Moving somewhere is new and exciting yet packing can prove a tedious process. Feeling stressed can also be a staple part of your move, yet it is important to remain calm and productive. Here are our last-minute moving tips and hacks to make your moving experience easy and stress-free.
Make a List
This tip is simple but effective and will help you manage your time more wisely. Take a walk around your house or apartment and make a list of everything you have packed and will need to pack. You can do this on a notebook or on your phone. It is also important to list things that will need to be thrown out, donated, stored or kept. This way you can ensure that you won’t bring any unwanted clutter into your new home.
Consider a Removal Company
Using a removal company can actually cost less than you think, whilst saving you the time and stresses of the moving out process. Consider getting a free quote from your local removals company to get a rough idea of the costs. There is nothing wrong with leaving some work to the professionals, as this will also reduce the risk of damage to your belongings and will save you sorting out your own removals.
Pack by Room
Packing your entire home into a number of boxes can be an overwhelming thought. By packing room by room, you can be organised and when it comes to unpacking your things in your new home. It is important to always label your boxes, so you know the exact contents of each box. Make sure to make the most of the space available to you, so try to get as many things as you can into each box.
Get a Moving Essentials Bag
Before you start the packing process, put together a bag which you will put all of your essentials into. This will make it easy to access all of the important stuff! Your bag can include essentials such as medication, toiletries, chargers or whatever you will need. When the moving process is in full swing, you can keep your essentials bag to hand so that you can always access the contents.
Manage Your Time
When you’ve left the packing to the last minute, managing your time can prove challenging. Consider setting a timer for an hour, throughout which you will pack your belongings into boxes and bags. Once the hour is over, set yourself a 10/15-minute break so that you can recharge and regain sanity! Taking regular breaks will help you to maintain energy levels whilst keeping you productive. Once your break is over, start the timer again and dedicate another hour to getting the packing done.
Ask for Help
Moving into a new home is a huge job to do on your own, so there is no shame in asking for some help. Asking your friends or family to pop over can make a huge difference to your workload, even if it is just for an hour or so. Getting a bit of help will make the process a lot quicker than if you were doing it on your own, so reach out.
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