We are all aware that moving can be a hassle. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving across the street, or to another country. The fact remains that transferring homes can be quite a messy ordeal. However, we at Clearhaven Lettings believe that there are quite a few proven ways that can help minimize stress, confusion and damage when you leave one home for another.
So, if you are contemplating moving into a new apartment or house any time soon, here are a few ways you can make it easier.
Tip #1 – How about them moving containers? Moving containers, usually referred to as “pods” are fundamentally big crates that you can fill your stuff with. It is pretty awesome, and often used by movers. On moving day, the pod is picked up by a track and taken to your new location. If you have room outside your current house or apartment to store a large container for several days as you pack it up this can be a major convenience. Of course, you will need to check with your leasing company if this is an option. It would also be wise to check with management at your destination to see if such containers can be conveniently delivered.
Tip #2 – Make your arrangements in advance. Oftentimes, people ask their friends for help when it comes to moving. However, there are also professionals you can hire for this event. It doesn’t really matter which option you are choosing, as long as you can make your arrangements several weeks ahead of time in able to avoid hassles on moving day.
Tip #3 – Host a garage sale or donate unused household items. If you feel like there wouldn’t be a need for most of the junk in your current home, sell it or donate it. If you are planning to sell, host a garage sale weeks before you move out. Or, you can donate these items to your favourite or local charity. This will help make your boxes lighter, and you’ll have some extra cash on hand.
Tip #4 – Pack in advance. Don’t wait until the last minute to pack your items. That will be a huge disaster. If you are busy with work, take a day off just to pack your things, and don’t procrastinate. Start packing little-used, decorative and personal items. Save the functional must-haves items to pack for the very end because you might still use them.
Tip #5 – Clothes can be used as packaging. Yep, you have read that right. Who needs bubble wrap when it is so expensive? You can use clothes as a substitute. Use your clothes to wrap fragile items such as dishes, glasses and other breakables. You can even put glasswear inside clean socks.