Tips To Make Home Moving Easy And Safe
Moving into a new home, especially for the first time, can be stressful for many, but with these tips, you’ll be able to move in feeling little if any pressure!
1. When Packing, Create One Box for “First Day Essentials”
The day you move in, there’s no way you’ll have time to unpack every single box and put each and every item in its designated spot. That’s why smart home-movers come up with a “First Day Essentials” box containing items their family with need for the first day without having to rummage through several boxes. Some local movers recommend using a different box for first day essentials such as a plastic box as opposed to a cardboard box, so it stands out from all of your other moving boxes. Your first day essentials box should contain your family’s toothbrushes and toothpaste, hairbrushes, a roll of toilet paper, any medications or vitamins you or your family members take, pajamas, an outfit or two for each family member, paper plates and plastic-ware, and whatever else you know you’ll need for your first day.
2. Keep, Sell, Donate, or Throw Out?
Before packing, make four piles: Keep, sell, donate, and throw out. For the items that you don’t want but can’t bring yourself to simply give or donate it, that’s when you make consider selling it. An item that is broken or rundown may be best to be put in the “throw out” pile. Also consider putting items up on Ebay approximately six weeks before you move, and host a yard sell two or three weeks before the move to ensure you’ll be able to sell off the items you no longer want in time, saving plenty of room in your moving boxes for things you actually want to keep. Plus, nobody wants clutter and unwanted items in their new home! Photo Credit: Simplify and Restart
3. Organize and Plan Ahead your Moving Tasks
Before, during, and after the move, it’s important to keep organized by creating tasks for what you’ll do each day in relation to your home shift. For example, before the move, maybe you’ll make plans to contact family and friends exactly one week before the move to help you unpack. During the move, maybe you’ll plan to have all your household items packed and ready at least two weeks before your move out, and maybe you’ll plan to have all your kitchen products unpacked by day three after you move in your new home. Scheduling and keeping tasks throughout your move makes everything so much easier, plus, you’re less likely to be stressed knowing you already have everything under control!
4. When Unpacking, Be Sure to Prioritize
So many movers anticipate decorating and prettying up their new home, but don’t make that mistake. First, lay out all your furniture and fill up your kitchen cabinets and drawers. All decorative items go last! When you just move in, you’re going to want things unpacked based on importance. Chairs, plates, cups, beds and mattresses, and towels are likely to be more necessary than candles, picture frames, artwork, and decorative mirrors, so be sure to unpack the decorative items last. After all, when you first move in, everything should be set up by what you need, not by how you want it to look at the moment! You’ll have plenty of time to decorate as you wish after you unpack the things you and your family need first and foremost.