If you are moving out of your house, the chances are that you will have to pack your whole life to move to your new house. If you have done it before, you know about all the frustrations and thrills that come with the move. You might think that hiring a packers and movers company will make it easier, but it is not always so. The move doesn’t have to be difficult, and you can make your move easier and smoother. Here are some of the top ways to organize your possessions for a peaceful move.
Many people wait for the last few days to start packing and planning their moves. It is best to begin planning for your move at least a month in advance. By doing so, you will be able to take your time, have the freedom to work at a slow pace and will not have a lot of boxes lying around. It can help you avoid staying up all night just before the moving day just because the movers will show up on your door in the morning.
Moving is a great time to start throwing away things that you don’t really need. Start putting away the things that you don’t need before you start packing and also during packing. You can have a garage sale or a party where you can invite all your friends and families so that they can buy everything you do not need. When you have an early start to packing, you will not have to fill up the boxes with the things that you are probably not going to use later.
Instead of waiting for the last moment to book a moving truck rental, you need to do it well in advance. You will have time to research on the top moving truck rentals and book them so that there is no delay during the moving day. Make sure that they are clean, reliable and affordable so that transporting your things is easy on you.
Your movers will not create an inventory for you, and you will have to do it on your own. They are just going to toss the boxes in the trucks and unload them at the destination. You should label the boxes and create a spreadsheet by writing down everything that each of the boxes contains. In case any box goes missing, you will know exactly what is missing and can file a police report or file an insurance claim.
You should keep all important papers such as birth certificates, school records, bank records, current bills, real estate papers, new job contacts and other financial documents with you. You can always use your luggage and duffle bags to pack these important papers and keep them with you rather than giving it away to movers so that there is no chance of them getting lost or damaged.
Using the tips above, you will be able to arrive at your new home and be able to unpack the boxes in a better way. Even though moving might not be as fun as you had thought it would be, planning ahead will help you make the process bearable and organized.