Moving can be stressful, especially when you're not prepared. Fortunately, there are tons of tried and tested strategies that are sure to reduce your stress and help you stay focused on the move. With a big life event like this, it's important to make sure you're prepared for the big change that is ahead of you. With that in mind, here are some things we suggest you do:
Create a Moving Binder
To keep track of your contracts, receipts, and phone numbers you will definitely need along the way, it is wise to keep them stored, and with you in one place. You can even put your checklist and schedule in front for easier access to your day-to-day activities.
Decide If You’re Hiring a Professional Mover
If your budget allows it, getting help from a professional mover will save you time and effort.
If you plan to hire a moving service, it is best to book early to secure a schedule that will work best for you. This is especially important if you’re moving during peak moving season.
Hire a Truck With A Loading Ramp
Some people prefer to do the moving on their own. If this is you, we suggest getting a truck with a ramp to save yourself from the struggle of lifting every box and furniture while also protecting them from possible damage.
Pack Room by Room (and declutter as you do so)
Focusing on one room at a time helps organize the stuff that belongs together and decluttering will not only leave you less overwhelmed but you will also have less to pack, making it easy for you to unpack in your future home.
The key to a smooth move is preparedness. No one is immune to the stress of packing and moving for the first time, but by using these tips and strategies, we hope you'll be able to handle your next move with confidence.
If you're not sure where to start, you can always consult Simplified Solutions for everything that you need to know about organization, moving, and decluttering.