Moving and Packing Tips for a Delightful Move
You’ve got to be moving!
Packing up your life and switching houses doesn't have to feel like the end of the world, but if you know how before starting then it'll go about as smoothly for both parties involved.
Learn what's important in packing boxes when making moves across town or out into new states - happily ever after should happen at this point already because we're doing everything right with our preparation.
1. Get Rid Of As Many Things [As Possible]
The first thing you should do when moving into a new place is going through every inch and get rid of everything that isn't necessary. It may seem like an overwhelming task, but with some determination in mind-pushing the “clean slate” mentality it becomes much easier!
Before packing anything for your move make sure there are no unused items or pieces laying around as these will only add more weight to carry during transportation—and take up precious space inside too (not mentioning all those potential dust bunnies under furniture).
2. Making your Moving Folder
A moving folder is a great way to collect all the information you'll need for your move in one place.
Start by putting together new addresses, rental or purchase papers, and more on paper so that it can serve as both an index of what's been collected but also hard copies if anything happens during or after the process when batteries die out with electronic versions like phones/computers.
3. Book Early In the Planning
If you're hiring moving services, renting supplies, or hiring professionals such as painters or cleaners to work on the house, book early. Waiting to do so could mean paying a higher price, or not being able to get a truck or movers at all, particularly if it's peak moving season.
4. Schedule utilities for your new place
Once the dates are finalized, contact your utility providers to schedule service at your new home.
You don't want to arrive there, tired from the move, only to find that the electricity, water, or heat is off.
Schedule it ahead of time, and keep records of your requests in your moving folder. At the same time, request service stops for your move-out date at your current home.
5. Keep the essentials with you
On the night before you move, make sure that everything essential for a few days at least is tucked away in a suitcase or bag. Include clothes to change into after getting home from your new location as well as any medications needed while traveling there like painkillers and allergy medicine; On the night before you move, tuck everyday essentials—a change of clothes and toothbrush (but don't forget your medication!), must-have stuffed animals or toys for kids in tow as well!
If catastrophe strikes on moving day itself: at least there will be some items with which to entertain yourself until it is resolved.
6. Get a truck with a loading ramp
If you're a DIY mover, it's crucial to have the right truck and equipment for your job. A standard pickup may be able to carry one or two boxes at most—and even then only if they are both small enough that there is room underneath!
If this isn't possible then renting such as heavy-duty truck will make things much easier on yourself in terms of time spent handling all those bulky pieces; plus you'll avoid aches after long days driving around town picking people up