How to Make Moving to a New Place Easier

How to Make Moving to a New Place Easier
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    Moving can be such a hassle sometimes.

    There are so many factors that determine the stress that you will experience on your actual moving day.


Have you worked with your moving company before? Are you packed? Do you know where everything is? Even if you are very organized, moving can cause a high level of anxiety.

However, there are proven ways that you can reduce your stress level, allowing moving to not completely overwhelm you.

Never Pack Alone

Even if you’re a minimalist with barely any items to pack, moving is a daunting activity. Invite a few friends over to help us clean out your closet, get some boxes and start organising your move.

If you wait until the last minute, you are likely to throw everything in boxes haphazardly, causing items to break or get lost.

Take Pictures

Put that camera phone to use. Before you tape and seal your box, take a picture of all of your belongings within the box. When you are unpacking, you’ll thank yourself for being this organized.

By taking this approach, you will eliminate the time wasted trying to remember which box has your daughter’s favorite stuffed animal. You could just take a quick look at your picture cheat sheet and identify the right box immediately.

Snap Photos of Furniture

Do you remember how long it took you to put together that furniture? Well, snap a photo this time as you take it part so you can remember exactly where pieces go. This will save you a massive headache in the future.

Another alternative is to hire an excellent furniture assembly company that will provide a quality and professional service. Hiring a company like Flatpack Assembly Services will ensure that you will have a hassle-free build, which is also convenient and stress-free.

Label Your Boxes by Room

Moving is not just overwhelming, it can be exhausting and confusing. If you safely pack your items but you don’t remember what’s where, then you will create a mess of opened boxes in your new house.

It will take you weeks or months to get properly settled in because you’ll still be figuring out where everything is packed. Instead, label the boxes according to the room of the house they belong. This also makes things easier for the movers. They can just see how the box is labeled and know where they need to drop the boxes off when they arrive at the new place.

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Use Colored Packing Tape to Organize

Take it one step further and color-coordinate your packing. Use colored packing tape to differentiate boxes that belong in your kitchen versus your master bedroom. This will allow your labels to stand out, making it much easier to move. If the movers just have to see “blue” and know they have to go upstairs to the right, it will save them time. This also will come in handy when you start unpacking your items.

Ask to be First

You may not think about it, but movers are working folks. Chances are that you are not their first job of the day. If that’s the case, they may be tired from their previous jobs. Instead of taking the risk, ask the moving company to bump up your move to the first job of the day. While you can’t guarantee that the movers will be more conscientious and industrious at that time, you will feel more comfortable knowing that you are the first priority of the day.

other valuable tips:

Carry Important Items

Not all items belong on the moving truck. If you have a precious heirloom from your grandmother, put it in your purse. Is there a document that if you lost it, it would cause you months or years of aggravation? Put it in a folder and carry it. If there’s an item that you shouldn’t leave out of your sight, don’t risk it. If your purse is too small, put all of your essential items in a suitcase and carry it as if you were traveling.

Additionally, remember that you won’t be able to open the door to your new place without your keys. Remember not to pack your new keys!

Even though moving can be quite a stressful time in your life, there are specific tasks that you can do to improve your experience. By enlisting help and carefully organizing your moving strategy, you will be done and moved in before you know it.

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