5 Tips for Preparing for Your Next Move
Moving soon? Whether it’s across the country or across town, moving is stressful. Between fearing your breakable items will break to your things going missing, a lot of things can happen to add onto the stress. The best way to combat the stress is preparation. So what can you do to get ready? We have tips that will help you prepare for your next move.
1) Start your to do list.
So there a lot of things you need to take care of when moving. From the big to the small, start your to do list. Keep a note of services you need to cancel or transfer to your new address. From bills, to electricity, to cable – take a note of everything. Also, be sure to make a list of special items that need packing so if you are needing movers to Winnipeg or New York City, your breakable or uniquely shaped items will be intact.
2) Get moving boxes.
Visit sites like NextDoor (a neighborhood social networking site), Craigslist, and Facebook groups specifically for your area, and request moving boxes. Talk to your local grocery store about boxes and the best day you can come by to collect them.
3) Use this time to donate what you don’t want.
Moving is a fantastic time to reflect on what you no longer need. This also means you are packing less as well. So, as you go through packing, put aside things you haven’t used in at least six months. Have a moving sale as well. Not only will you clean house but also get extra cash to help fund your move.
4) Use linen to protect the breakable items.
Set aside your linen to help save the items that are most likely to break. Things like dishes, glasses and anything else that’s fragile an be wrapped up in towels and sheets which will also save you from having to buy extra padding later on.
5) Label cords and wrap them nicely.
These days it’s easy to lose track of which cords go with which electronic. So label them. Pack cords in a freezer bag and write on them which electronic it goes to and tape it to the back of the electronic, such as your television or computer. It’s a great way of staying organized and will be thankful later on you put in this type of effort.