You’re moving into a new home. It should be an invigorating, exciting experience. Instead, it’s usually a stressful one. But, moving doesn’t have to be a bad experience. In fact, with a few tips, you can increase the likelihood that your house moving will be smooth and stress-free.
Make A List
There are many things you should prepare in advance of a move. There are people to call, vendors to contact, moving companies to compare and dozens of other tasks. You can’t possible keep everything organized in your head. Take some time and write down a list of the tasks you need to do in preparation for your moving day.
Throw Unnecessary Items Out
We tend to accumulate items the longer we live in one place. Chances are, you have a lot of things that you’ve collected that aren’t worth moving. In fact, some people have literally discarded half of their belongings simply because they’ve accumulated useless things over the years. Throw the extra stuff out. It’ll save you the hassle of packing, moving it and unpacking it at your new home.
Have A Packing Strategy
Packing can be one of the messiest tasks during a house moving. Or, it can be smooth. Everything depends upon your packing strategy. Group similar items together. Pack books with books and DVDs with DVDs. If you don’t plan to use a certain kitchen place setting for awhile, pack it with other items that aren’t used frequently. Put stickers on the boxes to detail the items inside. This packing strategy can eliminate a lot of stress.
Make A List Of Vendors
Make a separate list for your vendors. These are the companies that provide a service to you. For example, your list may include magazine subscriptions, cable TV, bottled water and other services. You’ll need to call them to change your billing (and delivery) address.
Moving doesn’t have to grate on your nerves. Ultimately, the stress you experience (and the time it takes to move) are dependent upon your planning. Follow the moving tips above to help ensure everything goes smoothly on your moving day.