How to ensure that your moving day runs smoothly

movers-5421630Moving can be a very exciting time, but mostly it is a very stressful time. In fact, moving is up there on the list of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, it is important to recognize how much work a move actually is. ┬áIf you are gearing up for a move, read on for some helpful tips that can hopefully make your moving process a little bit easier.

  1. Give yourself plenty of time

People tend to wait until the last minute before they start packing for a move and then they are surprised when they are rushing to get all of their stuff out on time. Moving always takes longer than you expect it to, which is why it is important to give yourself plenty of time. Moving is also a very physically challenging task, so don’t try to get it all done in a short period of time. It is important that you give your body time to rest during your move so that you won’t be completely exhausted for days after.

  1. Realize that you have a lot of stuff

One of the most common things that people say when moving is that they cannot believe how much stuff they have. People never realize how much stuff they have until they start moving. When preparing for you move be sure to get extra packing supplies so that you are not caught off guard when you realize that you haven’t even started packing up the bathroom yet.

  1. Ged rid of the stuff you don’t use anymore

One of the great things about moving is that it allows you a natural space to purge all of your junk. When you are packing up your stuff, don’t take everything with you. Create a donation pile with stuff that you no longer want or need. When you are packing up your closet and you come across something that you hadn’t even realized was missing, toss it in to the donation pile. There is no point in bringing a bunch of junk to your new space if all you are going to do is toss it in a drawer somewhere to forget about it.

  1. Hire a moving service

This tip cannot be stressed enough. A moving service can make all of your moving stresses disappear. If you are thinking that there is no way that you could ever afford a moving service, think again. Many moving service charge by the hour, which means that if you get organized and prepared before the movers show up, they can do all the heavy lifting and you can pay a minimal amount. Anyway, hiring a moving service is worth every penny. Search around in your area for a moving company that is offering a discount, it will surely be worth your time.

6 Ways To Prepare For a Move

moversMoving can be a stressful time for anyone. Along with the anxieties of moving to a new city, state, or street you also have to deal with how you are going to get your things there in once piece. Not to worry most people have to move a few times in their life so know you are not alone. Many movers do not know about all the potential resources available to them as they begin the moving process. Here is a list of things that may help you lessen the stress of your move and help you feel excited about starting a new chapter of your life.

  1. Purchase Materials

There are quite a number of things you can buy to make moving just a little bit simpler. Most of them can be found at your local hardware store and are fairly cheap to buy. Boxes, duct tape, permanent markers, packing peanuts, scissors, cleaning solution all make excellent additions to a moving kit. If you want to spend a bit more you can always purchase or rent a dolly to handle those big loads.

  1. Pack Before Moving day

This little tip can save you a lot of time and worry on moving day. I cannot tell you how many times I have waited until the day of to start packing and been completely overwhelmed at the amount of stuff I need to put away before I can load it into my car. Not only did it make moving take a few extra hours that wasn’t necessary but I also lost a few things as I forgot to put them away as I was frantically packing. Try to spread packing out over a week. Just do one box a night after you get home from work and everything will seem more manageable.

  1. Hire a Moving Company

I know this seems like an necessary step, but trust me this makes the whole process go a lot smoother. While it might be cheaper to call up a few of your friends to help out, things will become more complicated as you try to figure out how to transport your mattress in your friend’s sedan. People might drop out at the last minute leaving you without a plan. So call up your local moving company they will have the manpower and experience needed to get your things into your new home.

  1. Talk to your Landlord

Your landlord needs to know when you are moving out to prepare your space for a new tenant. Its a quick thing to do and you may even get your deposit back. If you own your home feel free to ignore this step.

  1. Purchase a Storage Unit

Storage units are great for the versatility they offer the mover. It is a sad thing to admit but many things can go wrong during a big move and storage units offer a helpful backup plan for that purpose. For example some of your furniture might not fit in your new space or your new home or apartment might unexpectedly not be ready for you to move in yet. So call your local storage unit rental facility.