Moving is a lot of hard work and can stress out most people.
Without proper planning, moving to a new house or new office can be an overwhelming process.
Below, we’ve included a list of handy tips for moving that are sure to help with your moving needs.
Start early. Packing always takes longer than people expect, and doing a little each day is much less stressful than trying to do it a few days before the move or even all right before your movers arrive. The sooner you begin the packing process the better.
Declutter your home. Before you start packing, it is a good idea to declutter your home. This means going through every room and deciding what stays and what needs to go. If you haven’t used something for six months, chances are you don’t need them anymore and these items can be donated to charity.
Packing the kitchen. You’re likely going to need to use your utensils, dinnerware and glasses before you move out. So pack the items that you’re not going to use in the next few weeks and hold off packing the essential stuff until a few days before the move. On the eve and day of the move, use disposables or get takeout.
Packing fragile items. Wrap glass items and breakable items with a few layers of glassine or bubble wrap to protect them during the move. Get specialty boxes for China, glassware, and similar items to give your fragile belongings more security during the move.
Place refrigerated food in coolers. If you are not moving far away, your food should stay fresh while in transit. Before trashing a refrigerator’s worth of food, try placing it in a cooler box instead. This way you won’t have to restock your entire fridge after moving into the new home.
Find a moving company that is licensed and insured. There are hundreds of moving companies out there offering different types of services at different prices and it can be hard to find the option that is best for you. Whether you require a local mover or an interstate or long distance moving company, on Shiply there is a vast range of licensed and insured movers ready to give you personalized quotes, often up to 75% cheaper than usual rates, but to get the cheapest and most accurate quotes you first need to provide them with a few details about the move.
Best of luck and happy moving! Stay focused, remember the small things, and savor the last moments in your old home.
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