10 Stress free moving tips and tricks. Are you looking for easy and effective ways to move your belonging to your new place? In this post, we highlighted everything you need to know for a smooth moving process, plus a free-to-download checklist to keep a track of all items that you need to pack.
Moving is a stressful event for anyone. It can be time-consuming, hard work, and expensive. Besides, you need to plan everything accordingly to avoid injuries or unpleasant events during the process of moving. I have put together this guide for 10 simple ways to make your house move stress-free
Beforehand, preparation is a key point if you want a smooth move day
A key point for a smooth moving day is preparation. You need to plan and get the right people on board for the big day. Having a moving checklist planner is ideal and will help you keep a track of the moving process. Below you can download and print the Moving Checklist planner and make the house moving experience a breeze.
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Now without further ado, get ready to explore the following tips and tricks to make your move as smooth as possible.
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1. Sort out what you want to keep, donate or sell
Moving to a new house is not easy. It’s a time-consuming and stressful process. The first thing you need to do is to make an inventory of all your belongings. This will help you figure out what you want to keep, donate or sell when moving.
The most important thing is the sentimental value of each item, as this will help you make the best decision for each item. You should also think about where you are going to store your items in the new house and if you don’t see them as a well fit for your new place, is best to try and sell them to make some extra money, or donate them to people in need. Facebook groups and the marketplace is a good place to start selling unwanted stuff or donating if that’s your choice.
2. Create a packing list
First, make a list of all items that you need to pack. Then another organized packing list so that you know what items are going into each box before it gets packed up. You want to include things like dishes, clothes in drawers or bags, bedding, kitchen items, and more.
Help yourself with the above printable. Download and print a few pages, and write down all the items that you have, how many, and which box they are going in. Please note that you can only download the printable on your mobile phone.
3. Gather supplies
It’s important to gather all of the necessary supplies before you start packing your items. This includes cardboard moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, markers, scissors, and labels so that you can pack everything up quickly and add labels to each box. By doing so, you will know exactly what every box contains when need to unbox it at your new home.
4. Pack fragile items first
Glasses, mirrors, plates, electronics and gadgets, photo frames or canvas, all these fragile items, must be wrapped with either bubble wrap roll, or paper and then placed in cardboard boxes. Make sure to fill the empty space in the boxes with a bubble wrap roll to keep the items secure. Seal the boxes and place the labels so you know where to find the fragile items when unboxing.
5. Pack essentials like food, toiletries, clothes, and bedding last
Toiletries and bedding are essentials that you will need until the last day of relocating to a new home. Leave a few boxes or large carry bags easy to reach and one hour before getting ready to move gather all the essentials and pack them easily.
Depending on how big is your family, there shouldn’t be more than 4 boxes/bags with essentials, therefore, you can carry these with you in the car. Once at your new home, you can easily unpack these essentials first, before proceeding to unpack the rest of the items.
6. Find the right moving company
The first thing that crosses your mind when planning to hire a moving company is the price that you will be charged. That’s absolutely normal especially now that everyone is struggling with the cost of living. However, there are many reasons why you should go with a moving company.
Hiring a man and van service for packing the belongings, will tremendously increase the speed of moving to a new place. Besides, professionals like Van-247 are able to deal with all kinds of transporting stuff. From large furniture to aquariums, pianos, and other eccentric items, a moving company will take care of absolutely everything for you.
Make sure that they have all of the appropriate licenses, insurance, and certifications so you know that you will be covered if something gets damaged on the way to your new home.
7. Label boxes with your name and address
Mistakes can happen and if you hire a moving company sometimes they might have other boxes in their van from a different address, therefore to avoid confusion and prevent your belonging from getting lost, is best to add labels with your name, address, and phone number just in case the driver might need to contact you for delivering the parcels.
8. Prepare your pets for relocating to your new house
Moving the house is not stressful only for humans, but for pets also. They get used to know where is their favorite spot in the house and moving into a new place might feel strange for them in the beginning. Cats and dogs are easy to travel with them in the car, but for other pets such as birds, reptiles, or guinea pigs, it might be a bit tricky the moving process.
Is best to move the cats and dogs after you relocated the other pets that I’ve mentioned above. Make two journeys if necessary to avoid crowding the car with too many pets at once. Before moving your pets to your new home, make sure that their toys, cages, and climbing tower for cats are already in your new home. That way will be easier for them to accommodate into a new place stress-free.
9. Change of address and redirect all US/Royal mail to your new home
A very important thing that you need to keep in mind is to fill in the US Mail or Royal Mail (for the UK), forwarding form at least a couple of weeks before you move. After moving to your new house, you will have to change the address for all the documents and utility bills.
10. Prepare a few snacks and water for the last day when planning to move out
Relocating to a new home might seem like a stressful and time-consuming process, but if you follow the tips and tricks listed above, it shouldn’t be that difficult the whole process. Allow plenty of time and start packing your belonging as early as you can so you don’t leave it until the last minute.
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