Moving can be an exciting time as it is often the beginning of a new chapter in life. For many people, moving isn’t just an exciting time, it is also very stressful. When moving an entire household organizing the move can be a tad overwhelming. The good news is, with the proper planning, any move can be exciting and stress-free.
Here at Elite Moving Service Company, we’ve learned a few things in our decades of experience and are happy to share a few tips on making your move as smooth as possible.
Declutter Before Your Move
Moving can be overwhelming. Most people do not know where to start. One of the best places to begin is not by packing but by purging. When you plan a move, taking everything with you can be a waste of time, effort, and space. There may be several items in your home that you never use or do not really want any more. Begin clearing your home of unwanted items. You can either recycle, donate, sell, or throw them away. You can significantly reduce the amount of moving boxes and the size and number of moving trucks by getting rid of undesirables.
Organize Your Packing Efforts
Another major step that can help remove stress is being organized. When you begin packing, pack by room, and carefully label each box. When labeling boxes, write down the room and contents of each box. For fragile items, make sure to write “fragile” and then write “this side up” or put an arrow on the boxes. When loading and unloading a moving truck, it is essential to label the boxes to prevent damage to fragile items and ensure that the boxes make it to the home’s appropriate rooms. Merely labeling the boxes can significantly help remove the stress of a move.
Avoid Overpacking Boxes
A mistake a lot of people make when moving is trying to pack all of their belongings into a few cardboard boxes they have around the house. Use as many boxes as you need to create easy-to-lift loads. Keep your largest boxes to no more than 50 pounds.
Don’t Leave Empty Spaces In Boxes
Fill in any gaps with packing paper, clothing or foam peanuts to prevent items from shifting around during the move. Use tape to close the bottom and top seams and around the edges where stress is concentrated.
Book Help in Advance
When you do not have enough time to stay organized or to find proper help moving, your stress level rises. When you know you will be moving, begin early. Hire a moving service and schedule as far in advance as possible. Begin packing items that are not regularly needed and have everything packed a day before the scheduled moving date.
Elite Moving Service Company offers Local & Long Distance Residential & Commercial Moving & More in Phoenix, AZ, Tucson AZ, St. Louis, MO, and Dallas, TX.
When moving, one of the best ways to remove stress is finding good help. A professional moving service can significantly reduce the amount of pressure on moving day. Our professional movers know how to properly load the moving trucks and ensure fragile items or antiques are not damaged during a move. To remove stress from your upcoming move, contact Elite Moving for careful, quality moving services.