Moving can be one of the most stressful experiences you’ll face this year, especially since it can be hugely expensive, and times of tension can really test your relationships. Moving can take months to plan and eventually execute, and you usually can’t feel entirely settled again until you’re set up in your new home.
If you want to make this transition as smooth as possible, you should start planning as early as you can. Take the time to measure furniture, collect boxes for the move, get possessions in order, and fix any damages or wear and tear around your old home.
Book Your Move
Before you do anything, book your move with professional movers so that you can relax and take some of the pressure off yourself. Be sure to book with a reputable team with sound testimonials. Movers in Charleston, for example, offer a full local service and can assist during both residential and commercial moves.
Conduct some research to find out how experienced the team is, and whether they’re licensed and insured to move heavy and valuable goods. Also, make sure to read reviews as you need to know that your belongings will be safe in the hands of each member of the moving team.
This part of the process can go one of two ways. Packing up can either go seamlessly, or it can be the worst part of the move entailing lost items, broken possessions, and inevitable strain.
To relieve some of the difficulty, you must begin packing up early. This doesn’t mean starting a week in advance; this requires you to start packing the items you infrequently use a month before the move. A handy tip to get this process started is to store three or four boxes in each room for objects that you won’t necessarily need. This will lighten the work you’ll have to do in the week before the move, and you’ll be able to get some understanding of just how many belongings you have hidden away.
Give To Charity
Another reason why packing up your home early is beneficial is that you’ll have enough time to make a pile of items that you no longer need and give them to charity.
Doing this will lighten your moving load too, as you don’t want to be transporting the objects that you don’t want to keep at your new place of residence, and you’ll cut down on the number of boxes you’ll have to cart from one home to another. Ensure the items you give away are washed and all in good working order. For items that don’t quite make the grade, see if you can repair them and if not try and recycle them.
Bag Of Essentials
Keeping a bag of items you require each day close to hand is going to save you hours of rummaging and annoyance. Each member of the family should carry a holdall sized bag of everything they’ll need every day until the move. This bag should contain the likes of toiletries, kitchen roll and sanitary wipes, a hairbrush, toothbrush, underwear and socks, a mobile phone charger, a book, spare cash, and some high protein snacks.
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