So you have bought a new place to live in, and can’t wait for this change. However, you still need to go through the tedious process of moving there. Things don’t have to be all that complicated though. If you make plans ahead, and do the things right, it will be a much easier thing to do, and will take you significantly less time to do it leaving more time to spend with your family. In this article we are going to discuss some of the best and most clever tips that are bound to make your move go smooth and with as little worry as possible.
Make a to-do list
Moving to a new home will require hundreds of things to keep in mind and get done. This makes it really easy to forget some of them, unless you plan ahead, and make a to-do list. Make sure that you have everything written down. You can use a big legal pad, the notes app on your phone, or go for a cool to-do list app such as Wunderlist. Remember that every detail matters. Whatever it is that needs to be done, jot it down so that you don’t forget about it.
Make use of colored tape
When you pack all your things, it is bound to get really confusing about what goes to which room when unpacking, unless you do something about it. The best idea is to make use of colored tape (hint: your child probably has some within his school supplies). Pick a color for each room in your new home, in order to make it easy for you or for the movers that you have hired to figure out where each box is supposed to go.
Pack your electronics properly
Your PC monitor or flat screen TV have a high probability of sustaining damage if you simply put them in a cardboard box and hope for the best. The best solution is to find the original boxes that they were packed in, if you have kept them around. In the case that you don’t have them anymore, then make sure that you get everything that is necessary to get in order to properly protect the items. Bubble wraps, thick blankets and solid tape will protect your technology items nicely.
What not to pack in boxes
It is essential that you set aside important items, such as medical records and other documents, as well as anything else that you might want to keep handy once you are in your new home. This also includes things that you want to make sure that they don’t get lost, like keys, money, jewelry and prescriptions. Instead of putting these things in a box like the rest of the things, pack them into a backpack. Furthermore, you shouldn’t pack anything liable to spoil, hazardous or toxic, such as dairy products or gasoline. The best idea is to get rid of them properly before the move.
Decide whether you want to hire professional movers
According to professional removalists, hiring a company to help you with your move is bound to make the whole process a lot easier. It does require you to set aside some of your budget, but it’s bound to make the whole thing done properly, and less stressful for you. It will also save you from a backache that you might get from doing it yourself. The only downside to hiring movers might be the fact that it costs money. But if you do a little research on Google or Yelp, and find the right company for your needs, it can significantly improve your moving experience.
Plan ahead for your move
The best solution for making your move go smoothly is to plan everything ahead. If you have decided to hire professional movers, make sure that you do it at least a month ahead. Keep in mind that moving businesses have the most work on weekends, so if you can book your move for a Wednesday, you might even get a discount. Have some water and snacks prepared for your helpers to keep them sustained. Have an overnight bag packed, along with a change of clothes and anything that you might need to use just after you have moved. This will save you from having to go through all the boxes looking for things when you are tired from the move.
Packing the items onto the truck
When labelling your boxes, make sure that you mark the ones that are heavy, so that they go first. A little extra equipment for packing might come in handy. This includes a stretch wrap that will protect your furniture, bungee cords that will secure your items, and a dolly that makes moving heavy boxes a lot easier.
Moving to a new home tends to be stressful and time consuming, but you can make it a lot easier if you follow these 7 clever tips. Make sure that you plan everything ahead, and have a list of things that need to be done. This way you will spend least of your time packing and transporting items and majority of it enjoying this adventure with your children.