Moving home is something most of us do several times during our lives and, while the end result might be great, the actual act of moving is horrendous and incredibly stressful. There are just too many things to think about, too many things that could go wrong. Just the simple task of choosing the best movers Arlington VA has to offer is a mammoth task on its own! Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make things go just a bit smoother.
1. Having Your Packing Boxes Ready
Putting your life into boxes is a weird experience. Most of us have boxes with words on that describe what’s in them and what they are. But have you thought about color-coordinating? Why not use a different color ink, or post-it, for each room of the house? Green for kitchen, pink for bedroom, yellow for living room, and so on. To make things even easier, you can then put the same colored sticker on the door of each room in your new home. Visual clues like that make life much easier, and they make the process of moving in much quicker. It is an easy way to make sure things end up where they should.
2. Pack Early
If you know that you will be moving home in November, but it is only June, you can already start packing. For instance, you may have lots of winter clothes that you won’t use until after you move. Plus, it is a great chance to start clearing out as well. There are bound to be hundreds of things that you don’t really want anymore. Half-empty sauce bottles or spice jars, those old clothes that you haven’t worn in years, cosmetic products that are well past their sell-by date. Try to see your house move as a fresh start, so only keep the fresh things as well. Additionally, packing is a time-consuming thing. Don’t think you can do it all in just a few days, you would be surprised at how much time you actually need in order to pack everything.
3. Start with What You Use the Least
Regardless of when you start packing, be that a few months before your move or a couple of days before in a mad rush, you should pack the things you use the least first. You may also want to give them an extra color code (see point number 1). This is because unpacking takes just as long, if not longer, as packing itself. When you get to your new home, you want to unpack the things that you will be using almost immediately, after all. As an extra little bit of knowledge, if you haven’t unpacked a certain box after two weeks and haven’t missed its contents, you probably won’t need it at all. Consider throwing it away or, if it is sentimental, putting it in your attic or basement for safe keeping.