You’ve found your forever home.
And you’re excited about the big move. Still, there’s a part of you that worries about the process.
It’s all natural, of course, since moving comes with a lot of pressure and anxiety. There’s plenty of planning to do, plus paperwork, packing, moving costs, and other factors to consider.
That’s why people can’t get enough moving tips and solutions. Here, we’ll list some of the best ways to make your move stress-free or at least keep your stress levels to a minimum.
Moving Tips: Before the Big Day
How you plan your move will determine how stressed (or not) you’ll be as moving day approaches. If you don’t call utility companies early on, for example, you could forget to do it once you get too busy with packing.
Other things to take care of before your big move include purging your home and finding a reliable moving company. Make sure to do your research so you can find one that offers a pre-move consultation service and has excellent reviews.
Packing Hacks for Moving
What’s the best system for packing your belongings?
Some prefer to sort by category (books, clothes, documents, etc.), while others go for the room by room method. Whichever system you choose, make sure you label each box accordingly.
Also, don’t forget your ‘essentials box.’ Since you’re not going to unpack everything immediately when you arrive at your new house, this box should have everything you need while you’re getting settled in the first day or two. This includes enough food, toiletries, a cutlery set, cleaning supplies, and so on.
Moving Day Hacks
Once you’re done packing, you may be thinking the worst is over. But if you’re not prepared enough, it could be the most stressful part of the moving process.
Some moving tips to keep in mind include packing a cooler with plenty of food and drinks and making sure there’s no more last-minute packing to do. If you have young kids or pets, hire a sitter for the day or have them stay at a relative or friend’s house on moving day.
This way, you can focus on being there for the movers. And you don’t have to worry them getting underfoot while the movers are working.
Enjoying Your New Home
The sooner you unpack boxes, the faster you can enjoy your new home. But for some people, unpacking can be just as challenging as preparing to move.
The good news is there’s a system you can follow to unpack your items efficiently. First, start with your essentials box (or boxes) and then move on to the kitchen.
Once you’re done organizing the kitchen, unpack the boxes for the bedrooms and bathrooms next. Follow this with assembling and arranging furniture. Then finish with the utility areas, including the garage, basement, patio, or deck.
Need Help with Moving?
With these moving tips, you should have an easier time with your big move. But if you still need more help, these moving tips are a must-read.
Contact us if you’re looking for a moving company in the Chicago area.