You’re not the only one who’s dreading moving day. It can be a stressful, hectic time for anyone. So here are ten tips to help you get started on your move with less stress and more success!
1. Write a Moving Checklist
Make a list of all the things that need to be done before moving. That way, you can keep track of what’s been done and what still needs to be done. A moving checklist can help make your day more efficient and focus on getting everything done on time.
2. Get Rid of All Unnecessary Items
If you can do it, try to pare down what you’re bringing to your new place. If you don’t need it or rarely use it, get rid of it! One of the most stressful parts of moving is packing and unpacking all your items. Please do yourself a favor by unloading unneeded items beforehand so they won’t have to be packed and moved.
3. Label Your Boxes by Room
Not only should you label your boxes by their contents, but also by the room that they belong in. That way, when you get to your new place, unpacking will be easier because everything can go directly into its designated area.
4. Start Early
Don’t wait until the last minute to do your packing because you’re bound to be anxious and stressed. The earlier you begin packing, the more prepared you’ll be for moving day. You can even get any necessary repairs on broken items well before your move.
5. Hire a Reputable Moving Company
Further stress will be minimized by hiring a moving company. If you need to move across town or even across the country, their services are invaluable because they take most of the work out of your hands. And with less heavy lifting for you to do, they can help prevent injuries and make your moving day go more smoothly.
6. Stick to Your Moving Day Schedule
If you’re renting a moving truck, stick to your schedule and don’t get held up at the last minute. It may be challenging to stick to the timetable if traffic gets snarled or an accident slows things down. But try to avoid detours and early stops because it will only make you more stressed.
7. Change of Address
Start the process of changing your address at least two weeks before moving day. That way, you can start getting your mail forwarded to your new place and not worry about missing important pieces of mail.
8. Cleaning Services
Hire a cleaning service for your old place. That way you only have to worry about packing, not also cleaning before you move.
9. Prepare all Necessary Documents
Have all the necessary documents ready to go so you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything. You’ll need your driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance papers, and any pertinent medical information for yourself or family members who are moving.
10. Get Plenty of Rest
Last but not least, make sure you get plenty of rest the night before moving day. That way, you’ll be at your best when it comes to getting everything done on time.
In 2016, 11.2% of the United States population moved, according to the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the CPS. All those people had to go through this stressful process, and if you’re reading this, we’re sure you will overcome it and make a new adventure out of your moving experience. For more information on how we can help make your moving day easier and more efficient, call us today.