Moving is tough. There is so much to remember, do, and pack, which can be overwhelming. But are there things you could do to make moving less stressful? Of course, there are!
We will be sharing 5 tips that have helped lots of people move with lesser stress. We hope they’ll help you too.
- Pack Less
Pack less? Well, yeah. To be honest, if you remodeled your living space, I’m sure you’d have a lot to throw out. This would be especially true if you’re a hoarder. Throw away items that you’ve not used for a while and items you don’t plan to use.
Before packing or even while you pack, declutter your space. You’ll find out that you have less to pack and less to worry about.
- Pack Early
“Yea, sure! But it’s just my bedroom and the kitchen. I’ll get to it sometime before the moving day”.
Uh, no. Pack early. 80% of the stress you experience when you move comes from packing. You worry about what to pack, how to pack it, and when to pack.
If you begin early, you will take care of three things – when to pack, what to pack, and if you’ve packed it. How? It keeps you organized, and level headed so you can keep track of these things.
Don’t procrastinate. Start packing today. In fact, a good rule of thumb is to start packing a month to your moving day. To help you stay on track, make a packing schedule.
- Make a Packing Checklist
You don’t want to run around your house on the moving day, reopening boxes to know if you’ve packed your china coffee mug set.
To prevent this, make a packing checklist but not just any packing checklist. Make a detailed packing checklist, and that means making lists within lists.
For example, make a master checklist for the whole house, including your room, kitchen, laundry room, and so on. Also, make mini-checklists for every part of your home where you write out everything you need to pack.
This tactic would help you account for everything while also making the packing process quick.
- Don’t Stuff a Packing Box
Yea, just don’t. The goal isn’t to break the backs of the movers as they try to carry your boxes. So, make it easy for them to move your boxes by packing according to size.
- Protect the Breakables
Unless you intend to get new glassware, you need to protect your breakables while moving. This includes your plates, glasses, and coffee cups.
The easiest way to protect breakable objects when moving is by padding it. So even if you place another box on it or it gets roughed up, they won’t break. Use thick pieces of paper and padding to protect them.
Let’s face it, moving would always be stressful, but it also shouldn’t have to be the nightmare that it is. It can be less stressful as long as you follow these tips we have shared. Want to avoid the stress of packing? Hire a Regina moving company like VMoveU and let us take care of it all for you.