When you realize you have to move, you often have a short time to do it. Moving is a big task because there is a lot of work to be done.
When you plan carefully, you don’t have to tear your hair out when moving.
Below are some great tips that will help you have a stress-free move.
1. Start now
The moment you realize you are going to move, you need to start planning by noting down what needs to be done and when to do it. Try your best to do things ahead of time.
It is not a good idea to leave things until two to three weeks before the day of moving.
You need to start early because it gives you enough time to do everything and also time to deal with any problem that might come up during the process.
2. Don’t compromise on removals
There is a wide range of options to choose from, and it will mainly depend on your budget and the scale of your move. If it is a larger household, make sure you choose a registered mover or a tried and tested mover recommended by a friend.
Moving can be a stressful and time-consuming process. It can take the time of multiple days or even weeks to plan, organize, and perform. You should hire a moving company in Los Angeles with a team of experienced professionals to help you with your move from start to finish.
Make sure you have at least three quotes from movers, then choose one that you feel is best suited to help you with the move. It is not a good idea to choose a mover based on their price. The cheapest can sometimes be the most expensive.
If it is a small load and you just want a man and a van, then go for recommendations because the last thing you want is cowboys. Get insurance because it is going to help if something goes wrong or broken during transit.
3. Pack early
People usually put off packing because they cannot get started with such a big task. The best way to approach this is by breaking it down into achievable parts. This will make it less daunting. Check your Gaylord box dimensions to ensure that your belongings will fit.
The better option is to pay a removals company to do the work for you. They are experienced professionals who can complete the entire task in a matter of hours.
4. Ikea bags are great for moving
They are going to help you a lot. Zipped laundry bags are good for moving clothes and coats, linens, shoes, and other non-breakables.
5. Labelling your boxes
This is something many people forget about. You should also put these labels on more than one side so you can easily know what is inside when they are piled high.
You can go the extra step of making an inventory of the contents of each box, especially when the items are going into storage.
6. Checking whether your furniture fits
Many people misjudge the size of entrances and only realize it when they reach their destination and cannot get the furniture inside.
The biggest cause of grief is the flat-pack furniture you built yourself. If you have to take it apart again, make sure you take the measurements and give yourself enough time to do that.
Check whether the arms and feet of your big sofas can be removed.
Ask the removals company to help you know whether a window needs to be removed or a door taken off its hinges. They have to be insured to do it.
7. Creating a ‘room plan’ for your new home
A sketch will help you know where you are going to place the furniture in each room. This will help you deal with this problem before the day of the move. This makes things easier for the removals company.
8. Keeping wires organized
If there are many wires going into one device, a sticky colored label or number on the wires makes it easier to match one end to the other.
9. Packing an ‘essentials’ box
Pack the kettle, coffee, tea, and milk last so you can unpack it first. Have a mental note of where your duvet and bedclothes are.
Keep phones, remote controls, mobile phone charges, and other essential items in a box so it can be easy to know where they are.
Your important papers and valuables need to be kept somewhere safe.
10. Making your bed as soon as possible
You are going to be happy because you don’t have to do ‘one more thing’ before sleeping.