If you are planning a move to a new home, then you will want to reduce the stress. When you haven’t planned carefully, moving is a time-consuming and strenuous process. However, there are ways to have a stress-free moving day.
Sort through Your Possessions
As soon as you know that you are moving, begin to sort through your possessions to get rid of as many things as possible. Carry a wastebasket from one room to another to throw out the things that are broken or unnecessary. If you have items that are usable, then place these things in a cardboard box to give to a charitable organization. Remember that pet rescue centers will accept old towels and bedroom linens to use for abandoned cats or dogs. You can give clothing to shelters that help individuals who have lost a home from a fire or flood.
Place Similar Items Together
You may have similar items scattered throughout your current home, and this will make it difficult to pack your items on moving day. Make moving day a simpler process by placing all of your glassware, dishes and utensils together along with hanging all of your clothes in the same location to make it faster to place the items in movable closets. During this process, you may also realize that there are more items that you can give to someone else.
Collect Your Packing Supplies
You will need a lot of packing supplies such as cushioning material, tape and labels along with plastic totes or cardboard boxes. Collect a large supply of items so that you won’t need to make an emergency trip to a nearby store to look for these things. If you need to unfold and tape cardboard boxes, then start this process immediately because it can take several minutes to tape the container securely.
Call Several Moving Companies
Sometimes a moving company will be booked several weeks in advance, so to hire professional movers, begin to call the companies right away. Take notes during your telephone calls to keep track of the different information such as the dates that are available for moving your possessions and the cost of the moving process. You can hire professional movers to pack your possessions in addition to loading and unloading the containers of items along with your furniture.
Have a Special Box for Your First Day in a New Home
Plan ahead by packing a special box for your first day in a home, and make sure to place eating utensils, paper cups, toilet tissue and a shower curtain in this container. Think about the items that you will need for the first day so that you won’t need to drive to a store immediately to buy certain things.