Moving is never easy when you do it yourself, but it doesn’t mean it has to be stressful.
Here are 3 tips to having a stress-free move:
#1 Start Early.
One of the best things you can do is start packing in advance and give yourself enough time as your moving day approaches. Nothing is worse than the night before having to recklessly throw items into boxes failing to leave room for fragile items and your stuff to be damaged. Start early and enjoy your last night in your home.
#2 Pack Smart
Decluttering your home is a part of the work as you begin packing. Have a yard sale before you move to get rid of items you could easily sell. In addition, as you’re packing find margin to create piles for items you no longer want that you would like to sell on Facebook or Craig’s List when you get settled in your new place, and items you would like to donate. Donating items frees up space in your truck by donating those items beforehand or by leaving them behind for a pickup by a local non profit.
It’s important to also make sure you have enough boxes, you can search Facebook subdivision groups or buy-sell-trade groups to find free boxes. Also, color duct tape is great to use to organize boxes by rooms.
#3 Enjoy the moment
People move an average of 11 times in their life time. The home you’re moving from, regardless of the circumstances, is your home. Your last night shouldn’t be spent stressing over packing but remembering the good times you spent with family and friends and reflecting upon milestones that occurred in the home.
Moving doesn’t have to be stressful – it’s all in the prep.