House moving is one of the most challenging jobs for anyone in today’s day to day busy life. Most people get quite overwhelmed by the prospect of moving a home. But don’t panic, if you plan everything your move will be stress-free. Well, I will say it is your examination of how better you can organize the things! With proper planning, you can minimize stress and increase the likelihood that everything will go smoothly on moving day and afterward.
I am putting you in front of you some general guidelines to keep in mind when planning a house move.
Get rid of unwanted items from your home:
Most of the people have the habit of storing old, not functional, expired, broken or unwanted items in their home. You are not alone, it is a human nature! So very first step is to go through these items and sort out which are really useful for you and the rest you should garbage, sell or donate.
Gather important papers in a fireproof lockbox:
You should keep important documents like passport, essential certificates, other vital records and sensitive financial documents in a lockbox. When moving day arrives, this box should come with you in your car.
Make your packing schedule:
Here I will suggest you do this process room by room. Make a list of packing items and organize based on their priority. Items which are used less frequently should be packed first and the essentials at the last.
Use proper capacity packing boxes:
Depending on the size and weight of the items, you need to choose the correct Moving boxes or packing material to avoid in between drama during a move.
Use an easy labeling system:
- As each box is packed, just slap a label in the upper-left-hand corner of every side of the box. The upper-left-hand corner is the place everyone looks first so that’s where the label goes. Slap a label on every side of the box.
- Use color-coding box labels depending on which room the box will go in, and then number each box. Keep a separate record with a list of the contents of each numbered box. Then when you are unpacking, you can simply check your master list to see which box you need.
Pack the Essentials Last:
The concept of the “Survival Box“ is very important. It’s a box containing the essentials of life: coffeemaker and children’s necessaries items, bed sheets and blankets and pillows. Put it in the truck last, so it’s first out in the new house. Your Survival Box should contain all those items you’ll need for the first day and night in your new home.
With small children, think about including dishes, cereal and the paraphernalia of a family breakfast.
Choosing a right House Mover:
Of course, there is more than one way to move. Depending on the size of your home, the distance of the move, your budget, and the amount of time you have to get yourself situated, you might choose to rent a truck and move yourself, hire a house movers to do the job, or use a ‘you pack; we drive’ service.
If you want to hire a mover than research few moving companies, get recommendations from friends and family who have recently moved and also get quotes from at least three to four Licensed Moving Companies. After that select one of them which is best for you.
I am sure if you follow my above-mentioned tips your move will be stress-free.