Moving can be stressful, and even the most experienced movers will tell you that moving day is the hardest part of any move. But if you plan ahead and take care of a few things before your moving date, you’ll be able to reduce some stress and make sure that everything goes smoothly on moving day.
The planning phase
During the planning phase, it’s important to look at your moving situation in a way that will help you identify any potential issues and provide solutions for those problems. Here are some things you should focus on:
- Make a list of all the belongings you have. This includes furniture, appliances and other personal effects. It also includes items like books, magazines and clothing that aren’t being moved because they’re too bulky or fragile. You may want to include pictures of these items so they can be easily identified later on if necessary. The more detailed this list is, the better—you don’t want there to be any confusion about what belongs where after your move has been completed!
- Think about how best to move your belongings when preparing for this major life change. If possible, hire professionals who specialize in local moves so they can properly pack everything up before transporting it safely to its new destination (this is especially important if there are valuable items being shipped). Another option is hiring movers who specialize in long distance moves; this will allow them more flexibility when packing up larger pieces such as kitchen appliances or furniture sets since they won’t have limited space constraints throughout transportation (which means less risk for damage).
- Think about what else needs doing before moving day arrives so that nothing gets overlooked during busy times like those which occur during relocation periods – even small details like making sure bills have been paid off prior going away from ones home base could become disastrous later down line if not done beforehand!
The moving out phase
- Plan your move out. The first step to moving day is planning what you’ll need to do before the big day. Make sure you’ve checked off everything on your list of things that need to be packed and moved, as well as planned where they’re going to go.
- Get rid of things you don’t need or want anymore. This step can be as simple as donating or selling items that are no longer useful or important to you, but if there’s anything valuable enough for someone else (or yourself), act quickly in getting rid of it! It’s much better than having clutter around while trying to move!
- Clean up the house so it looks nice and welcoming when people come over during this stressful time period 🙂 Also remember that a clean house makes everything seem less stressful overall…so get cleaning!!
The moving in phase
If possible, try to have your belongings delivered to your new home before you move in. This will give you time to mentally prepare for the transition. If this isn’t possible, at least be sure that all major items are accounted for and stored separately from smaller items so that they aren’t accidentally tossed in the garbage or donated during unpacking.
Once the movers have finished their job and left, it’s up to you and your helpers (if any) to unpack everything from boxes into its appropriate place within their respective rooms. This may seem like a lot of work, but there are several ways that can make it go more smoothly:
- Have someone who is good at organizing help put away things like bookshelves, clothing racks or closets – if these don’t come with instructions on how exactly they need to go together then having someone else do this step could save time later on when putting them back together again!
- Make sure everyone knows where each box needs be placed so that none end up getting misplaced along with other clutter such as old magazines/newspapers cluttering up hallway areas etc.
Here are some tips on how to make your move go smoothly.
- Start early.
- Plan, plan, plan. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of moving day and forget that you need to make arrangements for everything that goes along with it. A well-planned move will save you time, money and stress on the big day.
- Hire a professional organizer. If you don’t have extra help during your move-in process (and who does?), enlisting an expert can be a huge boon to your sanity as well as making sure everything goes smoothly on moving day itself
We hope this article helps you to plan your next move and make it a less stressful experience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!