Relocating is an extensive process with many moving parts. Many people often feel overwhelmed when they’re getting ready to relocate to a new house. Here are a few key steps to take to make moving less stressful and enjoy a smooth transition to a new home.
Color Code Your Boxes
An easy way to keep all of your boxes organized is to use a specific color for different areas of the house. Moving.Tips actually claims that this system is “the easiest and most preferred method for labeling boxes for moving.”
Color coding your boxes ensure that your items are easy to find when it’s time to unload everything. Using colored tape and markers will make it easy to label each box and know where it needs to be placed in the new house.
Purge Your Home
Removing unwanted or unneeded items from your home before your move will not only give you fewer belongings to pack, but it will give you a fresh start in your new home.
As All Storage Online explains, “The last thing you want to do when you’re moving to a new house is waste time packing items that you’re going to throw away once you’re in your new place. With that in mind, it makes sense to go through your belongings carefully before you’re set to move in.”
Start by getting rid of items that haven’t been used in the last year, items your children have outgrown, and items that you’ll want to buy new once you move. You can also host a garage sale with your discarded items to obtain funds to put towards your move.
Keep an Inventory of Valuable Items
It can be easy for certain items to become lost when you’re transporting jewelry items and electronics. Create an excel sheet of valuable items in each room of the home to ensure that everything can be accounted for once you begin unpacking.
Pack Your Boxes and Truck Strategically
The way that you pack each box, as well as the moving truck, can affect how much space you use and ultimately how much money you spend on moving materials.
Pack larger, heavier items in smaller boxes to prevent containers from breaking due to too much weight. Lighter items like blankets or stuffed animals can be stored in larger boxes.
Pack a Bag of Essentials
Moving homes can make it difficult to have what you need on hand with everything packed away in boxes. You’ll want to pack a bag of essentials that will make it easy to access your toiletries, snacks, and medicine as you’re in the middle of the transition. Important documents and a change of clothes can also prove to be useful.
Moving doesn’t have to be complicated or overly challenging. With a little planning, you can avoid excess stress and look forward to your life in your new home.
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