Getting Ready to Move

The entire process of moving can be incredibly stressful. If you have never had to move before, or if you are still new to moving, then we are here to tell you that you will never stop feeling like you are new to the process, because that’s just how it is. Even experienced movers tend to get stressed out and have trouble getting things sorted whenever they are moving. Moving also happens to be stressful because for a lot of people it means having to pack up everything from an older time in life that was filled with so many memories only to have to go somewhere completely new and then start over completely from scratch. So, if you have been feeling blue, we are here to tell you that it is alright to be a little down for a while. 

All hope is not lost yet! There are still some things that you can do to help make the moving process a little easier for yourself, and we will be discussing them in more detail in the rest of the article. However, one thing you also want to pay attention to is your choice of movers. Your moving company plays a very important role since they are responsible for taking all of your stuff and then bringing it back safely to your new place. You want a responsible company, has a good track record of their service history, and is someone you are comfortable with. At the end of the day, you want your stuff returned to you in perfect condition and on time, and the only way to do that is to hire good movers. 

There are some things that you can do to improve the moving process and experience for you, and this includes things like:

  • Deciding and finalizing your moving date beforehand. A lot of people end up becoming lazy about finalizing a moving date and this usually leads to them dragging on the moving process and increasing their dread. Do yourself a favor and set a fixed moving date beforehand because seeing the looming deadline will keep you motivated to stay on track. 
  • Staying organized during the moving process is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. You can start by writing down everything that needs to be done. This could mean packing and organizing boxes, clearing your dues with the landlord, paying your bills, etc. By breaking down and writing all of your tasks, you can make sure that you are getting everything done, and every time you complete a task from the list, you can just check it off like a checklist. 
  • A great tip for moving is to do a mass decluttering before you start packing. So go through everything, decide whether you want to keep it, donate it, or throw it away. This will allow you to get rid of unnecessary clutter, and then have lesser packing to do. It does seem like an extra step, but the results are worth it in the end. 
  • When you are getting everything in moving boxes, always make sure to label everything. It is also important to lump together similar items together in the same boxes as opposed to having them in multiple boxes scattered everywhere. By doing this, you will have to move around less when you are unpacking later because everything will be together and organized as opposed to being broken in clusters. Labeling everything correctly and especially mentioning which boxes might contain fragile items is useful since this is important information for the movers and you later on when you are unpacking everything. 
  • Never hesitate in reaching out to other people for help during this time. Regardless of whatever reason might have motivated the actual move, it still gets emotionally overwhelming for people. So call a friend or more, or family or anyone that you trust to come and help you out during this time. This will allow you to get work done at a faster pace, and at the same time, provide you with emotional support and space to just be. 
  • When dealing with your movers, you want to make sure that the size of the moving truck fits your needs. You do not want a truck that cannot accommodate all of your things in a single trip, and at the same time, you do not want a truck that is too big for all of your stuff because you will be charged not by weight, but by the size of the truck that you requested for the move. So, if you are looking to save money and want to avoid having to deal with the guilt of overestimating how much stuff you have, take your stuff and compare it to truck sizes before making an estimate randomly.

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