Moving home? This is always an exciting time and the start of a new chapter, but the move itself can be stressful. Fortunately, there are plenty of handy moving hacks and tips that can make moving much easier and less stressful. So, if you are moving anytime soon then keep reading to discover moving tips that will get this new chapter off to a smooth start.
One of the best tips for moving is simply to get started. You do not want to be boxing up items on the day of the move, so you should start making a plan from the moment that you have confirmed the move. You can even start packing items up that you will not need in the interim and get rid of anything that you no longer need.
Buy New Packing Materials
You don’t want to be using old boxes and plastic bags when moving your precious valuables. It is much easier, safer and more efficient to buy new packing materials that will give you confidence when moving your important items. This will include high-quality boxes, tape and labels.
Keep An Inventory
The organization is the key to success and one of the best moving hacks. It is smart to keep a record of what each box contains on a spreadsheet and to clearly label each box. This will make it much easier to track your possessions and can be helpful when you start to unpack in your new home.
Find Someone to Look After the Kids & Pets
On moving day, you do not have to be looking after the kids while carrying out the move. It can be confusing and stressful for kids, so it is best to have someone look after them (and any pets) so that you can crack on and focus entirely on the move.
Compare Removals Companies
The company that you choose to carry out the move will have a huge bearing on how successful (and stressful) the day is. You should take your time to research removals companies online paying close attention to the services, reviews, and costs. Additionally, many will have their own moving hacks that you can browse to make the day much easier.
Before settling on a company, you should always speak to someone and get any questions that you have answered. It is also important to get a quote before entering an agreement.
Make Plans For Large, Valuable & Awkward Items
When moving home, it is not the boxes and bags that cause stress. It is the large, valuable, and awkward items that you have, including furniture. This is why you should plan ahead of time how you will safely move these items and what you can do to minimize damage.
Ask For Help
In addition to a removals company, it is always helpful to have an extra set of hands or two. In addition to carrying items, they might be able to help by staying at one property while you drive over to the other or simply by providing moral support. Just be sure to reward them for their help at the end of the day – pizza is always a good option!
Moving Hacks and Tips For an Easy Move
Hopefully, these moving hacks and tips will come in handy and help you to have a stress-free move.
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Alex Grogoyan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in popular platforms such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.