While I am the stay-at-home mother of six beautiful children, my husband works in a field that requires us to move frequently. The first time we had to move, it was just the two of us, and while it seemed stressful at the time, that ended up being the "easy" move! As our family has grown, the moving process has become much more time-intensive, and I learned that if I don't create a moving "to-do" list and go through it step by step, I forget to get important things done before we move. I know there are other families of all sizes out there facing moves soon, so I thought I would make a blog to share my moving and storage tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often, especially if you are moving in the near future!
There are few ordeals that can be more demanding than packing all of your possessions and moving to a new home. While this is a major change to go through, sometimes it is necessary. To help you with managing the tasks and aspects that will be associated with moving, review these moving tips before you start this process.
Give Yourself Ample Time For Packing
Individuals will often greatly underestimate the amount of time that they will need to pack all of their possessions for the move. This can lead to situations where individuals are frantically attempting to pack the last of their belongings as their moving date rapidly approaches. You will need to give yourself ample time for packing if you are to avoid this potential frustration. Depending on how much you will need to move, it may be wise to give yourself several weeks or more to fully pack all of your possessions. To help you gauge a better idea of the amount of time that you will need for this work, you should do a quick inventory of each room in your house so that you can estimate the amount of time that is needed to pack all of the items in the room.
Use Professional Movers To Load, Transport And Unload Your Possessions
Loading and transporting your packed possessions to the new house can be one of the more physically demanding and risky aspects of the move. During this part of the process, it can be possible for individuals to injure their backs, knees or other important joints; additionally, they may be more likely to drop or otherwise damage these possessions. You may be able to greatly reduce these risks through hiring local movers to handle this work on your behalf. These professionals will be able to manage loading your possessions into the moving truck, safely transporting them to the new house, and unloading them in an efficient manner. There will be fees and costs involved with hiring these services, but the amount of work and stress that they can save you will be well worth it.
Have A Realistic Schedule For Unpacking Your Possessions
The amount of time that will be needed to adjust and settle into your new home can be something that you may underestimate. Often, individuals will assume that they will be unpacking almost all of their possessions in the few hours after arriving at their new home. However, this work can actually take far longer to complete. This is particularly problematic when individuals arrive later in the evening, as they may not have enough time to get all of their essential items unpacked before bedtime approaches. For this reason, you should have a separate box that contains the most important items, such as a change of clothing, sleepwear, medications, and basic bedding materials.