Moving to a new house is a demanding task that can reorganize your life. You have to reorganize everything, pack all your items in boxes, and determine their place in your new house. While a move may be stressful, it doesn’t have to be when you know what to do. If you plan, you will have a smooth transition into your new dwelling place. Here are some tips for a stress-free move.
Prepare in advance
A lot goes into moving to a new home; therefore, you need to prepare. You should plan for tasks such as changing your address and utilities, buying the necessary supplies, and choosing a moving company. You can borrow your friends’ moving boxes to save more on your moving budget. Other supplies include bubble wraps, packing tapes, and markers to label the boxes.
Research about some packing hacks
Packing is more than hauling your stuff into boxes and applying packing tape. Therefore it is best to learn some packing hacks to make it easier. They include:
- Don’t remove the hangers on the clothes. Instead, wrap them around the hangers and slide them into garbage bags.
- Take out drawers containing your clothes and secure them instead of taking out all the stuff to pack in the boxes.
- Use linen, towels, and shirts to wrap breakable kitchenware to save on bubble wrap.
- Pack heavy stuff in suitcases.
- Roll cords separately and stuff them into toilet rolls.
- Pack weighty stuff on the bottom of the boxes and lighter ones on top.e
- Do not overpack the boxes to make them easier to lift.
Unpacking can be just as demanding as packing, especially if you don’t label your boxes. You should mark the packages by the specific item they carry and the room they will go to. Use color coding to separate the boxes room by room or use high-quality stickers that cannot fall off.
When disassembling things to pack them up, ensure you do not mix them up or lose them. You can also take pictures before dismantling to refer to when assembling them.
Hire professional movers
Enlisting a moving company can save you a lot more in the long run. Although it may be costly to hire movers, they save you more time and ensure you enjoy a stress-free move. Depending on your budget, the movers can do the packing, loading, transportation, and even unpacking. The best part is that you can get a plan that fits your budget to make a move affordable for you.
Unpack with a plan
You should prioritize unpacking to avoid getting overwhelmed. As long as you have correctly labeled the boxes, you can unpack the most important things first as you work around your new home. Ensure the movers place the boxes in the respectful rooms and have a plan when unpacking.
Rest and unwind
Do not let a move overwhelm you. You don’t have to unpack in one day, so resting and unwinding are good for your health. After unpacking your essentials, take the time to enjoy your new place.