How to Prepare for a Move

Preparing for a move can be hectic and downright frustrating if you don’t have a good plan. The key to a stress-free and successful move starts with good planning and preparation.

Having said that, here are some ideas that can help ease the moving process:

Create a checklist

Create a checklist of all the things that you need to do for the move and before the move. Have a timeline for when you should start preparing for your move. You don’t want to do things last minute as it can get stressful and frustrating. So, make sure you give yourself ample time to put everything together and have everything organized. Also, include your budget in your checklist and work out how much you need for the move. If you need to hire a professional mover, do some research and compare quotations to get one that fits your budget.

Tip: Make sure that you hire a professional mover who has a good reputation and track record. The last thing you need to deal with is damaged items because of poor handling. 

Notify family and friends about your move

It’s important to notify family and friends that you are moving; that way, they can know how to reach you. If you are planning on quitting your job before the move, make sure to notify your employer a month or two before you resign. You could create a list of the people you want to notify just to make sure that you don’t forget anyone.

Packing your stuff

This is probably the most daunting part of moving because you need to declutter first. You need to separate the items you want to keep from the ones you want to sell, store, give out, or throw in the trash. If you have items that you want to put in self-storage, you have to create the time to look for a storage unit. The good thing is that there is no shortage of storage operators. You should find one easily and quickly in your area. The only challenge is finding the right storage unit for the items you want to store. Check out Storage Area for more information about storage units.

Create a schedule

It’s always good to start packing early. You can set some time every day for a week or so to pack your items. You don’t necessarily need to do it all at once.

Buy quality moving containers and boxes 

Avoid moving containers and boxes that are relatively cheap as they may not be of good quality. Remember, you are packing your most valuable items in these boxes and containers, so focus on the quality and not the price tag. 

Get someone to help you

Packing can be boring and tedious if you do it alone, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Get a friend or relative to help you pack your stuff. You can do fun things while you are packing, like singing and dancing. This can help make the entire process less stressful.