Moving Can Be Difficult: 5 Ways to Make it Easier and More Productive

Moving Can Be Difficult: 5 Ways to Make it Easier and More Productive
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    >Whether you’re moving across town or to the other side of the world, you want the move to go as smoothly and easily as possible.

    The most convenient way to move is by hiring professionals, but that may not be in the budget.

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Invest in the Right Tools

Moving is hard on your body, and it’s also hard on your personal belongings if you aren’t careful. Trying to move heavy furniture can damage your back, and what happens to everything in the box if you drop it? Before you start moving, make sure that you’re getting the tools you need. This includes trolleys for easily moving heavy items, sturdy boxes, packing materials and some friends to help you with the move. There are several companies like SHS Trolleys can help you with the safety equipment, and your local storage centers usually have collections of boxes for sale.

Plan Ahead

Assemble supplies ahead of time, work off a to-do list and start packing early. If you are bringing in a professional to help you with furniture or the drive, make sure those arrangements are put in place early. Otherwise, you could wind up struggling to find someone to help you at the last minute.

Schedule Vet Appointments

If you have pets, you need to consider how they’ll handle the move. Cats can usually be tranquilized ahead of time, and your vet can fill you in on important moving tips for your dog. However, you won’t be able to call on the day of the move and see the vet. Make an appointment ahead of time to ensure that you’re ready to transport your animals.

Don’t Move the Clutter

The less you have to pack and move, the faster the process will go. As soon as you know you’re going to move, start purging. If you don’t love it, need it or use, then you don’t want to deal with moving it. Get rid of it now. Keep track of donations for the tax write-off, or sell items online for extra cash. If you have a professional team helping, that clutter will cost you through higher fees. If you’re doing it yourself, you’ll spend more time dealing with it.

Remember the Inventory

It takes a few minutes to label boxes with the items inside and mark them with numbers. However, this is the best way to avoid losing a box without realizing. It also makes it easier to get boxes in the right rooms later and find what you’re looking for. The inventory may seem like a hassle now, but you’ll be glad you have it later.

When it’s time to move, make the process faster and easier by following these tips. The importance of the right safety equipment cannot be overstated, and the inventory will greatly simplify your life when it’s time to unpack. Perhaps most importantly, take the time to plan and reserve any services ahead of time to avoid scrambling later.

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