Whether you're moving across town or across the country, there's no doubt that moving can be difficult! After all, you're packing up all of your worldly belongings and transporting them to a completely new environment. Instead of stressing over your upcoming move, however, just keep these tips in mind for an easy and stress-free relocation process.
7 Things You Must Do When Relocating
1. Start Organizing, Cleaning, and Packing
In the weeks or months leading up to your move, it's time to get organized and think about the best way to pack everything up. Begin by going through your belongings and getting rid of as many things as you possible can. Separate all of your items into three categories: keep, donate, and sell. Then, consider hosting a garage sale or setting up an online sellers account like eBay.
2. Pack Carefully
Begin stocking up on cardboard boxes, packing tape, cushions, and other materials as soon as possible. Start with a room that doesn't get used every day, like a craft room or office, and begin sorting your belongings into carefully labeled boxes. Make sure you're using sturdy, reinforced boxes, packing heavier and/or fragile items in smaller boxes, and labeling every box by the room it belongs to.
3. Create an "Open Me First" Box
Moving day is going to be busy, so make it as easy as possible on yourself. Prepare a bag to keep with you at all times, full of important items like your phone charger, wallet, personal items, snacks, a change of clothes, and your necessary toiletries.
4. Before Moving Your Stuff In, Clean
If at all possible, try to clean out your new home before you start moving things in. After all, doing a thoroughly deep clean will be much easier without furniture or other items in the way.
5. Figure Out the Logistics
Make a detailed plan for how you are shipping your belongings, what day you will be moving, and how you will get to your new home. If you need to hire professional movers, do it as far in advance as you can. This will ensure a more affordable rate. Consider these packing tricks:
- label moving boxes by room
- keep a list of items that are in each box
- keep your most valuable possessions with you
6. On Moving Day, Keep a Cool Head
Try to be organized and clear on moving day, and make a rough schedule of when you'd like to have everything moved by. Coordinate with your movers, whether they're professionally hired or friends and family, and be as flexible as you can.
7. Take One Step at a Time
Relocating to a new area can seem overwhelming. We recommend setting small goals. Search for homes for just 20 minutes. Pack just one box for the move. Make a list of pros and cons for just one community. You'll be ready to relocate in no time.
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