7 Moving Tips that Will Make Your Life Easier
Maybe you find the thought of moving to a different place with your family thrilling, but you’ll probably feel overwhelmed after you find out how much effort it requires. As if leaving to another place isn’t stressful enough, you’ll need to take care of million different things before even leaving. Luckily, we have a couple of tips that could make the whole process a lot easier:
Don’t Wait Until the Last Moment
Leaving all the packing for the last couple of days could make your family’s life a nightmare. One of the main reasons for moving related stress it the feeling you won’t be able to make it in time. The key to eliminating stress is to start preparing at least a couple of week in advance. That will give you enough time to sort through your stuff
and perhaps see what items you can eliminate and get rid of. Now you won’t get into a situation where you could easily forget something in a hurry, or bring stuff you’ll never need.
One Room at a Time
Packing one room at a time is the wisest way to approach moving. Otherwise, you might feel lost going from one part of your house to another, not knowing what you might have missed. So, resist the urge to go to the next room until you have completely finished one. Maybe your spouse could take one room, and your children can tidy up their own. Make sure that boxes are designated especially for each room, and don’t put other stuff inside. This way you’ll be able to retrace your steps if you want to find something.
Getting to your new house and not knowing where to find the stuff you might need at first will bite a large chunk of your time. To avoid relying on instinct, you should definitely consider labeling. During a move, labeling is the best move you could think of. So, put labels on everything you bring, and follow up with a checklist where you can reference everything you’ve labeled.
Clean Your Old House
Don’t neglect cleaning your old place just because you’ll be leaving it soon. Although you might think it’s a waste of time, it is much easier to pack in a clean, organized space. Also, you might be legally required to clean before leaving, to get back the deposit you paid, and to leave the place in a state you found it, for the next tenants. If your house is not thoroughly cleaned at the end of your lease, you and your family face the risk of losing some or even the full bond deposit. So, before leaving, you need to make sure that the windows are clean and intact, walls painted, furniture wiped and spotless, garden tidy and much more. All in all, it requires a lot of your time, so maybe it’s best to leave bond cleaning to professionals to avoid the hassle!
Sort Through the Mess
Moving gives you a chance to get rid of all the unnecessary items you’ve accumulated over the years. And if you’ve have lived there for a longer period, chances are you’ll have much to throw out. You don’t want to carry stuff you don’t use anymore, and that you’ll also pile up in your new home. Inspect every room, closet or drawer, and throw away everything that either isn’t useful or doesn’t have great emotional value.
Bring Essential Things with You
Whether you are moving across far away, or just nearby, you should always carry a bag of essentials, to help you last at least one, or a couple of nights, before unpacking. You can’t allow that you or your children are not able to function properly before you have settled in. So, at all times, you need to have a change of clothes, phone chargers, personal hygiene products, and maybe some snacks ready. You’ll be able to access them quickly without going through many boxes!
Organize the Unpacking
Bringing your stuff to the new place is just a part of the job. Once you’ve unpacked, it’s time to organize and decide where everything will go. Since the dimensions of the new house won’t be the same, you will have to do some measuring and shopping for new items that fit. As with moving out, it’s best to go one room at a time. Set realistic goals for moving in, and work at your own pace, to avoid putting pressure on yourself and your family.
Depending on how you look at it, moving can be an inconvenience or an adventure. Since you’re starting a new life with your loved ones, it’s essential to stay positive and driven
With just a bit of work, you could make it an enjoyable experience for the whole family!