Whether it's because of a job change, a bigger place, or just looking for a fresh start, most of us will move multiple times during our lives. Sadly, moving can be an expensive and daunting challenge, with many boxes being nearly impossible to keep track of, and the constant feeling that something has been forgotten. It's possible, however, to make your move as pain free as possible with a bit of planning and use of your brain. Here are three tips to make your move go smoothly and save your sanity.
Early and Often
Chances are, you will have some amount of advance notice before your move, with options available to help. Calling a local moving company in Virginia Beach, VA
, early enough in advance to ensure availability so that the professionals can save your back during the big day, as well as getting those big items into the truck far easier than you can. It's also important to get as much of the packing done early, to prevent mistakes and panic during the big day.
Fill the DressersThere are likely going to be many dressers and chests in your house or apartment that will need to find their way over to your new place. It may seem more logical to pack your clothes into boxes or bags like other items, but it will do nothing but waste time and space. By keeping them full, you will make the most of your available space, while also keeping boxes available for things that won’t be so simple.
Don’t OverloadIt may be tempting to pack all your heavy things into large boxes to save on cardboard. However, by doing so you are playing a dangerous game. There box will likely become too heavy to lift, exposing you to injury, and potentially leading to the box falling apart under the weight. If all the items in the box fall out, you may find yourself losing up to an hour cleaning up the mess. Instead, put light stuff in the big box and heavy stuff in small boxes.
Moving will always be a challenge, no matter how many times you do it, but by planning things out, you can be sure of a move, that is at least mostly seamless.