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Prep, Pack and Move: Make Moving Easier By Following These Guidelines

Whether it is to the next town over or thousands of miles away, very few people like moving. It is definitely a lot of work and can put a lot of stress in your life. Moving becomes even more difficult if you have children or pets. If you prepare ahead of time, you can make things a lot easier.

Do Not Wait Too Long to Pack -It might seem pretty obvious, but you should not wait too long to pack all of your belongings. If you wait until the day of the move, you will be scrambling to get everything done on time and annoy the family and friends you roped into helping you. Start packing your items at least a week before your move.

Label Your Boxes Correctly - Labeling all of your boxes can make unpacking go a lot easier. Having them labeled means that those helping you don’t have to ask where to put boxes every time they enter the new home. For example, you can put all of your bathroom supplies in one box and label it with the word "bathroom." This way, you will know where all of your belongings will go.

Keep Important Documents with You - It is a very good idea to keep important documents, such as passports and legal papers, with you during the moving process. Put them in one envelope and place them in the car next to you or in the dash. Losing documents like this can really be detrimental to your whole

Wrap Fragile Items with Clothes - It is very important to protect your fragile items, such as dishes, before you pack them away. Since bubble wrap can be quite expensive, you should try wrapping these items with clothes. Clothes will prevent your fragile items from getting broken in the moving process and will help free up space because you are going to be transporting them anyway. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone!

Hire Professional Movers - Hiring professional movers will cost some extra money, but it will make the moving process a lot easier. They will pick up all of the heavy items, so you will not have to lift a finger. If you hire professional movers, you can move a lot faster and ensure that items get to their destination intact.

Get Rid of Your Unwanted Items - There is no sense in packing items you really do not use anymore. These items will just take up space and make your move more complicated. Think about selling your unwanted items in a garage sale or donating them to a charity. Getting rid of those items that are not essential can really free up space for other items.

Moving is not exactly fun, but it doesn’t have to be miserable. If you follow these helpful tips, your move will be a lot more pleasant. If you just stay calm and think about the future, your move will be over before you know it.

Information Credit: Perry Homes Southern Utah

 

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