No matter how you slice it, relocating is a big deal. It isn’t surprising that it is viewed as one of the most stressful life events. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to make the moving process a lot more bearable.
In this piece, we’ll present you with a list of tips and ideas that we think will help make your move an easier one.
Get rid of unwanted items
Relocating can be a good opportunity to trim away the excess possessions you no longer need. The benefit for you is that each item you get rid of is one less that you have to bring with you. Therefore, it frees up time and truck space.
Try not to overthink and begin with whatever feels easiest to you. If you use something regularly and love it, bring it with you. If not, then just let it go.
Make a list
Now that you have cut out the chaff, it’s time to start organizing the items you want to bring with you. All you need to do is to create a to-do list.
Without a doubt, a to-do list will help you keep track of everything, making it less likely you will forget something.
Also, if you are early in the process and still looking for a buyer for your current property, don’t stress yourself. There are reliable companies that can complete a sale in as little as two weeks. Finding the right one is a big commitment, so you need to do your research well before deciding.
Hire professional movers and set a date early on
If you want to use professional movers, you’ll have to spend a lot more money. However, you’ll save yourself the stress of having to drive a moving truck, move the boxes and unload them.
You can start by reading reviews online and collecting quotes from local moving firms. Make sure you check what the removals quote includes and ask if they can do a valuation.
Be organised with packing
Though packing will take a long time, as long as you are well-organised and start a few weeks in advance, it should not consume your life.
First, you need to invest in quality moving boxes and label them carefully. Label the boxes with the room you intend them to go into your new place, and bullet point a few of the things in there.
Also, try not to overpack the boxes and use big boxes for lighter items and small boxes for heavy ones.
Pack a box of essential items
Preparing a moving survival kit will make the relocating day a breeze. It will keep everything you and your family need on the move day close by so that you will not be frantically searching everywhere for necessities.
The box should include bathroom necessities like shower rods and curtains, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and towels. Also, include any overnight essentials such as bedspreads, pyjamas, pillows and blankets. Don’t forget to pack phone chargers, bottles of water, provisions for hot drinks and snacks.
Hire a pet sitter or babysitter for move day
We know relocating is stressful. Now, multiply that stress when kids are involved. Toddlers and infants require lots of supervision on move day. People will be moving at a quick pace and carry-ing heavy items.
For young kids, it is wise to find a babysitter for the move day. If your kids are older, ensure that there are movies on the phone or tablet, lots of simple activities to keep them busy or books to read. You can also have a family member or a friend take them out to the park or a movie on moving day.
The Bottom Line
Regardless of your reasons for doing it, relocating is one of those activities that we all get excited to finish and leave behind. We hope that these tips will enable you to finish the task with maxi-mum efficiency.
Remember that it’ll take time to get your new place looking the way you picture it and fully un-pack, so don’t feel everything has to come together immediately.