Moving is never easy. There is always something to do, to be packed and sent off. It is indeed quite a stressful task, ensuring the safe delivery of all your precious stuff.
Make a list
Start with making a list of everything that you want to move. Maintain a list for every box you pack, indicating which list belongs to which box. If there are multiple objects of the same variety, for example 10 cushions, indicate the numbers in the list as well. This will help you in two ways. Firstly, it will help you keep track of everything you pack, and make it easy for you to find them in a hurry instead of having to open all the boxes trying to locate what you want. Secondly, it will help you to check if any possession has got lost during the process of moving.
Discard the unwanted
Use this period to also get rid of things you do not want or actually use. Needless to say, your house is piled with things that you rarely use, and have no intention of using either. Investing money and effort to move them into your new home is therefore a great waste. Hence, get rid of the unwanted as you come across them. This will also make you feel lighter and newer as you move into your new home.
Buy plenty of boxes – you can return any excess later – and get ahead with packing. If possible, start packing things in advance – there are things that you wouldn’t need during the time of moving (e.g.: if you are moving during summer, you can pack your winter clothes in advance). Be mindful of packing vulnerable things together. Opt for packing them with other materials such as designer cushions, carpets or your winter clothes. This will ensure that they do not undergo any damage during moving. You can also ask your movers for the sizes of the wardrobe boxes they provide, and plan your packing in advance accordingly. This will save you so much time towards the end.
Find a mover
Finding a reliable mover is important. Ask your friends and family for anyone they recommend. Taxi truck services that are reliable and efficient in service can bring you many benefits. They are well trained in the art of moving, and will indeed do a better job than you at moving your things safe and sound. Moreover, a taxi truck service will definitely cost you less than you trying to do all the moving yourself!
Make it easy
Adopt small tricks that make it easy for your movers. For example, if you are packing things that should go into the bed room, pack them all together in one box, and assign the box a number. Paste the same number in the room which you would be using as your bed room in the new house. This way, the movers would know exactly where to keep them.