Moving home doesn’t necessarily have to be stressful and difficult – with some careful planning and a good strategy, moving can go smoothly. Many people think that moving over long distances is more difficult than moving to your new home located in a neighborhood in the same town. Well, the only thing that is easier if you are moving to another district is the traveling – the rest of the process, the planning, the packing, the logistics is pretty much the same, no matter how far or how close your new home is. Here are some tips for you that you can use for making the moving process as hassle-free as possible, whatever the distance between your old life and your new home.
Starting the planning phase at least a month before the date of the moving and taking your time to handle each process phase is the best way to reduce the related stress. Create an action plan for the packing and organization – start with an inventory of the items that you have to pack, then allow yourself sufficient time to sort through all the items in your home and to decide what you can get rid of and what you want to take to your new home and don’t rush the selection of the moving service either. Start dealing with utility companies early – some service providers take weeks to cancel subscriptions or to move subscriptions to a new address.
Gather All the Supplies that You Need
The packing supplies you will need include boxes of various sizes, plastic bags (transparent ones are the best because you can see what is inside), wrapping paper and bubble wrap for the fragile items, string, scissors, utility knives, duct tape and markers.
Tips for Packing and for Moving Day
Here are some tips from Arvada moving companies to make the packing process more effective:
- Never pack books into very large cardboard boxes – books are heavy and large boxes full of them are impossible to move;
- You can pack blankets, sheets, towels, bedding, even clothes into plastic bags, that way you can use the boxes for fragile items and objects that need to be protected, such as household appliances and cutlery;
- Pack important documents, such as utility contracts, school documents, medical records, birth certificates, into a separate backpack or bag and have that bag at hand;
- Label the boxes clearly to know what each of them contains. If you are very meticulous, you can use labels of a different color for the items that go into different rooms, such as blue for the items from the bedroom, orange for the kitchen, and so on;
- Pack a bag with the items you might want to use right after you arrive at your new home, when your belongings are still in bags and boxes. Pack toiletries, towels, pajamas, bedding, medication, whatever would make the transition to your new environment smoother. Keep the bag at hand and label it, too;
- Get help for moving day – invite your friends and family, prepare water, snacks, maybe order pizza for your helpers.