that allow you to photograph boxes, list what’s inside, and AirPrint the info to tape on each box. But you have to read consumer reviews to avoid the ones that have glitches like accidentally deleting your files. On the other hand, there are moving tips that are guaranteed to make the process more efficient. Here are a few to consider.
- Create a schedule. The prospect of putting your entire household into boxes can be daunting, even if you don’t have a lot of stuff. But when you break your move into bite-size pieces, so to speak, the process becomes a lot easier to deal with. So once you’ve got your move date in place, pencil in time each day to work on certain tasks. You may want to start with pulling any items that can go in the trash, as well as those that you want for your garage sale (schedule that in, too). Anything left over can go to Goodwill as a donation. Then start packing up the rooms that are the least important to everyday living, such as the home office or guest bedroom, finishing with the rooms you use most like the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.
- Pack properly. The last thing you want to discover when you arrive at your new home is that your fragile items have been broken along the way. So it behooves you to purchase proper packing materials, such as boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and tape. And make sure to wrap delicate items individually and label boxes as fragile to make sure they don’t end up under heavy stuff.
- Label everything. Labeling boxes may take some time up front, but you’ll be glad you did it when it comes time to unpack. Labels should include the room that the box is going to in your new home (rather than the room it came from), as well as a list of the items inside.
- Ask friends for help. You’ve no doubt built up some favors over the years by helping other people to move, and now is the time to request reciprocation. You can generally get a day of work out of family members and friends that owe you, especially if you spring for food. And this can make the packing and moving process much faster and easier.
- Hire professional movers. There is no shortage of moving companies Worcester MA to Walla Walla WA, so you shouldn’t have any trouble hiring professionals to take on the burden of getting your home interior from point A to point B. And many insist on packing your items themselves as a way to guarantee that they’re not liable for broken or damaged goods. You’ll shell out some dough for the service, but the time and hassle it saves you is well worth the cost.