Moving is one of the most tedious, frustrating tasks in life. It’s hard to find the time and energy when you’re already busy with work, school, and other commitments. Well, here are some ways you can get it done without taking up too much of your precious time.
1. Hire Professionals
Moving could be a very costly venture if you were to pay for every little thing. Why not let professionals handle the heavy lifting? Contact a reliable moving company and inquire about their rates. Make sure to also ask if they offer free quotes and estimates so you can compare your options and see who will best suit your needs.
2. Clean Out
Before you start packing, gather all the things that need to be discarded and take them out of the house. This includes old magazines, clothes, furniture, and even food items like spices that have been sitting in cupboards for years (or decades). You might not need some of these things anymore; it’s time to get rid of them! After this, divide your belongings into categories: keep, trash and give away/sell/donate. The more organized you are with the packing process, later on, the better off you’ll be when moving day comes around.
3. Downsize the Furniture
If you’ve lived your whole life with two couches and a coffee table, it’s time to reconsider your choices and downsize by one couch and one coffee table at least. Of course, if you really need all three pieces of furniture in your house, then there’s no harm done by keeping them. But if it’s just taking up space, why not let go? This will not only help cut back on moving expenses but can also lower your insurance costs as well as those pricey electricity bills that come every month.
4. Consider Your Belongings’ Weight
The last thing you want is to be overcharged for something because you didn’t know what was inside that box or bag. Make sure you label each bag and box with a permanent marker before moving day, or else you might end up paying more or less depending on what’s inside. Also, if the weight is way too heavy for one person to handle, hire someone who can help out! Save yourself from back injuries and go for a no-kill option if possible.
5. Packing Time
Packing can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be that tedious as long as you follow these tips: — Pack clothes into suitcases first, then put them in boxes. After which, use bubble wraps to ensure they’re well-protected from external forces such as other objects hitting them during the move. — Pack heavier items at the bottom of the box before putting lighter items on the top. — If you’re still looking for more space, use your vacuum cleaner to suck out air from empty containers for that extra bit of room.
6. Making it Handy
It’s quite hard to find boxes around the house, so why not try making them instead? Sure, there are some people who place priority on their creativity and would rather make their own transportation system using recycled materials but if you want things done fast, just buy the damn boxes! Also, don’t forget to check with friends or family who might have an extra box or two lying around. Moving day will be easier if you don’t have to go all over town buying boxes that probably cost more than they should anyway.
7. Moving Day Arrives
It’s time to get rid of the empty boxes, gather all your luggage, and prepare yourself for the long day ahead. Open your door and see how much sunlight there is outside. If it doesn’t look like a sunny day in Hawaii, then you’ll probably want to take an extra pair of clothes just in case that torrential downpour happens during your ride. It might be troublesome, but it’ll definitely keep you from having to do laundry when you arrive at your new home (if such a fate should even happen).
8. New Home, New Attitude
You’ve finally settled into your new place! Now make sure everything is where they’re supposed to be and give yourself enough time before bed for cleaning up the mess. When it’s finally time to call it a day, you’ll want to get enough rest for your next day of full-on unpacking.
It’s not easy to find the time and energy for moving. But these eight tips will get you on your way! They’ll help you clear out clutter, pack efficiently and make it through that long day with minimal stress.