Moving can be a hectic process. It can be further daunting if you decide not to enlist the services of professional moving companies. Either way, the tips listed below will help you out so that you don’t lose your soul and belongings on the material day-:
Weed out the clutter before you move
Before you start packing your items, weed out all the items you think you no longer need or are not of use any more. Use avenues such as Craigslist, car boot sales, charity shops or simply give out the items you don’t need to your friends.
Pack stuff based on their destination room
Pack all the items and mark the boxes clearly based on their destination rooms. For instance, use boxes of different colors to pack items that will be going into different rooms. You may decide that all items destined for the kitchen will be packed in red boxes while everything for the basement will be packed in grey boxes.
Have a spreadsheet for everything in each box
Instead of random labeling of the boxes, use a number system and list all the boxes including the items therein in a spreadsheet. For example, box 1 contains pans, pots, silverware, and glass vases. Box 2 contains potty chair, humidifier, travel bags etc. This will help you especially when you are unpacking.
Pick the right transportation
The transportation will be dictated by the moving distance. If you are moving a short distance, more than one trip might be ideal but this is a luxury you can’t afford when you have to move long distances.
Keep simple meals during the moving week
It is preferred that you go with easy freezer meals on the week you are moving. In this manner, you will need just a few pots to prepare the meals and you can conveniently use disposable plates so that you don’t interfere with the already packed utensils.