Moving to a new home is never easy. There’s a lot of stress involved, especially if you fail to organize well and leave everything for the last minute. The key to a successful relocation is to take enough time to plan and schedule assistance and transportation.
The job becomes increasingly more difficult if you choose to do it on your own, so help from family, friends, or a professional moving service is always preferable.
If you are planning to move to a new place soon, you want to make the transition as smooth as possible, even if it means paying extra for the privilege. I hired Gorilla Movers for my recent move and they showed me why hiring a professional moving service is money well-spent and I will also help you prepare in advance so you won’t sweat it when things get hectic.
Prep in Advance
If you don’t know where to start, I recommend you begin stocking up on boxes, tapes, and markers that will help you determine what you want to take to your new apartment and what stays.
It is vital to find boxes of proper size, shape, and quality so you can safely pack all your belongings without any risk of damage.
You can use markers to write down the content of each box to make the unpacking easier because it can be quite difficult to find a hairdryer or an iron when you are surrounded by a pile of boxes in your new apartment.
Keep Documents Close
Moving can quickly turn chaotic if you are not careful. Poor organization makes it very easy to misplace documents, memorabilia, bills, contracts, or anything you might need close by.
Take one purse or a backpack where you keep your laptop and put all important items inside so there would be no confusion when you later try to find your ID, passport, or a lease contract.
Make sure the bag is with you at all times during the process, for one, to avoid theft and misplacement, and two, to have quick access.
Say Goodbye To Old Stuff
Moving is the best opportunity to ditch things you’d been hoarding over the years finally. Every home is filled with unnecessary things that we don’t know why we’ve kept for years without ever needing them.
The prime suspect is old clothes that clog closets, and we just leave them there because we don’t know what to do. Now you can throw it away or donate or sell it to secondhand shops or online.
The same rule can be applied to old furniture, appliances, or anything you deem replaceable or not worthy moving over to a new apartment.
There’s also the psychological benefit that relieves stress and sets you free from things you will never need anyway. Cleaning your apartment and getting ready to move means starting fresh with very little clinging to the past.
Start today with small things. Pack something every day, and when the moving date finally comes, you will be ready without breaking a sweat.
You should start with things you won’t be needed immediately or in the first days or weeks of moving in. Pack off-season clothing, books, or anything nonessential initially.
Schedule In Time
A professional moving service can alleviate a lot of stress and physical strain involved in relocating. Sure, you can pack all your things alone, but bringing them all down to the truck, loading, and unloading to your new apartment is an enormous effort.
One company can organize all that, and all you have to do is schedule in time and let the pros do all the heavy lifting for you, without worrying about damage.