Moving is a great opportunity to find an apartment better than the old one, opportunity to live closer to work, or finally break up with annoying neighbors. But there is one more test left. The wrong move is a huge stress. Follow our advice and it will be much easier to survive the move.
1Think about deadlines
You want to reschedule the move and reschedule it again; it seems that you will have time to do it later, and nothing will happen. In fact, it’s not like that-an open task makes you think about it, distracts you from other things, and sometimes even makes your mood worse. Even if it seems that there are very few things and they can be handled in just a few hours, it is better to take care of it right now. If it’s too late, properly sort and pack your things, and move them in the morning.
2Plan your budget
Expenses are always disappointing but using nowadays tools like moving cost calculator or numerous apps will help you to plan and even save your money.
Do not pretend to be a superhero and always multiply the time that you think it will take to collect and transport, at least one and a half times. There are always force majeure: boxes break down, gas runs out, important documents and wires are forgotten. If you manage to move without force majeure, it will be a pleasant surprise, but it is better to put much more into the plan than you originally planned.
This point is especially important if you trust someone else with moving. Follow the list that we have prepared (you can print it out or rewrite it):
- Look for a good team of movers who have already worked with your friends, and there were no problems
- Purchase enough boxes
- What you can’t lose (documents), collect in one place and sign
- Separately collect things that you will need for the next day (cosmetics, clothing). Then you will understand why
- Separately pack products that are stored for a long time
- Don’t plan anything on the day of moving. You will probably not be able to do anything else.
5Declutter and get rid of unnecessary things
The coat that lies on your balcony, you are unlikely to ever need, and the old sneakers, which are ashamed to go out in public, but it is a pity to throw away too. Attachment to things will play tricks on you. If you are not sure that you will definitely need something, it is better to throw it out now, rather than move it to a new place to look for a new place for it, and then throw it out in a year.
6Asking friends for help is not always a good idea
Of course, you have a lot of friends who can potentially help you. But practice shows that they will always treat it not quite as “business”. Perhaps collecting things will turn into a light party, the process will be delayed, someone will break something you need, and you will end up spending more money than paying for the work of a team of professional movers who do not need to be entertained. Order a free moving Quote or check moving companies reviews carefully.
7Hire a movers
Hire moving helpers but try to control them! They know which box is better to load at the beginning and which one is better at the end, which one needs to be especially careful with, and which one should never put anything on. But if you do not want to transport broken dishes, monitor the process.
8Don’t disassemble everything at once
It seems that everything went according to plan, you got ready on time and moved everything you wanted on time. The time is late, but I don’t want to put things off for later, it’s better to sort everything out right away.
No, you can wait until the next day to sort things out, especially if you have already prepared the things you need the next morning. These boxes, which we hope are signed and ordered after all, are best handled rested and with a fresh head. Go to bed, you deserve it.