Getting ready for a big move and already dreading it?
Moving can be one of the most stressful activities humans undertake, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
This article will break down ways you can make your move more efficient by practicing smart moving.
1. Label Your Boxes
Labeling your boxes is important for a couple of reasons.
The first reason is that movers want to know if a box is full of fragile items so they’ll load it into the truck with care. This will prevent your valuables from being broken.
The second reason is that when you get to your new place, you’ll know exactly where all of your things are.
When it’s time to unpack the kitchen, you’ll know to grab the box you labeled “silverware”.
Labelling will save you the headache of busting into dozens of boxes looking for your favorite items.
2. Have a Garage Sale
Have you been meaning to host a garage sale but haven’t had the time? Now, right before your move, is the best time to host a garage sale.
There’s no need to pack up every single item in your old house and bring it to your new one. Get rid of unnecessary clutter so that you have room for new stuff in your new house.
3. Pack a “First Night in” Box
Be sure to pack a box with all the items you know you’ll need in your new house within the first 24 hours.
Having a box you can unload with everything you need is an essential smart moving tip.
During this time you will be tired from the move and you won’t want to rummage through a bunch of boxes to find your essentials. This box should contain your toiletries, a fresh change of clothes, your coffee maker, and some food.
4. Hire Professional Movers
One of the biggest mistakes you can undergo is trying to get the move done without professional help.
Sure, you may have strong relatives who say they’re willing to help, but their help can’t compare to the help of professional movers.
Professional movers know the best and most efficient way to get your boxes into their truck and unloaded into your new place. They know the proper lifting method when carrying your grandma’s antique couch so they won’t throw their backs out.
Movers will get the job done in a quarter of the time it would have taken you and your relatives, and they’ll do it at an affordable price.
5. Unpack Your Bedroom First
When you get to your new house you will be spending hours and hours unpacking and cleaning and trying to make everything perfect.
Make sure you unpack your bedroom at your new place first so you have a sanctuary to retreat to when the rest of your new house seems chaotic.
You will be happy to have your nice, clean bedroom to go to at the end of a long day of cleaning. Plus, a clean bedroom will remind you that the rest of your house will be completed soon!
Happy Moving Is Smart Moving
Remember that moving isn’t only stressful for you, it is also stressful for your family members. Always be patient with those who are helping you move.
You don’t want to add the guilt of losing your temper at someone onto the already stressful moving process.
If you have any questions about this article or want to contact us for any reason, please do so here! We are here to help make your moving experience better.