Regardless if it’s a short distance or long distance move, the process of moving can bring on meltdowns. However, by starting the planning procedure as early as possible, you can easily reduce stress and increase the likelihood that everything would go smoothly on the day of the move and afterward.
Below are some of the ways to be prepared for your big more after a decade:
Picture How You Like Your New House to Feel
A good thing you can do is to prepare for your move is to let go of some of your things. Get motivated by clearing the clutter through viewing it as a chance to streamline your items and let go of some stuff that you’ve wanted to get rid of. When you’re considering whether keep some of your items, imagine packing them and carrying them to your new home. Are some of them worth the effort?
Start with Virtual Move
If you don’t mind about backing up your data, today is the time to consider investing in external hard drive or consider signing up for online data storage. If you know that your digital photos and computer files are backed up safely, this will take a weight off your shoulders.
Gather Some Supplies and Consider a Garage Sale
Get some packing materials including bubble wrap, markers, tape, and boxes. Once you go through your things, you will find possessions you do not want to move. It is the right time to lighten up your load. With this, you can make some money at your garage sale, which you can use for moving expenses.
Book a Professional Moving Company
It is important to book for a professional moving company as early as possible. Choose the moving professionals you feel confident with. Then, make sure to confirm the time, date, and details of the move.
Start Packing As Soon As Possible
Start boxing up your things four weeks before the day of your move. When packing, see to it that you label each of your boxes. This will help you and your hired movers to take care of your things properly, especially your fragile items.
Prepare Your Family Members
Some of your family members might be against moving to a new home. If it is the case, you have to explain why you have to move and assure them that they’ll be fine and there is nothing to be afraid of. Besides, new place means new life experiences.
Regardless if it is your first time after so many years or you have done it before, it is always wise to work with the movers. Help your professional moving company through determining large or fragile items easily. Always be there when moving professionals load your things into the truck. You will be responsible for verifying that they’ve load everything, so it is important that your there to answer their questions and coordinate with them. Also, before movers pull away, a final check of your home would ensure that nothing’s left behind.