- 1 One Room At a Time…
- 2 Label Label Label…
- 3 Only What You Need...
- 4 Bonus: Essential Preparation Tips When Moving
- 5 Choose a Reliable Moving Company
- 6 Give Advanced Notice
- 7 Prepare Your Children
Moving can be a huge undertaking for any family, especially a big one with little ones. Although moving can be a daunting task, there are many tips and shortcuts that can be employed to make it much easier to tackle, like these tips to make packing for the move easier.
One Room At a Time…
The journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step.
This is true of any task or project.
When it comes to moving, that often means breaking the job down into bite-sized tasks.
This is often easiest to do if you start by packing one room at a time.
Thoroughly clean the room as a start.
A clean room makes it easy to pack in an organized and efficient manner…and to find things later.
Cleaning a room also saves time, making it easy to check that room off the list after you’re done packing without having to worry about any residual clean up.
Label Label Label…
As you pack rooms and place items into boxes, label the boxes according to its contents and the room that it came from.
This will make unpacking super easy and stress-free.
If you really want to take it a step further, you can use branded packing tape with labels already printed out on the tape.
Although it doesn’t seem like much, it will really help you to get those boxes packed and set aside in a flash.
The benefit of labeling boxes is in the organization and time that is saved on both the front end and the back end of the moving process.
It will literally help you both going and coming.
Only What You Need...
Lastly, only leave unpacked the items you will be using daily.
Make a choice, and try to streamline your daily use items.
If you can get away with using just two pans for cooking, pack everything else and leave only the two pans you will use, unpacked.
Do the same with clothing, and everything else.
Of course, this tip works best if you are just a week or two away from actually moving.
As you streamline your items, make sure that you have designated boxes for those items that are being used so that they can be packed away quickly and easily when it’s time to move.
Bonus: Essential Preparation Tips When Moving
Aside from packing your belongings, there are essential preparation tips before moving.
Check them below.
Choose a Reliable Moving Company
Choosing the right removal company or moving services makes a big difference in a stress-free move.
Essex removal companies are highly regulated and ensure that they prioritize customer satisfaction above anything else.
Check out these things you need to consider when choosing a moving company:
Choose a removal service with years of experience to ensure excellent quality services.
Insurance and Bond:
Choosing an insured moving company will give you peace of mind that your belongings are safely delivered and covered when problems arise.
Pick a moving company with a physical business address and one that offers flexible communication options.
Give Advanced Notice
It’s important to give advanced notice of change of address to your billers and creditors so your mail-sent bills will be forwarded to the new address.
Prepare Your Children
A move can also be life-changing and stressful for children, especially teenagers who have established years of childhood and friendship in your old address.
So, it’s important to prepare your children for the big change by telling them about your moving plan at least a month in advance.
Check out these preparation tips to avoid stressful moving:
If possible, bring your children to see the new place before moving. By doing so, you can orient them about their new house and neighborhood.
Involve your children in some important decisions like choosing a school for them to attend, as well as packing and other preparations to make this event fun and exciting rather than stressful.
Give your children enough time to say their goodbyes to their friends in your old neighborhood.
Encourage your children to express their thoughts and feelings about the move.
Everyone knows that moving can be a headache, especially with an active family.
Utilizing a few organizational tips takes the stress away when it’s time to bust a move.