Getting yourself ready for an upcoming move can be stressful. No matter how long you have lived somewhere, whether it has only been a year, or ten years, it can still be very overwhelming. Before you do anything in regard to your move, stop and think about how you will tackle the move from start to finish. Here are some tips for helping make sure your move is as stress-free as possible!
Create a Timeline
Your home will not be packed in one day. Once you understand that you will begin to feel less stressed about your upcoming move. Create a realistic timeline for yourself. Carve out time each day for tackling one space or one room at a time. Start with the areas that are less used so that when you pack, you won’t miss those items. Even putting aside an hour a day will help get the job done.
Determine What Stays, What Goes and What Gets Donated
Once you have decided where to start, make piles of what stays, goes and will be donated. If you have larger items that need to be hauled away consider calling a company to help pick up those items such as lawn equipment, large furniture, or overall junk. If you have items that you plan on donating, schedule a donation day for your items to be picked up and add that date to your timeline so that you do not forget!
Pick Up Packing Supplies
While you are creating your timeline, schedule a time to pick up packing supplies. A great place to get these supplies is through our website. The best items to purchase for your upcoming move are bubble wrap for fragile items, boxes in various sizes, as well as packing tape and labels! The more you can provide and have packed up before your movers arrive will ultimately reduce your overall moving expenses.
Work Systematically Through the House
It is very tempting to just pick up random items, throw them in a box and call it a day. However, this method can lead to issues when you are unloading, as the items will not be organized. As you work through each room in your space, make sure to keep similar items together. Be sure to label all boxes as clearly as possible – this will be a time saver when you are unloading!
Moving can be stressful but it does not have to be that way if you are properly prepared! As always, Pack & Load Services is dedicated to customer satisfaction, click here to learn more about our wide range of services available to you!