You’ve gone through the long process of finding a new home, and it may seem like the hard part is behind you. However, you still have to actually move into it. Packing up all of your belongings is never easier, but there are some ways to make it go a little more smoothly. Try these tips to make your next move as easy as possible.
You’ve probably spent years acquiring all of your belongings, and you don’t want them to get damaged during the move. It’s important to pack smart and protect your valuables. Use bubble wrap, protective paper or foam to cover any items that could potentially crack, chip or break. Label boxes that contain breakables as fragile so that the movers know to be extra careful with those.
You might think that since you don’t require any heavy machinery moving equipment you’ll be saving money by moving yourself, but this isn’t always the case. You could injure yourself by moving some of the heavier furniture and could end up out of work. You could also accidentally drop some of your fragile boxes and break some of your valuables. Professional movers typically have insurance to cover such damage, but you may not be covered if you do it yourself.
Unpack right away. Your house will start to feel like a home the sooner you do this. Unpack the essentials first and then move onto the rooms that you use less. You may be exhausted from the move and want to wait, but you’ll feel better once it’s done.
If packing and unpacking seems like too much for just you, ask friends or family members over to help. Moving is stressful, but you can always make it fun. Just order a pizza and make it a party!