Getting ready for a big move?
Nervous about the time it will take you to pack?
Don’t be. Moving can be one of the most stressful activities you’ll undertake, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
With the right mindset and preparation techniques, your move can be turned into a breeze.
Read on for 5 tips on how to make your moving day easier.
1) Label Your Boxes
When it comes to moving, there is no such thing as over labeling.
Labeling your boxes will make your life easier because you’ll know exactly where everything is when you get to your new place.
Additionally, your movers will know to take extra care with any box marked “fragile”. It will save you a lot of time when you’re unpacking if you know what’s in every box.
2) Have a Garage Sale
One obvious way to make your move easier is to have fewer things to move in the first place. Accomplish this by hosting a garage sale.
Put up signs around your neighborhood advertising your sale starting one week in advance. On the day of the sale, display your stuff in an appealing fashion and try to get rid of it all. Lower your prices as the day goes on.
Have the mindset that everything must go. If you were willing to sell it in the first place it was probably not very important to you.
You can use the money from the garage sale to help pay your moving fee or buy new things for your new house.
3) Put Away Your Pets
Before the movers arrive it’s important that you secure your pets.
Even if your dogs are extra friendly, you don’t want the moving process slowing down because your dog is jumping all over the movers.
You also want to make sure your pup or cat is safe. With big furniture being moved all around it’s important to keep pets out of harm’s way.
4) Unplug Your Electronics
It’s a good idea to unplug your appliances and electronics before your movers arrive.
This will save them the hassle of having to unplug things and wrap up the cords. Make sure to remember how you had things plugged in so you can mimic it in your new house.
A few pictures of your cable system or back of the tv will help you remember.
5) Pack a “First Night” Box
Pack a box for you to use on your first night in your new home.
By the time you get everything moved into your new house, you’re going to be exhausted and not wanting to open a million different boxes to get what you need.
Pack a box and label it “first night”. Fill it with comfort items like pajamas, toiletries, and your favorite book.
Follow These Steps for a Smooth Moving Day
Follow these steps before your movers arrive to make sure your moving day goes great.
Hiring a moving company is the best way to help reduce stress during a move.
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