Moving into a new home involves some organizing — but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process! In fact, starting this new chapter in your life should be fun and exciting. Move-in day should be celebrated instead of stressed, so it’s a good idea to be prepared ahead of time. After all, you only move into your dream home every so often...
Knowing how to move in a smooth and stress-free way will ensure that this special day is as incredible as you’ve always hoped. Check out our tips and tricks for an efficient move!
Getting rid of, or donating, unnecessary or old items and clothing will make your move that much simpler. Ask yourself if what you’re holding in your hands is truly needed and necessary in your new home. If it isn’t, donate it! What a great way to help yourself while helping others. Pro tip: start this process early! When move-in day arrives, your load will be so much lighter.
Part of efficient packing and moving means saving as much as you can on the cost - and the space. In order to avoid excessive plastic, wrap breakable items in clothing. This way, you won’t have to deal with plastic that you have to throw away and a waste of money. You’ll also free up room from your boxes of clothes!
As you go through each room in your home, make sure to keep items in labeled, respective boxes. This way, when you go to unpack, you’ll know exactly where everything is and won’t have to waste any time rummaging through boxes.
Of course, an incredible moving company can make a huge difference in your experience. Make sure to do your research online (think user reviews) and get a word-of-mouth recommendation if you can. Make sure to do this ahead of time, preferably three weeks, so that you can schedule the one that you want without having to worry about them being overbooked.
Before the big move, make sure to cancel any subscriptions or accounts that you need to, and update your address on what services will be transferred over to your new address. When all of your utility and home services are up-to-date, you can spend your time focusing on getting settled in.
There’s nothing more helpful than utilizing your space correctly. Use the pots and pans in your kitchen to hold smaller, loose items like a towel stand, spice containers, silverware, and more. Get creative — you can pack smaller items into their larger counterparts to truly save yourself the headache.
Although no process can be perfect, with these efficient tips in mind, you’re sure to have a great move! When you keep a positive outlook on the day ahead, maybe play some music, or get all of your friends to help with some appetizer and drinks as an incentive, your moving day will turn into a party!
Before your big move, keep in mind that efficient practices will make the process go that much smoother. From proper packing to pre-move preparations, taking control of your move will have a big impact on you and your family. Good luck and enjoy your new dream home!