Tips for Making Moving Easy as Pie
So you finally bought your dream house – congratulations! Now the hard part is over, right? Well… not quite.
It’s no secret - moving homes is one of the most stressful things you can do. Whether you’re packing up for a cross-country move or settling just down the street from your current place, moving is no easy feat. But, the good news is, there are a few ways to make the whole process easier on yourself! Read on to learn more about making your next move easy as pie.
1. Get a head start
Start off on the right foot by doing one simple thing… actually starting. Don’t let yourself fall behind! As soon as your move is confirmed, get started by packing up the least essential items. If it’s already summer, go ahead and pack up those winter coats and boots.
2. Label EVERYTHING
Does meticulously labeling every package take a little extra time while packing? Yes. Does it make a HUGE difference? Yes, yes, and YES! By labeling each and every box, you can go ahead and place them in the correct area of your home when unloading at your new home. You can also more easily unload the most essential items first. Your future self will be eternally grateful when you desperately need a fork for that first new home breakfast and you don’t have to open 7 unlabeled boxes just to find your kitchen utensils. While it may take a little longer on the front end, you’ll ultimately save yourself tons of time and energy in the long run.
3. Double-duty items
Save yourself time and space by having items multitask whenever possible. All those socks you need to pack? They make great individual sleeves for your glasses and stemware. Towels and sheets work well to separate fragile dishes. Suitcases and decorative baskets are perfect to replace a few moving boxes and save space on the truck. Thinking of how you can use any items you already own instead of buying specific moving supplies helps cut down on moving costs, too.
The biggest thing you can do to take some stress out of a move is prepare on the front end. By following the steps above, you’ll be relaxing with your feet up in that new living room in no time.
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