Are you getting ready to move? Does tripping over boxes, misplacing items and wondering why you have so much stuff sound familiar? Nobody said moving was easy, but there are things you can to do make it more pleasant. Read on for three ways to make your next move a breeze.
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Designate Packing Areas
How frustrating is it when you’ve got a box packed and can’t find the tape anywhere, or when you realize your bubble wrap is all the way upstairs… but you’re in the basement? Do yourself a favor and set aside a special spot in each area of the house, complete with its own packing supplies — this means plenty of tape, spare boxes, wrap and permanent markers. You’ll find your packing to be a lot more streamlined when all you need is right at your fingertips, and you won’t get overwhelmed by too many boxes all in one place.
Have you ever heard anyone declare their undying love and devotion for moving? Probably not, and that’s because moving is an all-consuming process and can be really stressful, especially when it’s stacked on top of everything else you’ve got going on. It’s hard to focus on packing when you’ve got a job, a family, a dog who needs to go for a walk and a conference call coming up in five minutes. The question is, why bother with any of that when you can hire moving professionals to take it over completely? Knowing your personal belongings will be professionally and carefully packed, transported and unpacked will be worth its weight in gold. It might also be more affordable than you’d think.
Cut Down on Belongings
Before you start to pack everything, remember that you cannot take it all. Sure, it might take a little extra time due to being thoughtful when it comes to each item, but decluttering before you schlep everything to your new location will save you a ton of time and headaches later. Luckily, you have options for offloading your unwanted items, so they won’t end up in a landfill. You can earn some decent cash by selling clothing, furniture or other household items that are in good condition. Donate old linens to your local animal shelter and set other items out as free for the taking.
When it comes to moving, being proactive will be your best friend. Happy trails!