Not everyone is born with the best organizational skills. For those of us who aren’t very good planners, moving can seem like one of the biggest stresses out there.
Rather than allowing the thought of moving to a new place induce a full-blown panic attack, try to apply the best methods for making the process easier.
Rather than seeing the task of moving as one monumental task, try to break it up into separate steps. You’ll be much less likely to feel overwhelmed and will feel great satisfaction as you tick off every step on your list.
If you’re getting ready to make a move, and want to know how to make it a more streamlined process, look no further than these handy tips.
Have a Garage Sale
If you’ve lived in your current home for a considerable amount of time, chances are that you’ve probably accumulated plenty of things along the way. As people settle, they naturally start to take on more and more belongings, which often never even serve a purpose.
Rather than bringing along all of the clutter with you to your new home, why not take it as an opportunity to purge. Throwing a garage sale can be a great way to lighten your load as well as make some money off of the items that you sell.
Start Packing Early
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when moving is leaving everything until the last minute. There’s nothing quite like looking around your home and feeling an impending sense of dread as you see piles and piles of things and your moving day just around the corner.
Try to start gathering boxes as early as possible so that you can begin packing way ahead of time.
If the idea of packing too early makes you nervous because you may not be able to find something that you’ll need in the meantime, then pack a box full of your essentials. There you’ll find everything that you’ll need before the move without having to dig in your other boxes.
Label Everything Meticulously
Rather than assuming you’ll remember which box everything is packed in, be sure to label every box with detail. Rather than writing “kitchen stuff” opt for something more specific such as “frying pan, juicer, and wooden spoons.”
Since all of your kitchen things will likely take up much more than just one box, you’re best off labeling in subcategories.
Use Professional Movers
Even though you may want to save money and believe you can easily make the move yourself, usually it ends up being much more work than you realize.
Hiring professional movers takes off a considerable amount of stress from your shoulders and ensures the job gets done correctly without damaging anything.