You finally have the keys to your dream home! It’s all very exciting until you think about all the things you need to pack. And then unpack. Boxing and moving an entire house worth of trinkets and memories seems like a daunting task. Moving is often stressful, but we have a few helpful moving tips to help you through the process.
Utilize Your Calendar
Start planning for your big move ASAP. Use a calendar to log reminders for everything from redirecting mail to planning ways to transport perishable foods. Make a packing list and stay as organized as possible to avoid forgotten items and additional stress.
Clear It Out
Moving is the best time for a spring cleaning. Host a yard sale to clear out items that have collected over the years. But make sure you do this several weeks before the start of your move!
Instead of shelling out money for bubble wrap or packing foam, wrap breakables in clothing. Slip socks around wine glasses, and fluffy sweaters around glass baking dishes. To prevent plate breakage, buy foam plates from your local grocery store and alternate stacking the real plates with the disposable ones!
Label Your Boxes
Label the sides of each box with what’s inside and which destination room it will be unpacked in. It’s a little more work upfront, but will save a lot of hassle unpacking in your new home. Make it even easier with a color-coded system! Pick a color for each room and label the box accordingly. Label the door of each room with the corresponding color so the movers know where each box belongs.
Whether you’ve decided to hire professional movers or enlisted the help of family and friends, make sure you have everything packed in boxes before the day of the move. Loose items are more likely to be lost or broken. If you do use unpaid help, treat them to dinner and drinks afterward to thank them for their help.
Use these moving tips and you’ll be settled in in no time!