Dealing with a move is generally overwhelming and stressful. Often, when it comes to moving all your belongings from one house to another, they become a huge mountain and we don’t know where to start.
Take a deep breath. If you follow these simple organizational steps it will be easier to undertake this adventure, and you will know how to load the moving truck to how to deal with the inevitable moments of crisis.
Before leaving the old house
Moving, and even more so if they are long-distance transfers, is not exactly economical. So before you start packing, it’s convenient to make sure you’re going to get the most out of the moving truck space. Here are the three essential steps when storing your entire home in boxes:
Clean up. Get rid of everything you don’t like anymore or won’t want. It doesn’t make any sense for you to take unnecessary things, the space they occupy in the truck is money!
2.No you empty certain drawers.
Leave all non-heavy clothing or objects inside drawers and simply protect furniture. This makes them heavier, indeed, but as long as the drawers are full of light items (don’t fill them with books), there will be no problem. However, if they weigh too much, you can always transport the drawers separately. What is clear is that this decision has a double advantage: you will need far fewer boxes and, once you are in the new home, everything inside it will be easier to locate.
3.Store soft items in garbage bags.
Un glamorous? No doubt. But it’s one of the best ideas during a move. Fill sturdy garbage bags with soft duvet items, pillows, stuffed animals, etc. and use them to fill free holes in the truck. This saves space while protecting other items and furniture. To keep the contents of the bags protected, use insulating tape to seal them. Finally, it records the contents of each with stickers and a permanent pen.
Before entering the new house
4.Paint before moving out.
If you’ve decided to give your new space a coat of paint, don’t hesitate: do it before placing all your stuff. The most obvious reason is that it is much easier to paint an empty house than one full of furniture. Another important reason for doing so is the satisfaction of eliminating this task as soon as possible from the agenda. Also, if there are other tasks like this on your list (change floors, for example), try to do it before you move. You’ll save on time, discomfort and effort once you’ve moved.
5. Find out before hiring services for your new home.
Depending on where your future home is located, there will be more or less options from service providers, such as the telephone line or the internet. If you have several options, take the time you need to ask and inform yourself well before committing to one of them, as it is possible that the company that offered you such good service in your old residence does not have the best infrastructure in your new area. It can also happen that the area in which you are going to live has worse mobile phone coverage and you find yourself in the situation of having to hire a landline, although in the old house you will manage perfectly only with a mobile.
6. Put ‘buy plants’ at the top of your to-do list.
It may seem silly, but when you’ve filled a plant home that you’ve looked after very fondly for years, the idea of starting from scratch on this aspect is somewhat depressing. If you can’t take them, water them, but keep your favorite pots, something that will make choosing the plants for your new space much easier, cheaper and more enjoyable.
Once in your new home, it might seem logical to postpone the purchase of new plants with the mess you have on you, but it’s a good idea to make it a priority. Why? For starters because indoor plants clean air, which is ideal if you’ve used paints or installed floors with volatile compounds. But above all, the most important thing is that the plants will make you feel right at home.
7. You have to make new acquisitions.
Each house has its peculiarities and consequently, for sure, you will need some new things. For example, maybe your old kitchen had a huge island with plenty of space to prepare food and even stools to enjoy breakfast, but the new one features a large empty space right in the middle that screams for a portable island or a table and office chairs. Reserving some money for these types of needs can help you set a realistic budget and meet it.
8. Throw away a few more things even after moving out.
No matter how thorough the cleanliness you’ve done before you packed everything. Sometimes, some of the things you’ve decided to bring to the new house with the greatest conviction turn out not to fit into the new space as you expected. Try not to get too frustrated by that and take it as a law of life. Sell them, give them to a friend or, if you really have them with a special affection, keep them. But only if you have space to store them.
9. Take care of it: move-in crisis is normal.
Moving is not exactly a path of roses and is often not done for pleasure. It means leaving behind friends, family, schools and jobs to start an unknown adventure. Although the new home looks amazing, emotional crises and moments of stress and stress are an all-natural reaction to such a big change in our lives. When it’s time for you or any of your people to need to vent, offer them a shoulder to cry on. Then find something fun to do or explore your new city. He’ll give you the strength to move on!
10. Finally, give yourself time to get used to the new situation.
Releasing your agenda, a little and taking some time to this period of adaptation can be very necessary, especially for families with children. Treat yourself to at least a week or two to catch your breath.