Moving can be easy or hard depending on how you go about it. It is an exciting time; new home and a new start, but it can be difficult. This list will help you make the transition easier and help you to enjoy the excitement.
You need to avoid leaving anything to the last minute. You will need to organize early. It will help you make sure that the chaos is limited when it is time to move.
Rid yourself of any items that you do not want anymore. Recycle and donate any items that you do not want.
You will need to make sure that you have a strategy for moving. Moving day will be chaotic, especially if your plan is not into place. You will need to hire a moving company or get a group of family or friends together to help you move.
Make sure to have the boxes and bags labeled and ready to go by the time you have your group ready to move you.
Talk to the Movers
It is important to communicate with the moving company that will be helping you with your big day. You can write where a box goes on the side, but when it comes to large furniture or other items, it may be hard to know where to put it.
Do not leave them standing there holding a large, heavy object asking where it goes. Utilize post-it notes if you need too. You also need to make sure the movers are aware of any stair cases or elevators they will be needing to use when moving your items.
If your new home is not far away, you might be able to get away with performing more than one trip to retrieve all of your household items. However, if you are moving far away, then you must get everything in one trip. This means that you need to have adequate storage for the trip. Here are some guidelines to help you prepare for your trip.
- Cargo van to 10′ truck: studio apartment
- 12- to 15-foot truck: three rooms or less
- 20-foot truck: four or five rooms
- 24–26-foot truck: six, seven or eight rooms
Moving is an extremely exciting time. In order to keep it exciting and not stressful, take the tips listed here in order to help you keep it fun. If lists help you, then make a list to ensure that you do not forget any task that may be important. It will help you keep your peace of mind and enjoy the move.