If you know exactly when you are moving, plan accordingly. Give yourself time to pack your things neatly and in places where you can find them. This avoids the stress of rushing when moving day comes or confusion. You should also plan out who is going to help you move. Will it be family members? Friends? Significant other? This is important to know who you can count on to help you. Not only should you plan who is going to help you, but you also need to coordinate with others. This includes the moving company you choose, utilities set up, and other people who are involved in this process with you. It is much easier when you have a timeline when you need everything done by so everyone involved is on the same page.
Tip 2: DECLUTTER
This one is incredibly important. Whether you’re downsizing or upsizing, you should go through everything in your house before you start packing to ensure there are things you actually need. A lot of times, people move things from house to house, never using them or wanting them. It takes up both time and space to move these unnecessary things. So before you do anything, go through your stuff with a fine tooth comb and declutter. This can be hard if you feel like you need to hang on to certain items, but sometimes you just have to let things go.
Tip 2: One Room at a Time
Packing everything can seem intimidating and stressful. One thing that can ease your stress and mind is by starting with one room at a time. Eliminate the chaos and pack everything in that one room before you move onto the next one. This will help you stay organized (and sane), while also being the most efficient.
Tip 3: Use What You Have
If you are packing up your kitchen dishware, a lot of the time people use tissue paper or bubble wrap. While that’s an easy way to protect your dishes, you can also use things around you. Stack plates or wrap items in dish towels, put smaller items in larger items (such a tupperware) to conserve space. Think outside the box when you are packing up your things to make it eco-friendly and efficient.
Tip 4: Use Labels
This one might be obvious, but really take the time to write labels on your boxes. The more detailed the better. You will also have an easier time finding where things need to go. For example, if you are packing up your bedroom, use labels such as “bedroom nightstand”, “master dresser” or go into even more detail such as saying “dresser frames and jewelry”.
Tip 5: Pack an “Essentials” Bag
If you’re like me, you won’t be unpacking everything in one day. Put aside items that you might need immediately such as extra clothes, bathroom essentials, chargers, and any other items that you might want before unpacking everything. Think of this as a small overnight bag.
Tip 6: Get Help
Like I mentioned before, moving is a long process and it can take a lot of time and energy. However, you do NOT need to do it alone. Asking for help from friends or companies can help moving day feel easy and simple. Gameday Moving Services is a fantastic moving company if you are in the Georgia area. They are not only customer-focused, but their prices are great and they strive to make your moving process and experience amazing. Moving companies like this will help take the weight off your shoulder so you have one less thing you have to worry about, especially when it comes to moving long-distance in Athens, GA .
So, those are my top 6 tips when you are moving to make your life easier and to get the job done. Going to a new place can be intimidating, but with the help of others, and staying organized, it can be a lot of fun. Here’s to a new adventure!
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