All You Need to Know About Moving Fast and Hassle Free
There's no other time in life when you're going to feel the emotion of a new beginning then when you’re moving to a new house. While it can be a very exciting time, having to pack all your stuff and move it to your new home is also quite stressful. Getting all your valuables, electronics, kitchenware, clothes and furniture from one place to another is certainly not simple. To make it easier, you should always hire professionals to help you out and also keep these following tips in mind.
Sort, donate, sell or discard
You'd be surprised to find out there are a lot of people who just cannot seem to bring themselves to throwing away the things they don't need. The best way to get rid of the things you don't need is to either sell them, donate them or just throw them away. Yes, it's that simple. In most cases though, it's recommended that you go through your things a few months prior to the move, especially if you want to sell them on the internet or organize a garage sale and sell them there.
Make lists, check them very carefully
If you want your move to be stress-free, then you need to be very well organized. This means making lists of all the institutions and people you have to get in touch with prior to moving. Some of them include subscriptions you have to change, government offices, utility companies, schools and so forth. On top of that, you should also make a second list on which there are the names of those who need to know your new address, including coworkers, friends and family members.
One of the most important supplies you certainly don't want to run out of on moving day are boxes. If you plan to do the packing on your own, then you need to get plenty of boxes from the local grocery stores, big box stores and so forth. You should also ensure that you have plenty of bubble wrap, furniture padding, and tape to have the peace of mind that your belongings are going to reach their destination undamaged. And if you have heavy items that need special handling, you may want to consider hiring a dolly and a professional to help you load them into the truck.
Everything needs to be labeled when you're moving home, and that’s because it would be a nightmare and also extremely time-consuming to have to unpack everything just because you cannot find a single item. Not only is listing contents very important, but you should also label the boxes with a destination such as basement or master bedroom.
Pack an open me first box
The last thing you'll want when you finally move to your new place is to sort through several boxes to find the clothes and toiletries you need. That is why in order to avoid such situations, you need to consider getting an open me first box that contains a change of clothing for each member in your family, including medicines, shampoo, soap and towels.