Change is always hard, but more often than not it is completely necessary. One of the toughest changes is moving and although moving your business or room can be hard, moving your home is by far the most stressful. There are so many things to do, so many issues to address and all the time you are on the run. Still, where there is a will there is a way. With the proper organization you can make it all work in no time. Here are some tips and tricks that we hope might help.
Leave Your Previous Home Presentable
When leaving, leave for good and it is only fair that you leave the place in same or better condition than you got it in. Be thorough when cleaning the place since you want no leftovers of your former lifestyle here. However, more important than this is that you tie all loose ends in the form of bills and leases. Make sure that no remaining debts are following you to your new home or that they will remain to haunt your former landlord. Also, cancel any subscriptions you may have on your former address or redirect them to the new one.
Make a List
In the rush of move, things get lost or more often forgotten. Do not allow this to happen to you, but sit down and make a checklist of all the things you need to do. Any slip-ups in the planning stage can cause serious problems or setbacks later on so take as much time as you need in order to make a solid plan. Another thing about making lists is prioritizing and although you want to get all done not everything is of the same importance. Make sure that you always have your priorities set strait.
Use Proper Boxes
Moving your furniture is physically hard but also quite simple to organize. You need a vehicle and you need help, but what to do about all the tiny items from your home that you need as well. The answer to this is: pack them in cardboard boxes. This is not as easy as it sounds since many items might be fragile and they must be packed with special care. Wrapping the item in one layer of paper and multiple layers of bubble wrap than fastening it all with a duct tape, before you put it in a box will make its transportation a lot safer.
Consider Special Storage
Sometimes however, your new home will be significantly larger than the old one and you will have no place for all of your old stuff. Throwing them away is not an option since you never know when you will need them and some of them might even have a sentimental value. Because of this, it would be best to consider portable shelters, as leasing this type of structures is by far the most inexpensive and reliable way to keep all your old stuff safe and sound.
Hire a Professional Help
The entire process of moving can be a complicated thing so it is never bad advice to hire a professional aid. From moving to cleaning, each of these companies can make your life significantly easier, but this idea might not agree with your budget. Some of moving companies can also deceit you by not putting the full price on their advertisement. Although this is not completely moral, it is a legal grey area so thread carefully and ask the right questions.
As you can see, with just a bit of proper organization, your move can go quite painlessly. The most important things are that you dedicate as much time as you need to the planning stage, that you carefully pack your belongings and that you never be afraid of asking a professional help. By following just these few simple rules, you will ensure that your home move will be as stress-free as possible.
Exclusively written for Homes Re-Imagined, LLC by Lillian Connors