As exciting as purchasing a new home or renting out a new apartment is, the moving process is not.
Not only do you have to pack up all of the small items you own, but you also have to lift your heavy furniture. It also makes the process more complex if you have to go up and down the stairs or if you own a very small car that can only fix a couple of boxes at a time.
This is why we’ve decided to simplify your moving process with five easy steps.
1.Get Rid of Things
As much as we all love to keep things with sentimental value, sometimes it takes up more space than it’s worth.
While it’s easy to hold on to every birthday and Christmas card that you’ve received, holding on to larger items that you do not use is just taking up space.
Even if your style has just changed, it’s easier to move when you have fewer things. If you want to donate items, search for close donation centers!
2. Have a Timeline
The average person procrastinates, however when it comes to moving, you should have a timeline.
If you wait until the day before your lease is up to start packing, you are setting yourself up for stress and a disaster. You never realize how many items you actually own until it’s time to pack it all up.
In order to have an easier move, start packing things up at least two weeks in advance so the last day isn’t as stressful.
It’s important to know when your lease is up and when your official move-in day is so that you can be prepared.
3. Get the Right Storage
While hoarding dozens of cardboard boxes is helpful for small items, you should consider how you’re going to move all of your furniture.
Moving container companies are extremely useful when you just want to complete one big move and not worry about breaking anything during the process. You can even choose how you want your container transported to ensure the safety of your valuables.
4. Label, Label, Label
When the moving process gets chaotic, you’ll thank yourself for labeling everything.
This will also help you organize your stuff while unpacking. Instead of placing all of your boxes in one area, you can look at your labeled boxes and place them in the appropriate areas of your new home.
This way your unpacking process will be a breeze.
5. Don’t Forget About Your Utilities
While packing and unpacking are important, it’s even more important to turn off all utilities in your previous home and turn on your utilities at your new phone.
If you forgot to turn off any utilities, you may get stuck with charges for things you haven’t used. Even worse, you may have to be in your new home with no power or water.
If you move on the weekend, you’ll be without it for a few days too.
How to Simplify the Moving Process
Now that you know how to making the moving process easier, you will save yourself the headache.
If you have friends or family to help, call them up to make these steps even simpler.
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