Whether you’re headed from one city to another or just across town, moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Here are 5 tips to make the move a little less stressful and more enjoyable.
Inspect your place before moving in
When you receive your keys from your landlord, be sure to go through the house/apartment and inspect each room as much as you can and report the issues before you move in. This will provide the landlord with proof that the damage was present prior to your arrival and allow them to get someone in to fix it.
Start packing well in advance
Waiting until the last minute to pack is a recipe for disaster. Start with items that you don’t use on an everyday basis, saving the functional “must-have” items to pack for the very end.
Ask for help
If you’re doing the move by yourself, we recommend establishing all the arrangements a month prior. Friends and family members’ schedules can fill up rather quickly. Ask them as soon as possible so they can set some time aside to help you pack and move.
Label boxes by room
Make sure each and every box is labeled. Not only does this keep the packing process organized, but it will also make unpacking and moving into your new house/apartment much easier!
For example, when packing dishes in your kitchen, label the box: KITCHEN – DISHES. This way, you can keep other kitchen items (such as pots and pans) separate but still organized as well.
Pack an overnight bag with all your personal essentials
Even if you’re moving next door, you should always have an overnight bag ready with all your personal belongings so that you’ll be ready to function the next day. The last thing you want is to go through your packed-up boxes to find a toothbrush or your underwear.