When it comes time to move, it’s important to have a plan. Whether you’re moving an entire house or you’re moving into your first home from a small apartment, it’s important to be prepared in order to keep your move on track. Here are five clever moving tips and tricks that will help you streamline your move and stay organized.
Use boxes of the same size:
While you may be tempted to get boxes anywhere you can to move your belongings, buying a stack of boxes all the same size can be a lifesaver. When you are moving over a period of time, you can begin packing up each room in your house slowly. With boxes that are all the same size, you can easily stack the boxes in the corner of a room without worrying about the tower of boxes falling over.
Stock up on permanent markers:
Label every single box, even if you think you’ll remember what is inside. You can choose a specific color of permanent marker for each room in your home, making it easy to move your belongings when it comes time. All the red-labeled boxes go in the kitchen, the blue-labeled ones in the living room, making it simple for others to help you when you are ready for your new home.
Throw away things you don’t need:
The less stuff you have to move, the easier the move will be on you. Take the time to go through your belongings and get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year or more. Clothing that doesn’t fit and electronics that don’t work should not move with you. Donate your items or throw them away as you see fit.
Consider Traditional Mover Alternatives:
If your friends have helped you move a number of times, it’s probably time to try an alternative. For example, you can use moving pods that are delivered to your current residence. You organize and fill the pods, then they are moved by pod company to your new home. This way, you have storage on site when you are trying to pack, and you don’t have to worry about storage while you unpack at your new home.
Use a Moving Checklist:
There’s lots to do as you prepare to move, and it can be difficult to stay organized. That’s why you should have a master list of all your to-do’s that you keep in an easy-to-remember place. Be sure to add things like finalizing moving dates, updating your address, enrolling your kids in school, and so on.
Moving can be a stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow the advice outlined above to make your move as seamless and stress-free as possible.
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