Moving is far from an easy task.
Although moving to the next step in life is supposed to be exciting, the months that lead up to the move, and the moving day could be one of the most stressful times in your life.
Here are 5 tips to have a hassle-free moving experience:
1. Plan ahead
Always plan your move in advance. Always.
Consider the best times and months for an easy move and plan your relocation around this research.
After deciding the date and month you’ll be moving, create a moving checklist to guide the months or days leading up to the move.
Tip: Dedicate one day to one room of the house. De-clutter the room and donate or dispose of what you don’t need.
2. Work with a professional moving company
Once you have finalized the date of your moving, find the best-rated movers, like Transferet, around you. Check online reviews and ask for recommendations. Once you have found a company that suits your needs, hire them well in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle.
If you’re confused whether to hire professional movers and packers or DIY your move, did you know that hiring professional movers is in fact cheaper than doing it yourself?
3. Pack efficiently
If there are items that you’d like to pack yourself, carefully place them in sturdy boxes and cover them in bubble wrap if they are likely to break.
Tip: Make sure you label the boxes. You can label the boxes according to the items such as winter clothes and summer clothes, or according to the room such as bathroom (bathroom supplies), kitchen (dinnerware and cutlery) and office (stationery).
4. Notify in advance
Schedule utilities such as water, electricity and wifi for the new place, and cancel utilities for the old place.
Change your mailing address for any urgent deliveries.
If moving from or to an apartment, book the elevator for move in or move out if required by your building manager.
5. Stay organized and keep your essentials close
Pack a bag with all your essentials, including important documents, chargers and toiletries, for the day of the move. You might not fully unpack for a few days so this bag will be your survival kit.
Moving might seem like a daunting process. But, with proper planning and professional help, it’ll be a breeze.
So, a quick recap of 5 tips to ensure a smooth moving process:
- Plan ahead
- Work with a professional moving company
- Pack efficiently
- Notify in advance
- Stay organized and keep your essentials close
Also, don’t forget to enjoy this transition to a new phase in your life!