Moving can be a daunting task that often leaves people feeling overwhelmed and stressed. However, with a little preparation and organization, it can be a stress-free experience.
In this article, we will explore 5 tips to help ease the chaos of your next move. From making a checklist to hiring professional movers and decluttering, we will cover everything you need to know to ensure a smooth and successful move.
So, take a deep breath, stay calm, and let’s get started on preparing for your next move.
Easing into Your Next Move
Before you go get overwhelmed about how to prepare for your move, take a deep breath, stay calm, and remember that it can be a stress free task if you prepare. If you procrastinate, you may have too many tasks on your plate and get overwhelmed.
Rather than waiting until the last minute, you can take inspiration from these 5 tips for your next move so you won’t be getting everything done at the last minute (or not done at all!)
1. Make a Check List
Start by making a checklist of what needs to get done with the important items at the top of the list. This way, you won’t be winding down your list that’s bottom heavy, but rather top heavy with the essential items at the top.
The most important tasks during a move are going to be packing and cleaning to ensure that you leave your home as it was if you are returning it to a landlord or preparing it for a sale. Even if it’s your own home, you’ll want it to be clean for when you return.
2. Hire Professional Movers
If you are busy, and can’t find the time to pack all of your belongings, transport them and then unpack them, you can hire professional movers to help you at any point in your journey. Some moving companies will even pack and unpack your belongings for you.
If you are moving internationally, you can use a moving service like Three Movers. To ship all of your belongings, it will cost anywhere from $3000 to $14000 (or more) depending on how many belongings you own and the distance required to travel.
You can also request your items to be placed in storage so you can pack up and ship your items before you even get to your location. This can help ease the chaos of an international move, especially if you plan on bringing many of your current possessions and furniture.
A move is a great time to decide what you want to throw away or keep. You may have accumulated many items that you no longer need that can be tossed away and reduce the load you have for your move.
It’s also a good time to decide if you want to donate your items as well and go through any family heirlooms. Any clothes, cookware, or any other useful belongings can be donated to your local Goodwill.
A little generosity goes a long way. If you have furniture that you don’t want to keep and don’t want to bother moving them yourself, you can advertise for anyone who can move your furniture to come get it for free.
4. Take pictures
If you’re hiring a moving service, you should take pictures of your belongings to ensure they arrive as they were before they left. This way, you have evidence if anything goes missing and requires an insurance claim.
5. Pack Up
Now is time to pack up. Ensure you invest in the proper packaging material and tape so that your boxes stay firm under the load of the weight. Avoid cramming too many belongings into your boxes as well to avoid the boxes caving in.
Another tip is to label all of your belongings to make it easier to put the boxes in the rooms they will be unpacked in.
In conclusion, moving can be a daunting task, but with proper preparation and organization, it can be a smooth and stress-free process.
By following the five tips provided, such as making a checklist, hiring professional movers, decluttering, taking pictures, and packing properly, you can ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Don’t wait until the last minute, start preparing early to avoid being overwhelmed by the many tasks involved in moving. With a little bit of planning and effort, you can make your next move a success.