Moving to a new house or apartment can be exciting, but it can also be stressful and tedious. Here are a few tips to make your moving day as hassle-free as possible.
Clean Up And Declutter
Before starting to pack, go through all your belongings and get rid of what you do not use. It will save you time while packing and unpacking. Give what you are discarding to charity organizations or second-hand shops.
Get Some Boxes
Start gathering boxes well in advance. Nothing is more stressful than running around at the last minute trying to find some. Check with local restaurants. They often have right sized boxes in which their supplies come in, that end up in the recycling bin. Ask permission to get the boxes in the container.
Start Packing In Advance
Do not wait until the last minute to start packing. Pack up what you will not use between now and your moving day and stack the boxes in a little-used room.
Plan What You Will Need
Plan what you will need at the last minute before moving and what you will need to unpack quickly once you have moved. Make a list and keep those for last when packing.
Know How To Pack
Some simple tricks can help to make the move more quickly. Instead of packing all of your clothes in boxes or bins, take the drawers out of your dresser. You can put them in big garbage bags or wrap them in sheets if you are afraid the clothing might fall out. For your clothes hanging in the closet, spread a big blanket or a solid sheet on your bed, take out an armful of clothes, with the hangers still on, and lay them on the sheet. Knot the four corners of the bed sheet together to make a bundle. Repeat until your closet is empty. It makes packing and unpacking a lot quicker.
As for your delicate dishes, instead of wrapping them in newspaper and having to wash everything when you unpack, wrap them in clean dishcloths or towels. You can also use Scott towels. You can then reuse the Scott towels and make one wash load of towels.
Identify Your Boxes
Identify what is in each box, and write in big letters the room where it will go.
Plan For Extras
Always plan some extra money for unexpected expenses. Whether for the truck rental or an unforeseen mishap. If you are short on cash, a same day loan could help you out. The money is deposited in your account within twenty-four hours.
On moving day, put one person in charge of directing the movers, whether it is you or a person you trust. That person should stand at the entrance and tell each person as they come in where to put the furniture or boxes. If possible, bring in the appliances first, the furniture second and keep the boxes for last.
At the end of the day, why not pay the beer and pizza for everyone that came to help out? Everybody will be happy, and it will make for a good start in your new home!