Top Tips for Moving to a New Home
Moving is almost always a stressful time, but planning ahead and considering the details can make your experience much smoother. There will be plenty to do so have your lists ready and keep these top tips in mind when moving into a new home.
Decide In Advance Where Furniture Should Go
Furniture pieces are among the most difficult items to move due to their size and weight. Because of this, you should plan out where each of your large pieces will go in advance if possible. You can even measure and mark where they should go on the floor with painter’s tape so whoever brings your furniture into your new home knows exactly where to place it. If you do this, you are less likely to have to move them again later to adjust.
Label Everything Logically
You should always label your moving boxes to reflect what is in them, but there is no best system for doing this. You could label boxes by the room they should go in, by the specific items they hold, by priority, or by some other method. Color-coding can make it very easy to see immediately what types of items a particular box contains. You should consider all of your possible options and then decide on a system that you feel will work best with both your possessions and your sensibilities. Once you have everything packed away, you can ensure high-priority boxes get brought in and unpacked first by placing them on top or otherwise in an easily accessible place.
Moving is a momentous task, and trying to tackle everything at once is likely to leave you burned out. This can take a toll on both your mental and physical health, so take it easy. As soon as you know you need to move, begin preparing by packing a little at a time, focusing at the start on items you will not need between now and your move. Some people must move quickly and unfortunately won’t have much time, but pace yourself as much as you possibly can.
Moving without assistance can be laborious at best and dangerous at worst. Many people choose to hire professional movers and are better off for doing so. This is especially wise if you have many items that are large, heavy, and difficult to move, or if you are not physically up to the task of moving. You may be fine just asking friends and family to assist you at various stages in the process, such as packing, physically moving your belongings into your new home, or lock replacement and repair.
Some simple hacks can make moving into your new home considerably easier. However, if you decide to undertake the task of moving, make sure the systems you put in place are going to work for you. This will help ensure you are settled into your new home far faster.