3 Things To Consider When Moving
Moving to a new home is an exciting and significant life event – it may involve relocating to a different city, starting a new job, taking the next step in a relationship or it may just be time for a fresh start.
But before you can enjoy your new home, you have to set about the task of packing up your stuff, which can be daunting and even anxiety-inducing.
There’s no denying that packing up your home is a serious task, but with the right strategy and approach, it is possible to take some of the stress out of the process. In fact, if you plan ahead, set aside enough time and hire the right movers who will treat your belongings as though they are their own, you’ll do just fine.
Here are three tips to help make your moving day as stress-free and successful as possible:
- Create a Storage Back-Up Plan
- Have a Clear, Organized Process for Packing
- Protect Your Delicate Belongings
Over time, our homes can begin to collect more stuff than we need or want, and there’s no better time to purge than during a move to a new place. But even so, there may still be more items you need to hold onto than you have space for in your new home. There’s no need to clutter up your new home by cramming in as much as possible.
Storage facilities are there for a reason – many people need that extra space outside of the home to stow away materials that are worth keeping but aren’t needed in your daily household routine. Renting storage space is an affordable way to keep your home tidy and organized, and make the transition to your new place that much simpler.
Organization is crucial when moving to a new place and will be particularly important when it comes time to unpack. Rather than throwing the nearest item in the nearest box, group your belongings in a way that will make sense when you get to your new home. Label boxes carefully and with detail. That way, you’ll know where to find everything when you need it – without having to sort through a room full of boxes.
Consider the journey that your boxes will travel and take the necessary care to ensure that your breakable valuables are properly packed. Otherwise you may end up with boxes filled with broken pieces of your best China dinnerware.
Moving to a new place can be both exciting and overwhelming, but by planning ahead and putting thought and care into each stage of the move, it can be a smooth and positive experience. Remember that at any point, if you need to set aside some of your belongings while you sort out the finer details, there are secure, clean and affordable storage units available for rent.
Posted on February 1, 2016 | Packing Tips