It has been said that moving is the third most stressful event in life, behind only divorce and death. That is some serious company to be a part of. No one really likes the process of moving. As excited as you might be about your new home, packing up all your belongings, renting trucks, possible contacting long distance movers… it is all just a big mind numbing hassle. Here are some simple tips for movers to remember before they embark on their own moving journey.
5. Short Moves Means Lots of Help
Moving to the other side of town is much different than moving to the other side of the country. If you do not have far to move, take advantage of your familiar surroundings. Get friends or family to help out. See if you can store excess belongings with the parents or some buddies down the street.
4. Prepare Early
For those long distance movers traveling across the country, the sooner you prepare, the better. You might not get a chance to return to your original location for a long time, so itemizing all your belongings and beginning the packing process early is a great solution. Contacting and setting up with a moving company as soon as possible is also a wise decision.
For those movers heading to college or leaving college for the summer, pods are perfect for storage. Sometimes movers are relocating temporarily and plan on returning soon. Renting pods storage is a great way to store those excess belongings for a short to medium length of time at a cheap rate.
2. Know What Does Not Need Moved
It is inevitable dilemma all movers must eventually face… there is not enough room for everything, what can we leave behind? Prioritizing before packing can help to rid of unnecessary excess belongings. A lot of movers might be attached to all those old possessions, but sometimes you just gotta let go. Food and liquids? Probably not going to make it. Broken electronics? I doubt you really need to hang on to those. Got a 200 pound arcade machine in the basement and the only vehicle you have is a two door sedan? Maybe it is time to sell that baby or you are going to be shelling out for a rental truck.
1. Label Those Boxes!
Nothing is worse for movers than reaching the new location, unloading your stuff… and having no idea what is where. Movers can end up spending days sorting through boxes upon boxes searching for the remote or a frying pan. Also professional movers probably will not know which boxes are fragile or which belong in the basement when they all look exactly the same. Days and days of these headaches can be easily remedied by labeling during the packing stage.
There you have it. Some simple, easy tips to help reduce that moving day stress and your wallet stress too. Take note movers, this does not have to be an event comparable to divorce or death… be smart, keep it simple and you will be fine!