While you may be excited about moving to your new home, the moving process can be very time frustrating. These tips can help make the move a breeze by helping with packing.
Get Used Boxes To Save On Moving Costs
Don't feel like you have to go out and buy brand new boxes for your move. Not only are they expensive, but are completely unnecessary. Check online on sites like Craigslist for people that are selling or giving away their old moving boxes. You'll be able to get them at a fraction of the price, and put that money toward hiring movers to do the heavy lifting.
Organize Boxes By The Rooms They'll Go Into At The New Home
A common mistake made when moving is to pack your boxes according to the room that the stuff inside came from. What you actually want to do is list the room where the box will go at your new place. For example, instead of labeling off-season clothes as part of the bedroom closet, mark it as a box for the basement so that it can go directly into storage. You'll end up only needing to unpack the stuff that you need at first, rather than sort through the things you do not need right away.
Donate, Sell, or Throw Out Things You Don't Want
Now is the time to purge so that you are not moving unnecessary items. Categorize the things you don't want as things to donate, sell, or throw away. At the very least, you'll lighten the load of things you need to take with you to your new home, with the potential to make some money.
Keep Things In Your Dresser Drawers
If you have a dresser that is already organized, you can keep your belongings in them so that you do not need to go through the hassle of packing and unpacking what's inside. It will make the dresser a bit heavier, but with the help of professional movers, you'll be able to keep everything inside instead of wasting your time to empty it.
Move Some Items On Your Own
Accidents do happen when moving. Even if you hire professional movers, you may be stressed about something fragile breaking in transit. Consider moving those specific yourself. Pack things carefully in a box, put it in your car, and personally move it to your home so you can ensure it was handled with care. It's a good idea to do this with a laptop, family heirlooms, or fine china.
For more packing tips, be sure to ask your in-state moving company.