Having to pack up all of your stuff and send it to a new residence in a new town or maybe even a new state can be nerve-wracking. You are excited about the upcoming move and an opportunity to start your life anew in a new spot, but it's understandable if you are also freaking out about all of the work that needs to be done. If you want to minimize your stress going into moving day, here are some tips that might help.
The Earlier the Better
In short, the sooner you start planning and packing, the easier things will be for you. To be clear, you don't want to pack up every last possession as you'll likely still need a lot of your stuff during your final weeks at your current place. But if you have, say, winter clothes but the weather outside is starting to warm up, you can safely start packing your winter attire for the move. Planning and packing far in advance will also allow you to troubleshoot problems like not having enough boxes without having to panic and scramble around town looking for more department stores with empty boxes.
Label, Label, Label
The last thing you want to do is put something inside of a box and then forget which box it's in. You should be labeling everything clearly and packing by room. If you can't find an item later on but you know it was in the living room, you just have to search your boxes that say "living room" on the side. You could even micromanage it by creating multiple labels for different spots of the room. For example, one box could be labeled "bedroom left side" and the other "bedroom right side."
This will also help you immensely when it's time to open up the boxes at your new place. You'll be able to clearly see where all of your stuff is, and you can pick the right box according to how you want your new house to be set up.
Hire Professional Movers
For the most stress-free moving day possible, hire a local group of movers to come out and help you. Professional movers will be able to handle big and bulky furniture as well as any delicate items that you are scared might get damaged during the move. Some moving companies even offer packing help and insurance in case anything goes wrong. Contact a local residential moving company today for more information.