When you plan to move you certainly go through mixed emotions in your mind. There might be exciting but on the other side there is sadness, loneliness, you feel scared etc. So it is a problem and you certainly need to work for your betterment so as to have a happy moving. Given below are some tips on how you can make moving to a new place happy one.
Get yourself organized first
Moving to a new place is something which is not easy and you need to do a lot of planning before it. Make a master plan and write it down for reference. After this make a list of all the do’s and don’ts. Also, make a list of the things you want to take it along with you to your new place and the things that you won’t require. Divide that list into the things to be sold, the things to be donated and the things to be thrown. Pack all your consumer essentials and discard what you don’t really want to use in future.
Plan accordingly so that you don’t leave anything for the last minute. Last-minute packing can result in confusion, and you may forget to take something which is important to you. Make that list with a peaceful mind. You might think that this step is time-wasting, but it will help you get rid of a lot of troubles and will save you a lot of time in the coming days. Even in this, you need to prepare yourself. So look out for emotional blocks and see that you cure them and become mentally stronger.
Sell or throw away all impractical furniture
Moving to a new place is the time when you actually need to get rid of all of your not-so-required furniture. It is the best time to get away from the things that you are not going to use that is the one which you will never use in the future. Transporting such things in your move will be a misuse of time and money. So the best thing you can do is sell them ahead of time. You could sell your old stuff that is still in an operational condition on secondhand sites. If the furniture is not in good shape and can’t be sold, it’s better to throw them or give it to someone needy as they might fix it and make it operational.
Moving is also the chance to buy new furniture. If you want to embellish your new house with new furniture, then try to opt for furniture online. Purchasing furniture online is very suitable and is more reliable than local vendors in your new location. Many online furniture selling websites have the latest and modern furniture, and they willingly accept returns. They offer you pick up and drop facilities too. So that is a good option to choose.
Choose the best moving companies
Moving to a new place needs a lot of movement of things and furniture. If you have a lot of luggage and furniture, then the best thing you can go for is hiring a professional moving company to make the demanding task of moving easier. You could find a number of out of state moving companies online that have a lot more knowledge in moving than you do and they can help you to go for moving in a smoother and more efficient way. However, don’t just wait for the mover’s crew to come, you should have the boxes ready and you can begin with it. If you don’t take the proper steps to arrange for the move before the movers get there, you will waste their time and money. So be prepared in advance.
Select the right moving supplies
Furniture and things that are delicate should be kept in boxed and then packed and insulated so as to provide the best of protection against breakage. Delicate items like glasses, dinner sets, LED bulbs and lamps, etc. should not be wrapped in paper. Use clothes to wrap them up, which will defend them. You can also get on rent some plastic and carton boxes for transferring things to minimize the breakage of furniture. Use free boxes from local stores to carry these additional items.
Pack all the important stuff at one place
All the important documents like your birth certificate, proof of identity, house documents, lease information, keys to the new house, etc. should be placed at one place. Pack those things last, but keep them with you so that in case of emergency you can have a look at them. When you pack them also see that you pack them in the last and open them in the beginning so that they don’t get spoiled.
Label all the boxes
Label all the boxes you need to take along. Divide specifically according to the things and mention each thing in the list which should be pasted on the box. If you don’t do this you will forget. Even you can label them according to the room and use different colored slips for the same. For the fragile items see that you mention that it is delicate and people handle it in the right manner.
Contact your friends or family in the new city before you move
If you have any relatives or people in the new place you are going then announce your arrival to them before you arrive. They can be an aid to you in moving and can also help you know more about the new place. Just remember to reward those friends or people who helped you with moving by throwing a party or doing some gesture by giving a gift. This would be a memory for their lifetime.
Thus these are the ways by which you can prepare yourself for the move. It is not just packing of things or physical packing but yes mental preparation which will increase your confidence plus you will stay happy when you move.