There's no easy way to move! Any way you approach it, moving can seem like an incredible task. Whether you're moving to a new home because of a job transfer, or you simply need more space to spread out, moving can be a necessary evil. However, there are a few simple ways to make the entire process an easier one.
Make Sure You Have The Right Materials
Have you ever approached a home improvement project, but did not have the right tools? It probably took hours longer than necessary and was much harder, just because you wanted to save yourself a trip to the hardware store. If you want to move into a new house, you need to approach it like that home improvement project – but it can be hard to gather all the materials you need if you do not know what they are!
Look for sturdy boxes to hold your belongings. Also, take advantage of any luggage that you may have and use them to transport clothing or even heavy books since shipment with rollers are perfect for heavy items.
Look for special wardrobes boxes with a metal bar across the top for any clothing that's stored inside your wardrobes. You'll be able to move the clothing from one rack to another without worrying about taking anything off a hanger (plus the bottom of the box is ideal for shoes!). Do not forget about packing paper and sturdy tape so your boxes stay together while they're being moved from one home to the other.
Protect Valuables And Breakables
If you're packing everything yourself, make sure that you adequately pack up your valuables and breakables. Many people choose to use newspaper or special packing paper and wrap everything individually before placing it inside a box. However, if you have a lot of linens, such as bed sheets or towels, you can use these items to protect your dishes or any valuable knick knacks. You'll save money, plus save yourself the extra step of packing up your linens.
Make Sure You Can Easily Find Necessities
The first night in a new home can be exhausting. Chances are good that you've spent hours moving boxes and furniture, plus even more time trying to unpack and get organized. Unless you're planning on doing everything before you go to bed, you're going to want to have some clean linens on your bed before you crash on it! Make sure that a few necessities, such as towels and linens, pyjamas and a change of clothing, medication and bandages are easily accessible so you can take a shower and get a good night's sleep.
If you're moving house, a little preparation can help ensure that the entire process from start to finish goes smoothly. Making sure you have the right types of packing materials, that you properly protect your valuables and breakables, and that you can easily find a few necessities that first night will all keep your move from turning chaotic.