How many people do you know that go “Hurray, we are moving! Can’t wait for it to start!”? Exactly but, it doesn’t have to be that way. Many horror stories that you heard about this process stem from bad beginnings, disorganization and faulty practices. These are the same principles that can be applied to any sphere in life. Moving should be an exciting time as the change is often for the good and better.
With moving comes a chance for a brand-new beginning, new ideas and layout to flourish from your mind as your new place becomes a blank canvas. With that out of the way, it is quite easy to change all of that. With some, hopefully, useful tips and tricks that we got prepared for you, you should be done in no time. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here they are.
1. Mental preparation
It may sound silly but taking some time to absorb and grasp the situation can help along the way. By mentally imagining all that could happen, you are doing an early stress test and are preparing your mind for what’s to come. Yes, there will be a bit of chaos, clutter and hard work. Mountains of boxes, the seemingly never-ending cycle of packing and unpacking, with all the hustle and commotion as people are running left and right. What you should do is embrace the preemptive way of thinking, as this happens to all moving processes. Once you do, it becomes that much easier to deal with it once it starts to appear before your eyes. Since you’ve done the prep work, there is little that can surprise you.
2. Early start, the best result
Whether you are moving your apartment, the entire house or an office, doing it all in one day is the best recipe for madness and utter chaos. Not to mention that it’s needlessly complicated and almost impossible. By starting early, you can do a lot of prep work which will be proven invaluable when the moving moment comes. Some prep work that you can do is stocking up on the moving necessities. Quality, or at least whole and sturdy, cardboard boxes, duct tape, scissors, labels, markers, bags, paper, wrapping paper etc. are all essentials that will come in handy.
After that, you can even pack some of the stuff and move it right away. These so-called, non-essential items are what you can function without and they can be moved ahead of schedule. Or if for any reason they can’t be moved, you can at least pre-pack them and neatly store them by the side until moving day comes. You know when the date comes and you have all the time beforehand to plan and prepare. Best to make the utmost use out of it!
3. Ask for help
You are not alone in this, even though you may not even know it. There is no need to break your back as there are many options for help that are lying around. Plenty of your friends and family can be called upon and pizza with beer is a tradition at this point as a form of payment. The entire moving process becomes twice as fast with a pair of hands or an additional vehicle.
Also, if all of this sounds like too much, there is no shame in seeking out professional help. Plenty of companies have experienced workers, equipment and practical knowhow in this area. Searching for the best one for you, like 2 Men Removals, can be a single google search away. Word of mouth is golden and online reviews are your go-to standard for picking the best option for your situation. If you are still on the edge about this, but it is all on paper consider the time, money and energy that you will be putting in. When you compare all of that with the alternative, it’s more than profitable to hire someone to do this for you. Which will leave you with plenty of time to focus on other, more important things
4. Dismantle and label
You are probably looking at that massive sofa or the broad dining table and are already measuring your doors and windows, trying to find the best way to cram that thru. This is without the headache of transporting and getting it into your new place. But by dismantling it into smaller pieces, you can make the whole process that much easier. It gets practical to lift, carry and transport a table surface with the legs detached.
Also, you get a lot more space for storing other things on the way. The other part of this tip is to label all, and we mean all, of the boxes. Colour-coded or with different tape, letters or in any way that makes sense to you makes the moving process more organized. That way you know which box goes where which needs more care and what can go first and last on the moving truck.
While all of this may seem like just too much for you to handle, the most important step is taking that first box and putting the first item in it. After that, comes the next one and so on. After a bit, you will be in the midst of things and they will get going in their natural way. Before you know it, you will be relaxing in your new place. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.