Moving is a tedious process, but it can be made much easier if you know what you are doing. So if you want to approach it with smart instead of hard work, you can check our top 5 tips here.
Don’t forget that the simplest option is to hire professional movers Chicago. But today we will actually give you tips you can implement right away, without depending on professionals. It will be a bit tough, but don’t worry – you can manage it.
Tip #1: Spark Your Positivity
If you want everything to go smoothly the best thing you can do for yourself is to have a positive look. Psychologists have found out that almost every task is much easier to accomplish if we head in with the right attitude. Why? Because it creates a positive feedback loop.
The way it works is simple. We think everything will work out fine and we can do it. So we head in. Even if we make mistakes, we fix them and move on, without dwelling on them. Our brain just skips over petty negative details. The whole process will just feel much smoother!
Tip #2: Know Your Limits
While being positive is important for your state of mind, your state of body is crucial as well. Many people exert themselves when they have to move stuff. Don’t do that!
Know your limits and don’t try to exceed them. Without proper training it is easy to get injured. Get help with what you can’t move by yourself or simply separate it in different boxes. And speaking of boxes!
Tip #3: Boxes of the Right Size
Most people bet on getting big boxes, which can fit a lot of stuff, so the move requires minimum trips to and fro the moving vehicle. Well, even if it sounds counterintuitive to say that, this actually slows you down. Why? Moving heavy boxes is hard.
Here’s the rule of thumb. Big boxes are for large items, which are also light (pillows, blankets, etc.). Medium boxes can safely store some dishes, items which take up space, but are not that heavy (figurines, for example) and so on. Small boxes are best for books and heavy stuff.
If you approach moving as a one-person band, small-to-medium boxes will be your best friends.
Tip #4: Packing Supplies
All your tapes, wraps, foils and whatnot need to be taken care of prior to the move. Most people forget about them until they come to need them.
Tip #5: Learn How To Pack Your Furniture
Packing your furniture may seem easy, but it’s a hard thing to do properly. Learn the different kinds of padding and wraps that work best. There isn’t a piece of furniture, which doesn’t need proper protection. Metal can get scratches, wood too (and it can break as well), leather can get torn apart. You get the idea.
These are our top 5 tips that will get you going. Have a safe move and don’t forget – if you need help just give us a call!