The pandemic opened the door to living almost anywhere and still being able to work. That’s why 48.5% of people are moving to urban areas.
The truth is that more people are staying in urban areas, they’re moving from the core to the suburbs. It’s less expensive, and you don’t have a long commute thanks to remote work.
Moving is a stressful undertaking. There’s so much to organize and time just right so you can have a seamless move.
Do you need tips to make your move stress-free? Read on because we have a packing guide that shows you the best ways to stay sane and organized.
Pick a Moving Date
The first thing to do is pick a moving date. The next step is to decide if you will pack everything yourself or hire a moving company to handle the move for you.
Hiring a moving company costs more to have them pack. You do save time and limit the amount of time you’re without important items.
Make a Checklist
You’ll need to go room by room and make a list of everything that needs to get done. You’ll want to go through your belongings, decide what to pack, and what to sell or donate.
Prioritize your list and break it down into manageable steps. You don’t want to pack up the kitchen or sell the TV right away.
You’ll end up eating out a lot nor will you have entertainment.
Get Packing Supplies
Stock up on packing tape, newspaper, bubble wrap, and moving boxes. You can save money on moving supplies by checking Craigslist.
People move every day and most people don’t know what to do with their used boxes. Some will list them for free. Visit shopping centers and grocery stores to see if they have extra boxes on hand.
You can start packing immediately, even if you’re not moving for another couple of months. Pack the items that you don’t use and won’t need.
Seasonal clothes, books, sporting goods, and equipment are items that you can start with.
Moving is a great opportunity to let go of things that you don’t use anymore. Ask yourself if you really need them in your new place or not.
As you pack up boxes, make a list of the contents of each box and what room it’s from. Tape the list on the box.
This makes it easier to organize your new home. It’s necessary for international moves to clear customs.
Be sure to wrap and protect breakable items. If there are empty spaces in boxes, fill them with paper. This prevents items from shifting and breaking during the move.
A Complete Packing Guide
Moving isn’t stressful as long as you know how to plan and pack property. This packing guide walked you through the most efficient way to pack for a move.
Whether you pack yourself or have movers do it for you, your move will be easy. Check out the other articles on this site for home advice today.