Moving is quite the experience. It creates a mixture of happiness, excitement, fear, exhaustion, and more conflicting emotions. It is definitely an exciting experience; you get to move to a new place and start a new life, make new friends and have a new community. As exciting as this is, having your worries about the change is perfectly normal. Starting a new life is a wonderful opportunity, but it’s still ok to be a bit anxious about it. To help you feel more relaxed and focus on starting a wonderful new chapter, here are a few tips that will help you out through the move.
Get Rid of What You Don’t Need
People get surprised at the stuff they find when they’re getting ready to move; old stuff they don’t even remember what they are, broken things that they said they’ll throw away but forgot to, old notebooks, and so much more. Whenever you stumble upon any of these things, if you don’t really need them, just dispose of them. You’ll find yourself getting rid of huge piles of stuff that took too much space you can use for other valuable items. The next step is to look for the bigger stuff that you probably won’t need, for example, broken furniture that even if repaired will still not function properly, any furniture you think is out of style, and so on. If you come across some things that you don’t need anymore but are still functional, giving them away is the best thing to do.
Find a Moving Company that Suits You
There are numerous moving companies out there, and many of them are quite decent, but not all of them offer the services you need. Moving out is a more complicated process than you think so you need to hire movers that will make the process smooth and easier for you. As recommended at evlmoving.com/moving-tools, when you search for a moving company, find one that has the tools you need for safely packing and moving your valuable items. You probably already have stuff packed in boxes, but the movers must pack all the boxes safely in the moving van to ensure their safety. Another really important thing you should look for in a moving company is insurance that guarantees 100% safety of your items, and in case of any damages, the company is responsible for repairs or getting you a new item to replace a damaged one.
Make a Checklist
Look through all your stuff and make a checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything. You may make the list based on the rooms in your home, for example, kitchen items, bedroom items, appliances, etc.; a good idea would be to make the same list twice, one for packing and the other for unpacking. Whenever you pack something, check it off the list, and when unpacking, just do the same. This will make your life much easier and much more organized, plus, it guarantees you don’t forget anything valuable.
Label Your Boxes Clearly
During the move, everyone forgets where they kept their stuff and which boxes have which items. Putting clear labels on boxes saves you the hassle of having to search through all the boxes to find certain stuff. You also need to make sure your boxes are well wrapped so your stuff doesn’t fall out. Another thing you should keep in mind is that each room’s stuff doesn’t get mixed up with another. For example, if you used 3 large boxes and a suitcase for your kitchen items, make sure all the boxes and the suitcase are together and clearly and properly labeled. If you mix up stuff from different rooms, unpacking will be a huge hassle as well as extremely stressful. Save all the effort and time on unpacking to focus on settling in and start the new, exciting life you set up for.
Take Pictures of Things You May Forget
Since you will probably pack your stuff in different containers, you need to have another way to remember where you placed them. Some items are in boxes, while others are in suitcases; some drawers may be wrapped with the stuff inside them so you don’t have to put them again in the drawers. Take pictures to make it easier for you to find whatever you’re looking for faster. The best thing about taking pictures is that it won’t take much time but it will greatly save you time and effort.
Moving is inevitable in the life of everyone but for each stage, moving is more exciting and starts an even more remarkable chapter in your life. Each move is more significant than the other, and the easier you make it for yourself, the more you enjoy the journey and make beautiful memories during the process. Likewise, enjoy your move and the wonderful life you set out to start.