One of the most stressful experiences that people have to deal with is the moving process. Sure, many people enjoy the excitement of getting out and starting over in a new home or apartment. But the actually process of organizing and packing everything up seems so tedious that it drains us emotionally and physically. Here are seven things that you can do to speed up the moving process so that you can get on with more important things like enjoying your new home
Get organized early
It seems like a contradiction that spreading out your move will speed it up. But if you get organized and clean out your home early on will make the actual final process go smoother. Go through your stuff room by room and get rid of anything that you don’t need or want anymore so that the final move can be lighter.
Start with the room that you don’t use the most, like a guest room or guest bathroom or the infamous “junk room.” Pack that room up first and then gradually go room by room to clear out your home and get you ready to go. Also, label boxes carefully so you can instantly find things if you need to.
Don’t just use boxes
Many of us stock up on boxes for our move when we actually have containers all over our homes. You can speed up the process by packing all of your laundry hampers, baskets, and suitcases with items to move. In addition, you can also keep your clothes in your dresser drawers and then just wrap them with moving cling wrap to keep everything put away neatly. You can also use your thick winter clothes as packing material for your breakable items.
Get some help
This one should be a no-brainer, but it is insane to try to move on your own. Draft your friends with promises of pizza. If that doesn’t work, then spring for the professional movers who can move you in no-time flat.
If you pack your things in smaller boxes and suitcases, then throw them in your car and move them in a few days early. This way, on the big moving day, you can concentrate on the large items using the moving van.
Don’t wait until the last minute
On moving day, all you should do is pick up the moving van and start loading it up and then unloading it in the new house. Don’t wait until the last minute to pack up anything like food or toiletries. Get it all packed at least the night before.
When you load the moving van, put in all of your heavy items like furniture first and then load the large boxes in. Finish up with the small stuff so that when you unload you can move in reverse order from small to large.