You’ve finally found your dream home and are imagining your new life there. Then the realization kicks in — you have to move, and each day that goes by brings the stress-inducing day closer and closer.
Even the most straightforward of moves can be daunting, stressful, and overwhelming. But any move is an enormous project. In fact, moving is listed as one of the top five most stressful life events. It can be a struggle to find time to get everything organized when you have work, kids, parents, and other responsibilities keeping you busy.
But there are a few tips and tricks to having a solid moving day plan prepared, and much of it is planning ahead.
Ask for Help
Maybe you have a friend who’s a master of organization and loves taking big projects on who you can ask to help you out. Or, you might want to consider hiring a professional organizing and moving service like NEATSPACES to manage some of the tasks, or even take all the responsibility of moving off your plate entirely with end-to-end move management.
These services can help arrange supplies, packers, movers, cleaners, unpacking, and set up. They can help figure out what will work in your new home to set you up for the best possible start.
Moving is always stressful, but hiring move managers can bring thoughtful coordination and execution to this hectic day, allowing you the peace of mind to focus on life in your new home.
When it comes to moving, organization is your best friend. Making to-do lists or having a timeline of what tasks need to get done at what point can make the entire process so much easier.
Plan in advance for the things you’ll need to get done before moving day. Interview and request quotes from moving companies, arrange for the purchase of boxes and other packing material, arrange mail forwarding services, arrange for switching your accounts for utilities, and subscriptions. If you can check these items off of your list well ahead of time, moving day will be less stressful. Also, make a note of things you might need on moving day in your old home and new home. Be sure to keep these items accessible and that you haven’t packed them away when the day comes.
Brush Up on Packing Hacks
Depending on the last time you moved, you might be thinking packing is as simple as tossing items into boxes or be daunted at the idea of fitting everything you own into a few boxes – let alone everything that won’t fit in a box.
Thankfully, there’s a hack for that.
From using plastic wrap around drawers to keep utensils together or in their organizer to keeping cords organized with toilet paper rolls, there are plenty of ways to make the packing process simplified. No matter how much you plan or hack, moving day will always involve some stress, but implementing some of these tips can prepare you better and make the process run much more smoothly.