Moving to a different room in the same house is already difficult, let alone having to move the entire house. Especially when you are moving long distances when it won’t really be easy or even possible to come back because you forgot something. It is a stressful time for most people, more so for those who aren’t extremely organized and don’t have everything neatly compartmentalized. Here are a few things you can do during this transition to make things a little less stressful and a lot more productive.
1. Lower The Burden
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to packing is deciding what you need and what is just extra baggage. When you start to empty out the drawers you’ll come across a lot of things that you forgot you even had. The best way to start the move is to declutter and get rid of things that you don’t really need. Don’t worry about packing anything yet, just go through everything and remove whatever you don’t need. You can also make a box of things that you aren’t certain about and filter those later on.
2. Prepare The Landing Area
Before you leave your current home you should have some idea of what the next accommodation is like. This will also make it easier to declutter in the first step as you will only keep things that will be usable in the next house. Next, you want to look at some move out cleaning services that will help you clean the home you are leaving and get your new one in order. You never know how the previous tenants will have left it and before you start unpacking your luggage you want to make sure it is all clean and hygienic. This can also help you identify any problems in the new accommodation such as a leak in the wall or a closet that is falling apart.
The best way to start a move is to organize and categorize everything that you have leftover after the decluttering process. Now you are ready to start planning how you are going to pack it all. Especially when it comes to smaller items that need to go in boxes, having a proper strategy really helps. It’s best to make a big inventory list of all the things that you own so you can get some perspective of what you need to pack. Then you can start organizing things according to type and start packing them together. Also, don’t forget to put a list on each box that mentions whatever is in the box. This way when you arrive you can start by just opening what you need.
Once you have everything organized and you have started packing, it’s a good idea not to seal the boxes before you have everything ready. For instance, when you start packing a single room, put everything in boxes and then go through all the boxes and double-check with your list that you have everything. This way if you have left anything out or you have some extra space in a box you can always add or subtract and make it even more organized. You can also use smaller bags and boxes to pack really small items and group these together in one large box rather than having to move a lot of small parcels.