So, you’ve finally decided to make the big move to the city. This should be a time full of excitement and opportunity but can oftentimes be overshadowed by the stress of moving itself. Don’t worry, there are many options out there for you to explore to help make moving to your new place as streamlined and stress-free as possible. Read on for some helpful tips.
Downsize your belongings before you start packing
There’s no point in moving things that you no longer have a use for. We all have a closet or a junk drawer filled with things that we don’t need. Now is the perfect time to downsize so that you don’t have to worry about packing and moving unnecessary items. Consider donating or selling your unwanted belongings to free up space in the moving truck. Furniture is another thing that you may want to consider when downsizing. Depending on the size of your new place you may want to donate or sell some of your larger pieces that may not fit. Another option would be to rent a storage unit for the items that you might not have room for but don’t want to get rid of. Remember, this is another monthly expense that you will need to factor in.
Pack early, do not procrastinate!
Now that you have gotten rid of the things that you no longer need, it’s time to organize and pack. Packing your stuff before moving is probably the most stressful part of the entire experience. It can be overwhelming and very time-consuming, leading many people to put it off until the last minute. The best way to minimize the stress of packing is to have a plan and to start early. Set some clearly labeled moving boxes in each room, and then add to them little-by-little until they are full. This allows you to pack at your leisure while keeping your most used items available to you until the last minute.
The best way to make sure that you have a low-stress moving day is to make sure that you have the help that you need to accomplish the job quickly and safely. If you are moving a long distance away, you may want to consider a moving service. This takes away the stress of the moving process and puts it in the hands of professionals. If you are only moving a short distance, you may want to enlist the help of your friends and family. This can be a low-cost way to get the job done. Just remember to use proper lifting techniques to avoid injuring yourself. The last thing you want is a thrown out back before you’re even moved in.
Stress-Free Cleaning & Unpacking
Unpacking is another part of moving that can often seem overwhelming, however, it does not have to be. If you plan ahead you will have a much easier time. Before you unpack, you should clean and sanitize all surfaces in your new apartment. You may not have all of the supplies you need, and since you are in a new city you may not know where to get them. Consider having your cleaning supplies delivered to you with a mobile delivery app. This can save you time while you have other things to worry about. Once you’ve cleaned the place, now it’s time to start unpacking. Start organized by making sure each box is in the appropriate room before you begin to unpack. Take your time and unpack your essentials first before moving on to lesser-used items. It may also be helpful to do one room at a time. Taking the focus off of the larger picture and focusing on smaller tasks will make the job much easier and stress-free.
Whether you are moving across the country or to your closest city, planning ahead will make your big move a more enjoyable experience overall.