Congratulations on your new space! Now that that’s settled, you just have to figure out how you’re going to pack and move everything without breaking the bank, that fragile lamp your mother gifted you, or your back. We understand that moving can be stressful and we want to help. This ultimate moving guide will alleviate your concerns and get rid of that stress.
House Moving Checklist
The first step is creating a moving checklist. Make a list of things to do and remember when moving. This checklist is essential to maintaining the organization necessary in your moving schedule.
Packing and moving can be a huge task but, just like with any big job, it suddenly becomes easier with the proper tools. Generally, when planning a move boxes of various sizes are required. While larger items may need large or extra-large boxes, remember that heavy things need to be placed in as many small boxes as possible. Conversely, lightweight things can go into larger boxes and will still be easy to move. All that being said, you are going to need more than just boxes and tape!
Loading & Unloading
Each item is labelled, inventoried, and loaded in a systematic manner so that the most important items can be unloaded to your new home first. Fragile and valuable items should be properly wrapped and loaded to the moving vehicle.
Ensure all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. Maintaining proper organization during the unloading process will aide in the management of the unpacking when you’ve finished the move. Labelled boxes for each room should be placed in the marked location.
When moving, many people opt to temporarily rent a portable storage unit so they can slowly go through the decluttering process and keep their home tidy. Portable storage boxes also give you greater flexibility during the move than traditional moving trucks. You can simply leave the storage unit in your driveway or front lawn for weeks on end and take your time packing instead of having to do all the work in one or two days.