Most people enjoy moving to a new house but hate the actual moving process. That’s why it can be so important to make things as easy and as stress-free as possible. It’s nearly impossible not to get stressed at all, that’s normal. The point is to lessen the natural stress of moving by taking part in some packing tips for moving.
Preparing for the move is one of the best ways to make moving less stressful. In fact, it includes some of the best packing tips for moving overall. Planning makes everything less stressful, not just moving. So this may just be the most crucial step. Plan what you’re going to do, when you’re going to do it, and what you need to do in order to get things moving in the right direction. Prepare for the move with these tips.
Before you even think about moving, you need to clean out your stuff. Go through each room and throw out (or donate) everything you don’t want to take with you. Do this again the week before you move. That same week, think about what you’re getting for groceries. Make things easy on yourself, don’t good. And then the day before you move, give away everything that is unopened and throw out everything else.
Turn On Utilities/Internet
Call your new utility companies a week or two before you move and make sure everything will be turned on at the time you move in. This goes for anything, including cable, that you want at your new home. You definitely don’t want to plan a moving day and show up with no power or running water.
If you take your time, you can get all the packaging you need for free. Call friends who have just moved or family members who work at retail stores or restaurants. They can have you more boxes than you can use. You can also buy bulk bubble wrap and stuff online to make things cheaper. You’ll have to order it early for the best price, so order as soon as you can and save a lot on something you’ll probably need anyway.
Create a To-Do List
This comes in two parts. The first list is a list of things you need to get done. These are bigger things like calling the internet provider and changing your address. Then the second list is the list of things to be done on moving day. This list can include a list of tasks, like throwing the food out and even down to locking the doors. Then, it can include a second list, which is a checklist of everything you want to be moved into the moving van. This is especially helpful if you plan on leaving furniture and other things in the home. After all, if you have a crew helping out, things can get left behind in the chaos and you may never get it back. At least not without a hassle.