Moving To A New Home: Tips to Live By
The plan of moving to a new home may be a welcoming start for you, but the job of moving your things with you from the old place to your new one is something that could be a bit overwhelming. The key is getting a head start and knowing what to do even before you start packing. There's no denying that moving to a new place is laborious, but you have to do it, right?
Now if you want to prevent an unsuccessful and chaotic moving day, follow these tips:
1 - Getting organized in advance is crucial.
One of the reasons why many people end up facing a chaotic move to one place to another is because they have this habit of organizing their stuff at the eleventh hour. Though you had at least a month to plan, you started packing a day or two on the actual date of the move. So what happens is that you will be forced to pack up with no more time to spare. By doing so, you no longer will see a smooth transition during moving day.
2 - You must have a definite move strategy, too.
As soon as you're done packing and organizing stuff, the next thing to do is come up with a very specific strategy for moving those things from your old place to your new home. If it's considered a short move, using your own or your friend's truck could be a more affordable approach. But in case you have a lot of things that never will fit in a private truck, it means that the only option left for you is to hire a moving company.
3 - In case you finally decide to hire a moving company, you need to inform them about the stuff they're moving.
What we're referring to is that the moving company must be aware of all the things they are going to be transporting, since they will have to come up with their own strategy in cases like when you need them to move heavy stuff like a piano or refrigerator and fragile items like glass.
4 - It helps a lot if you have a packing kit.
In case you aren't the only one packing your things, it means you need to have a system that will effectively avoid any confusion. For instance, you can start with this packing kit by having an blank inventory sheet where every item in each room will be listed. Get some essential things to be used for marking boxes like newspaper, black marker, packing tape, and other packing materials.