- Get a calendar.
One thing that is really helpful is having some sort of a “moving calendar” so you can plan ahead of time reducing your stress when the schedule of moving arrives. Moving is a long process and if you do a lot of things a month before you move, it will make the actual day of moving so much smoother.
- Make a list.
Procrastinators always fall short when it comes to packing. Starting the process of packing your things ahead of time, days or even weeks ahead, can make your list complete and organized plus you can bring additional items you might need at the time you are moving. You can then make an inventory of your house or office and decide which furniture you want to take and if there is anything you wan’t to get rid of, you might be lucky selling a few pieces on apartment therapy on Craigslist saving yourself from the hassle of moving them to the new place.
- Declutter your closet.
A month or maybe a few weeks before the moving day is an ideal time to declutter your closet and get rid of stuff that you don’t need or don’t use anymore. You could donate some of your clothes to Salvation Army or Goodwill and schedule when they are actually going to you house and pick up any unwanted items.
- Wrap the breakables with clothing.
You can save a fair amount of money by skipping the use of bubble wraps. You’re getting the benefit of packing two things at the same time: your clothing and kitchenware. Using clean socks to pack the glasses and stemware is also a clever solution.
- Plates should go vertical.
Vertically packing the plates like records will keep them from breaking.
- Label what’s inside the boxes and in addition, what room they’ll be going into.
The unpacking process will be more convenient if the boxes are unpacked by room. Labeling the sides of the boxes instead of the tops makes them easier to identify when they are stacked.
- Hire movers especially when you have many fragile valuables.
Getting help from a moving company does not only give you the convenience in moving your things but more importantly, moving companies offer valuation insurance.
- Roll your clothes to save space.
Convenient moving starts with smart packing and while you probably already know that rolling your clothe saves space, take this trick to a new level with the “fold-and-roll” technique. The key is to create even layers and maximize every inch.
- Get free boxes, if possible.
Some of the ways that could lessen your moving expenses is to get boxes for free. Go to a local grocery store or a clothing store for example and try to ask for boxes that are no longer used.
- Color coding and labeling
Come up with a color code system or labeling to know the names of the rooms on the boxes. Example, yellow for the kitchen, blue for the bathroom, the red for the office and so on. Remember to write the labels on the top side of the box so that you can read them even if the boxes are stacked on top of each other.