Moving is always stressful! Trying to keep everything organized, it might feel like we start losing our mind in the process. But is it so because we do it wrong? My own quite recent experience with moving has taught me that the process can be managed if following these five basic tips.
Trust me, packing your stuff the night before moving may turn out to be a nightmare. Not only because it is super stressful but also because doing that in a rush, you may end up forgetting certain things you will really need in your future place. To overcome this issue and save your nerves, start off by packing your belongings one or two weeks in advance. I am sure you would be amazed to see that the whole move-out situation is not that hectic after all.
Check good moving companies
Whether you decide to go with a moving company or find a freelance driver, make sure the driver you choose is reliable to transfer valuable things, the transferring time, price and payment methods are discussed, and you book a car beforehand. To find a good moving service, ask your friends around for recommendations or google the feedback about each moving company on the Internet. Do a proper research and pick the one that fits your expectations.
Prepare your first night box
As you probably won’t be able to unpack all the boxes at once and find the essential things that easy, preparing your first night box would be a necessity. Take a separate box, mark it as “First night box” and make sure you put there all the essentials you will need during the first night at your new place. These are usually such things as:
Simple food (for at least two meals)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Clothes to change
Phone, laptop, charges etc.
Order all the services in advance
Moving in and not having an electrical contact, an internet service available or a cable TV set up may feel like a big problem. Take care of all this in advance, or if you already have certain subscriptions and you know the services will work at your new place, just change the address and you are good to go.
Conduct a final inspection
Save your last day to go over all the shelves, drawers and cabinets. Since everything is already packed, it will be easier to notice things kept somewhere in the farthest places. Once again, no rush and the final inspection will ensure that you have not forgotten anything important. So, do not neglect it.