Say Goodbye To Stressful Home Moves For Good
Peter and I are moving apartments pretty soon so I have moving on the mind. When should we start packing? What's the best way to move our furniture? How can I make it super organized? The questions go on and on and basically it's just making my anxiety go a little sadjflksadjflkadsjfl. LOL.
If you are planning on moving anytime soon, then you will no doubt be feeling even a little bit of what I am feeling. There is a lot to think about when you are in the process of searching for a new place, on top of things that come after like forwarding mail, getting internet set up, etc. However, moving day is probably the most stressful day, at least to me. After all, it is such a huge task getting everything boxed up and ready to move.
Thankfully, though, your moving day doesn’t have to be full of stress. There are a few things you can do to make it easier for you and your family. Read on to find out more.
Don’t Rush Packing
One big mistake that many people make is leaving their packing until the very last minute. I asked Peter a few days ago, how long he thought it would take for us to pack up our whole apartment that way I could start gauging how soon we need to start packing up the rooms. His response, a few hours.... HAHA I think not. The earlier you start packing up your current home, the better. You will be well organized and ready to put all your boxes and furniture into the moving van without the last minute fluster of just throwing stuff everywhere. If you have plenty of time while you are packing, it’s also a good idea to go through your things and see if there is anything that you no longer need. This can be donated to a charity shop or sold, helping you reduce the amount that you need to take with you. I am doing this now. We have a month until the move so I have started in our spare bathroom and will continue on in that fashion going through piece by piece and packing up what we don't need in the immediate future.
Hire A Moving Firm
If you are going someplace down the road or even in the same city you might not need a moving firm and can just rely on some really good friends (that's what we are doing). However, if you are doing a farther move across state lines you could try moving yourself, but this will only add to your stress. It will be a lot more beneficial for you to hire a moving firm to take care of this for you. As you can see on https://artisanmovers.com, many moving firms are highly professional and will take good care of all your belongings. Some of them can even be hired to pack for you too, which will be one other load off your mind. These next few I would highly recommend for those larger moves.
Take Out Moving Insurance If you do hire a moving firm to take care of moving your belongings and furniture, you should make sure that they have plenty of insurance to cover the items in transit. If the company that you choose to go with doesn't provide you with any insurance, it’s really important that you find some yourself. You can take a look at https://movinginsurance.com to see what kinds of things these insurance policies cover.
Look For A Good Conveyancing Solicitor
Being well prepared is always going to be a big advantage when you come to move. One way to be better prepared is to find a reputable conveyancing solicitor. These are the legal professionals who take care of the legal side of the move. It’s worth hiring a firm who will be time efficient as this will ensure that everything goes through in plenty of time. You can also have peace of mind knowing that your proposed moving date won’t be pushed back. Believe me, if the date does end up being pushed back at the last minute, you will find it very stressful indeed!
Write A Moving Checklist
Don’t forget to write a moving checklist - this will ensure you don’t forget to do anything! I love lists. No matter how often I think I am going to remember everything, I just don't. That's why you really should make a list of things you need to do before the move, after you move and a list of all of your items so you don't forget ANYTHING! How awful would that be haha.
Hopefully, all of these pointers help you enjoy a stress-free move!
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