There are only a few things more overwhelming and stressful than a move. It is changing your life and the actual moving process and packing demand hard work and are often exhausting. Fortunately, Shark Moving can share moving tips that cover all levels of the moving process, from packing to unpacking.
If you feel stressed during the moving process, it is better to start making a list of tasks that should be completed. It is recommended to complete a few tasks every day as you are planning to move to your new home. For smooth and efficient moving advance planning plays an important role.
Create a timetable
If you don’t want to panic about the moving day, it is best to break down the job into smaller tasks. You need to plan how much time you need to find a professional moving company for local moving, find packing equipment and any other things, and create a timetable considering these. It is better to plan and prepare one month before the moving day just to be sure you will not miss anything. A moving checklist will make your move less stressful and overwhelming.
Pack what you need
You can donate or sell the items that you are not using or don’t want to take to your new home. You should get rid of the items that you have not been using for years. Selling or donating unwanted and unnecessary items will help you lighten your load and save your money and time in the end.
Pack “essentials” first
Separately pack one moving box with all the essential things to live the first day in your new home. You can label it an “Open me first” box and put personal items such as a toothbrush, toilet paper, bed sheets, towels, and any other things that you will need on your first night at home.
Label your boxes
When you are packing and labeling your boxes, it is better to label them according to the room that they belong. It will save you time and energy when you start unpacking your belongings. If you hire a professional moving company, it can also help movers to place boxes in each room that is designated. Moreover, in order to avoid writing “Bedroom” on all of the boxes, it is better to label them using a color code system.
Don’t make heavy boxes
Even if you hired professional movers, you should consider that they are not supermen. You should pack your items in the correct box size and save the movers or your back. If you have many books, it is advisable to put them into small boxes to make them more manageable to carry for movers.
Take photos of your furniture
When you disassemble your furniture, you can face some challenges to assemble them in your new home. If you hire an affordable moving company that covers packing, assembling, and disassembling processes, you can sit back and enjoy the process. However, if you decide to do them yourself, it is better to take pictures so you remember how it was and what goes where.
Choose the right moving company
Before hiring any professional moving company, you should read online reviews, get advice from friends or acquaintances who moved recently and get quotes from the moving companies. We shared a separate blog on “How to choose the right moving company”, so you can use it as a guide when you make the decision. It is also important to choose the right size moving truck. If you hired a moving company, they will advise you by considering your items and apartment.