Whether you’re heading across town or the country, moving to a new home is one of the most stressful situations you can experience.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help take the edge off of your move.
Read on for the six best moving hacks that will make your move as simple as possible.
1. Organize with a Moving Binder
Develop a folder or binder to hold all of your essential moving documents. Include your to-do checklist complete with deadlines. This binder is also the ideal place to keep important phone numbers, contacts, quotes, contracts, and receipts.
This binder will be your key to staying organized throughout your move.
2. Take Pictures
Perhaps you have the ideal gallery wall at your current home that you spent hours arranging to get it just right. Or maybe it took forever to figure out how to place all of the input and output cables on your electronics, TV, or printer.
To make set up a snap at your new home, use your phone to take photos of things you want to duplicate at your new home. This will save you time and frustration.
No more trying to remember exactly how you had those bookshelves styled because you will have it saved as a photo on your phone.
3. Label Everything
There’s nothing worse than getting to your new home and having no idea which of your belongings are in which box. It might be frustrating or time-consuming to label every box as you’re packing, but you’ll be glad you did it when you get to your new home.
Label each side of the box and not just the top because when boxes are stacked, you can’t see the label on top.
It’s also important to label boxes if you’re going to be keeping some of them in a storage unit.
Be sure also to keep a list of which items are stored in a storage unit and which items are coming with you to your new home.
4. Pack a Snack Box
While packing up the pantry, set aside snacks in a separate box or bin. Keep this snack box with you in the car for the move and to have available while packing, loading, and unloading.
Make sure to include some water so you can rehydrate along the way as well.
5. Create a “First Night Box”
Chances are, you won’t unpack everything as soon as you get to your new home.
So, pack a “first night box” which includes essential items like medications, pajamas, toiletries, cell phone chargers, and any other things you’ll need right away.
Moving is exhausting, and you’ll most likely want to order some dinner, and relax after you get all of your stuff moved in. Having a “first night box” will make moving day a little easier.
6. Hire a Professional
Finally, don’t make moving harder than it has to be. Sure, you could recruit friends and family and cram all your belongings into their cars. Or, you could save yourself some time and money and hire professional movers to the do the hard stuff for you.
Hiring professionals is an especially good idea if you’re moving an exceptional distance or have a lot of valuable items that you want to transport safely.
Professional movers will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on other aspects of moving since you’ll know your belongings are in good hands.
Put These Moving Hacks to the Test
Now that you know about these great moving hacks, it’s time to put them to the test.
At Community Moving and Storage, we’re here to help make your move as simple and stress-free as possible. We’ve been moving families since 1927, so you can rest easy knowing your belongings are in good hands.
Check out our household moving services today, or request a free quote on our website.