Sometimes, moving can be so stressful that it can feel like a battle ground. Boxes pile up and clutter the room, making it more difficult to move around while the stress of the event makes everyone tense and irritable. Preparing before you begin will help you avoid unnecessary stress and lower the time that it takes to unpack and organize.
Make a Plan
That’s right, it’s simple. When you head into a move without knowing what you want to do, you end up piling things all over the place and the lack of organization can add weeks onto your move in time. Usually, you’ll have at least a month’s notice before you move, so you have plenty of time to come up with a plan. A plan can be as simple as a series of lists, like naming all of the rooms in your house and listing all of the things that you need for each of them.
Prepare Everyone Involved
If you have hired movers, when the day finally comes, it’s smart to assign them in groups to different rooms, that way they are all working together on individual parts instead of scattering themselves all over the place. Anyone that is helping should know what your general idea is. You can make this quicker and more efficient by handing out lists of things that need to be done with notes that say where everything is supposed to go.
Make sure that the people that are packing up your things remember to label the boxes, that way it’s easier to unpack when you get to your new home. Each room should be equipped with everything that they might need, which includes; packing tape, boxes, scissors, permanent marker, x-acto knife, cleaning supplies, and labels.
Prepare For The Finish
Once you’ve reached your new home, everyone is going to be tired. They will have just finished with a lot of hard work, so it is a good idea to order something that can be delivered to your home so that nobody has to worry about cooking after that. Even if you start up unpacking right after that, it will give everyone a well deserved break.