Moving can be a stressful situation no matter who you are. Some people’s stress levels are higher than others during this process, and it usually comes down to a feeling of being “scattered”. Let’s face it, when you move, your comfort zone is thrown into turmoil – everything is picked up and spread around. Not only that, but it takes work. Balancing a big move with work and all of the other responsibilities of life is no easy task.
In this post, we’ll be covering everything you need to know to make moving as easy as possible.
Decide whether you want to move with a U-haul, or to hire professional movers.
This comes down to how many things you want to move, how much time you have, and the level of energy you’re willing to expend on the project. Take a look at your home and determine what you’re willing to do. If you decide to hire the professionals, figure out an appropriate move date.
Make an inventory of your items.
This way you can establish a number of factors such as:
- The amount of moving space you’re going to need
- Which items you should pack first
- How and where you’re going to store your items throughout the move
- How much time it will take you to pack
- How much time it will take you to unpack
Get rid of anything you no longer want.
This part can be difficult. Even if you haven’t used, admired, or even thought about something in several years, it’s still your thing. However, the more items you can get rid of, the easier the move, and the less clutter you’ll have at your new place.
One thing that can make you feel better about parting with an item you no longer need is to give it away to someone you care about, or donate it to charity. After all, it’s probably a better feeling knowing your stuff is being used and enjoyed by someone else, rather than sitting in a dump somewhere.
Get all of your moving supplies together.
- Moving equipment
And anything else you might need for transporting your possessions.
Next, be sure to pack similar items together – put the kitchen items with the kitchen items, put the bathroom items with the bathroom items, etc. This will make unpacking far easier.
Contact Everyone Who Needs To Know About Your Move
If you need a couple of days off from work, contact your employer and let them know. This will substantially reduce your stress on moving day.
Also, be sure to disconnect your electric, gas, telephone, internet, and other services to be switched over to your new address on the appropriate date. Contact anyone who needs to know you’re moving.
Moving Because You’re Buying or Selling a House?
Whether you’re buying or selling a house, you’re going to be moving. Perhaps there is some information you don’t know and need to know about either endeavor. You can find out everything you need to know here.