It’s time for you to start preparing for your move, but you’d rather push the thought to the back of your mind and forget about it. You have become overwhelmed with packing even before you have started. You look around your house and see all the things that need to be boxed, wrapped and transported, and you can’t seem to make yourself start. This is a problem that many people have when moving. The look at everything all at once and see a burden bigger than the one that exists. Moving isn’t all that bad or all that hard if you organize and prepare properly. However, if you wait until the time draws nearer and nearer before you start tackling the packing, your move will indeed be even more stressful than you could have ever imagined. Two of the best tips that you will get when it comes to moving are start early and never think that you can do it all on your own.
You need to start with an organization. There is no point in trying to tackle so much packing without order. This includes getting rid of all the things you have around the house that you will never need. If they can be of use to someone else then consider having a garage sale and making a few extra bucks off of them. If not, then spend a day sorting through everything and getting rid of all the junk. Get all your paperwork filed in folders, so that they won’t get crumbled or lost during your move.
Have a family member or the nanny come over to help you with the children. Set a couple of hours for them to watch the kids and designate this time to getting some hard core packing done. This way you set yourself a limit and when the time is up, you can stop packing. It’s also a great way to keep the children happy and not in the midst of all the chaos.
Have all the supplies that you will need to pack in one place at all times. This way you won’t have to go running around for hours trying to figure out where you put the scissors or where the last place was that you saw the markers.
Label and number your boxes. Labeling your boxes will help you to remember what you have already packed as well as make it easier when you are ready to unpack as you will no what rooms each box belongs in. Numbering your boxes will help you to keep track of how many you have and know what goes missing if something does indeed get lost in transit.
Leave the cleaning supplies out. You’ll need to get some cleaning done before handing over the keys to your old home to your landlord. Instead of having to rummage through your boxes, leave them out and do the last bit of cleaning when that final box has left. It’s also a good idea to get some cleaning done before that last day, but you will still need to go over the house one more time, as with all the moving of boxes and feet walking in and out of the house, there is bound to be some dirt in the end.
Hire a moving company. Do not make the mistake of thinking that moving is a one man job, because it certainly is not. There is no way that you will be able to carry your sofa all by yourself, especially not if you want to get it to your new home without being damaged. Sutherland ShireCommercial Removalist will help to ensure that all your belongings get where they ought to be safely, and securely. Trust the hard part of moving to the professionals. In the end, it will cost you a lot less than having to replace all the valuables that will potentially get broken if you try to do it all by yourself. You will also have the opportunity to get help with some of the packaging and dismantling that you will need to get done making your job of moving a lot easier.