Moving can often catch us unprepared. That’s a bit of a paradox, since when you are about to move, you should know that you need to plan the process. Yet even when you do that, you can forget certain things.
Today we have some notes for you, so you know what NOT to forget, when you are planning (or even going through, if you are at that stage) your next move. Let’s get started!
#1 Sorting Out Your Documents and Important Papers
When we get comfortable with our home, we start leaving documents all over the place. New phone contract? Sure, stash it in nightstand drawer. Leasing agreement? That would go on your desk, laying underneath a stack of books.
There are many documents that you need to keep track of, and having them scattered around is a nightmare. Sadly, most people don’t even consider them when they have to move and they pack them as they find them.
So when the time comes for you to move, whenever you come across an important paper, put it in a separate folder and keep it with you at all times.
#2 Having An Overnight Bag
This has to be stressed time and time again. Moving is exhausting. When you get to your new place, the only thing you’d want to do is lay on the bed, sleep for the whole weekend and get on with your life. But we have responsibilities. And in order to do them properly, we need to be prepared.
Having an overnight bag with all the necessary toiletries, next day’s outfit, spare underwear and so on, will save you a ton of hassle. It won’t require you to unpack a dozen boxes in order to find a matching outfit. Or your toothbrush, which when you think of it, you don’t even remember packing.
#3 Getting Your Electronics and Appliances The Proper Treatment
Your phone isn’t the only thing that can get damaged. Yet a lot of us simply forget to pack all the other electronics properly. Your TV needs a special box, and you can’t just stash your laptop away.
Your kitchen appliances have to be handled properly as well. Some have separate blades. Others are fragile. Some can be easily dented. Be sure to check out how to pack all of them properly, so you don’t end up with a box of damaged equipment.
There are a lot of DIY guides out there, which can give you a hint about how to pack such items. You can always check with the manufacturer’s website, where a lot of them have similar information.
If you don’t want to deal with such a hassle, there is an easier alternative. Hiring professional Chicago movers. They will do all the packing for you and make sure that everything is kept safely, so you have a peace of mind.
Moving can be tough, we know that. But it can be much easier if you follow the right guides and listen to sound advice.