Moving to a new house is exciting. You enjoy living in a brand-new home, meet new neighbors, and utilize the amazing facilities around. But that’s after you move. You have a lot to do before you move, and that’s the most stressful part. From packing your belongings to arranging appropriate transport to move those belonging to your new house, you need to take care of everything. If you are wondering how you will manage everything alone, here are a few tips that will help make your moving experience stress-free:

1. Make a list

You have to keep a lot in mind before moving. Sometimes, you may feel overwhelmed with the entire experience. Instead of trying to remember everything, try making a list. For example, write down everything you need to pack, the people you have to call, the additional packing materials you need to buy, and whom to make how much payment. You can make a list easier to follow by mentioning the timeline. Suppose you need to pack everything by the coming weekend and then make the rest of the new home’s down payment on Monday. This makes it easier to finish your pending work in time and not wait for last-minute hustles.

2. Plan your packing in advance

Even if you call a professional packing and moving company, you will still need to do some packing alone. For example, you have to pack your clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, bedcovers, bed sheets, cushions, pillows, toiletries, and kitchen essentials way before the packing team arrives. And you will also have to buy boxes to pack these things. Planning your packing in advance helps the packers and movers work quickly after they arrive. You can even mark the boxes so that the people responsible for loading them on the truck handle them carefully.

3. Hire professional packers and movers

A moving company can make your moving experience completely stress-free. They take charge of packing everything safely, marking and labeling the boxes, loading them on trucks, unloading them in your new house, and putting the boxes in rooms according to your requirements. All you need to do is visit, get quotes, hire a reliable company and let the experts handle everything. They will bring packing materials and list everything they are packing. This helps to match the items and make sure they loaded everything correctly once they unload the boxes in your new house.

4. Declutter early

Unwanted items in your house can create a mess while packing. Suppose you have unused, damaged appliances that you didn’t throw away. They not only take up space but also come in the way of your packing process. You need to get rid of these things as early as possible. It also helps to reduce the number of items you finally take to your new house. You will also end up saving a significant amount of money because the transport company will charge you according to the volume of goods you send. The lesser the volume, the lower the amount payable.

5. Start small

Moving is a giant step for many. But you should take small steps well in advance to not make it a complicated process at the last moment. Starting small means planning everything steps by step. If you have enough food that will last for three more days before moving, you can wrap up your kitchen utilities. Bring your utensils and crockery in one place to pack everything quickly. It helps to avoid forgetting small things like bottle openers, oven mitts, and similar items. You can keep bringing things as the moving day approaches to help the packing team pack everything quickly.

6. Keep important documents in one place

Make sure you make a file or dedicate an entire box for essential documents, such as the house deeds, insurance papers, wills, and passports. Keep this box in a place where you won’t lose or forget it before moving. Label it properly so that you can find it first thing after moving to the new house. You can even scan some of the important documents and save them in your email inbox or cloud storage for future references if you lose the respective paperwork.

7. Sort out items you can’t move

Some items take space unnecessarily. You can easily avoid moving these items and reduce your packing volume. Things such as tins of chemicals or paints, plants with soil in the pots, or unused gardening equipment can stay behind. Alternatively, you can donate them if there are any interested takers around. If you still want to take them, ask the moving company to pack them carefully. But it’s best to leave items like petrol-fuelled tools and machines to avoid accidents in the truck.

Moving doesn’t have to be a stressful experience if you follow these tips. Plan everything and get some helping hand to make your moving day memorable.

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