Moving to a new place is always exciting. Moving itself is hectic. All that packing and what to keep and what to leave can drive anyone totally bonkers and is stressful, especially if a family is moving.
Yet, here are some valuable tips that can make the entire process less of a hassle on you.
It’s so important to plan the move and not leave anything to the last minute. When you’re planning, write down what you’re going to take with you, and another list of what you will give away or sell. According to your plan, you should also be able to estimate about how long it will take you to pack, not just clothes, but everything you’ll be taking.
Your boxes of items need to have labels on them, so you know which items are in which boxes. You will undoubtedly forget which boxes are carrying what. While just chucking things into boxes or luggage might seem easier for moving out, it will give you a colossal headache when moving in. You can also label on the sides of the boxes for easier access. Some people might not want to label what is actually in a box, especially if something a bit more valuable. You can use a separate log, for example, write 1 in the box, and 1-books in a separate place.
When you arrive in your new place, you don’t want to go through dozens of boxes or bags to find the kids’ jammies or your toothbrush. Have a piece(s) of luggage that holds your essential basics, as you would for an overnight stay somewhere. That piece would include what you need immediately, and up to the next day.
Don’t have documented papers scattered here and there. Whether these are bank statements, work or any other important paper, they should be in an envelope and with you at all times.
Clear boxes are helpful in that you’d be able to see the items that are packed. It’s helpful to pack the things you will first need in clear boxes. Of course, each box should hold things in the same category. So, don’t pack the shower curtain with your kitchen utensils.
You don’t want your glassware or China to arrive shattered! Glass plates are less prone to breakage if packed vertically instead of stacked up. If you still want to pack in stacks put a foam piece on top of each plate before stacking the next. Cups and any glass items should be wrapped in towels separately to also prevent breakage.
Boston movers or similar companies will certainly have more experience than you in moving. When deciding on a company, make sure to receive a quote from them. Look for a reputable company that has good reviews on their professionalism and punctuality. A little bit of friendliness from them wouldn’t hurt either.
Moving is never too easy a job, but with a good company and some organization on your part, it can at least become easier. Follow the tips to make your move more comfortable.