Does a stress-free move even exist? We’re here to tell you that it does, and give you some advice for helping it along. You might not believe it now, but take a look through the following 9 tips and see how they can help you. You’d be surprised!
- Spend Plenty Of Time Planning The Move
It might seem like a no brainer, but the longer you spend planning the move, the easier the day itself will be. Give yourself more time than you need to book services, pack your things, sign documents, and prepare your family.
- Find Sitters For The Day
On the day of the move, you may want to find sitters if you have pets/kids. Getting everything packed up and moved can be difficult without them, let alone with them asking questions and getting under your feet.
- Label Your Boxes
Labeling your boxes accurately by room and what’s inside the box will help you once you arrive at your destination. Don’t mix items; ensure items from the same room go in the same box.
- Create A ‘Moving Day Box’ For Each Family Member
This is a great tip, but especially great for a long distance move. A moving day box can ensure each family member has everything they need. You could include a book, a charger, a comforting toy, toothbrush, toiletries, and
anything else you may need at a moment’s notice.
- Hire Trusted Movers and Packers To Help You
Hiring trusted movers and packers will take a weight off your shoulders. Many services will not only move your things safely but pack them and unpack them for you effectively too. This can help to make long distance moving much less stressful.
- Make A List
Lists can help you to stay focused. Ticking things off can be very satisfying, too! Make lists of things you need to get, things you need to take, and other things you need to do.
- Keep Your Valuables Safe
There’s nothing worse than worrying about your valuables on moving day. If you can, keep them with you. At the very least you’ll need to pack them carefully or ensure you hire movers and packers with the experience to know how to handle them. You may also want to check/update your homeowners’ insurance, and hang on to important papers and phone numbers.
- Don’t Take Absolutely Everything To Your New Location
There are likely a few things you can leave at home. Is there anything you can sell or give away? Start decluttering and you’ll have less stress because you won’t have to cart as much to your new location.
- Say Goodbye To Your Loved Ones
Leave plenty of time to say goodbye to your loved ones. Have family get togethers. Go for meals. Arrange play dates for your kids. Give everybody ample time to say goodbye so you don’t leave with any regrets and you make some awesome memories to take to your new location.
If you’re looking for movers in Ocala, Gainesville, The Villages, or Philadelphia contact us today to see how we can help you to have a stress-free move.