When relocating and moving to a new place, you have a lot of things to consider. But even if you have done it several times before, you may not be used to it at all. Sadly, if you are not familiar with the proper process of moving, you can end up with a big bill, a lot of sleepless nights and countless hours of worries. But we have some general tips for you, to help you in the entire process.
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Don’t wait until the last moment to start planning the move. Instead, start doing it when you know you will be moving. Pack unnecessary thing right away. If you are moving in the summer, you can pack winter clothing right away. The same applies to anything else that you don’t regularly use.
Also, schedule the move on time, otherwise you may find it hard to book a good company close to the moving date. A general rule would be to book as soon as you are sure about the date. Everything else can wait a bit, but this shouldn’t. And if you want to make sure that a mover will have a free spot, book the move on a workday, as people don’t usually book workdays.
When you start sorting and packing everything, you will find that soon you don’t know what you’ve packed and what you may have forgotten. The best thing you can do is to make a checklist about every room. Thus you can easily track what goes into a box and if you have forgotten something.
This works both ways, too. When you start unpacking, you may check the boxes once more, knowing that the item has been unpacked and you shouldn’t look for it in the boxes. Although it may not seem like much, it actually saves a lot of time.
Know What to Move
If you have some items that you haven’t used in a while and you don’t really see a time you can use them, just get rid of them. Maybe someone else can use them or you can just throw them away – whatever the case is, don’t drag all your clutter to your new place. This way you will save on moving costs, space and overall hassle.
A simple think you can do is thin out your closet. Do you have clothes laying around, which you rarely put on? Can you do without them? Keep your core pieces and your formal attire, but get rid of anything that you rarely wear and can easily be replaced.
Although people dislike moving, you can make the process as straightforward as possible. Remember, don’t postpone, keep an eye on everything you pack, and don’t hoard things.