Moving house is exciting. It presents a whole lot of new possibilities. However, moving day can be a bit hectic if you are not well-organized and prepared for the move. Relocation can be and should be a smooth process. There is a lot that should be done before the moving day to avoid the stress that burdens an unprepared mover. Here are some tips to guide you as you relocate.
Do not wait until it is too late to start trying to pack up. Have a packing schedule that eliminates the last-minute rush. When moving house, it is important to take adequate time to organize and pack your items. If you are planning on hiring a moving company, do your research on the best companies and rates and make your booking on time. It is best to book an early morning slot since everyone is fresh and will get the job done more efficiently. Pick the most efficient travel route that will get you to your new house without worry about being in traffic for hours.
Decluttering is best done when moving. Eliminate unnecessary items from your home to avoid moving with unused stuff and to reduce the number of things you have to pack. You can throw these things away or give those which are worth giving to charity. This process saves you a lot of time in the actual packing and gives you a great ‘new beginning’ feeling.
Have a packing strategy. How well you pack determines the ease of the unpacking process. Aim to start with non-essential items and finish with essential items. These should be in separate boxes so that you can easily find them after the move.
Moreover, make sure you have the right tools for packing with you. These include boxes, tape, and shrink wrap in sufficient quantity. Do not pack boxes that are too heavy for the movers to carry. Make use of bubble wrap and blankets when packing fragile items to make sure they are fully cushioned.
Be prepared for moving day. Keep the boxes in order with room for the mover to come in and out easily and carry them. Load heavy boxes and fragile materials into the truck first and finish with lighter items. Be prepared for the busy day by having good sleep and snacks to keep you active.
Do not be stubborn when dealing with movers, even if they are friends and family. You need all the help you can get to make the move successful.