You finally found your perfect new home. There’s some work to be done, that’s for sure, as you are already picking out the colours and matching drapes. Visiting every room and creating floor plans is all fine and dandy, but there is one little step that still needs your attention beforehand. Moving is usually one process that many people dread, as they heard plenty of horror tales associated. It doesn’t have to be this way, as moving can be a simple step toward your bright new home. With that in mind, let us get started, shall we?
1. Big things first
It is the little things that matter, but the biggest of your items, cause the largest commotion. Looking at that long dining table or the extravagant sofa, and just trying to imagine how it will go through the door causes enough stress. Let alone thinking about the moving truck and unloading inside your new home. Now add to that the myriad of sofas, tables, closets and other hefty possessions, and you have a recipe for multiple trips, possible moving damage and rising costs.
All of these can be avoided by disassembling them into smaller pieces. Usually, these large items are easy to put apart and back together. As such they will take far less space while moving and will become that much easier to handle and relocate.
2. Reaching out
Any moving process has ample work involved. So much so that it can easily get over anyone’s head, and it becomes a nightmare to manage. Sure, you can take your phone out and start calling in on favours, but there are also alternatives. Having professional and experienced moving services do the job for you is the ideal solution. Many think of them as expensive.
But when you factor in the time, effort, and hassle that you need to put in, they more than pay for themselves. Also, you don’t need to call in for any favours and don’t risk any potential damage as moving companies have plenty of experience under their belt and can get the job done in no time.
3. Inventory overview
All items in your possession are equal, but some are more equal than others. It is ok and completely normal to have favourites, and by doing so, you are making the moving process easier. Separating your earthly possessions into essential and non-essential is a great start in de-cluttering the area. All items that fall into the non-essential category can be moved ahead of time. Chances are that you know the exact moving date. With that in mind, you can plan and organise the movement of these non-essential items beforehand. This method also helps you realise what you own and what you can live without, so it’s a nifty bonus to consider.
4. Add a bit of colour
We all could use a dash and spec of colour here and there in our lives. Colours make anything light up and transform those plain old boxes into something more. When you are moving, things are hefting, and there are plenty of moving parts going around. Time is of the essence, and you need to make split-second decisions. Two brown boxes can look the same, but one can have priceless and extremely fragile porcelain inside.
Using colourful labels on boxes to distinguish them saves you a lot of mental health. For example, red can is for those that need special care and attention. Blue for liquids, chemicals and such, green for anything organic, etc. To add to the usefulness of labelling, they also help with unpacking because you can quickly and easily distinguish between your new inventory and be done with unpacking in no time.
Starting any new project or embarking on new adventures seems daunting at first. You may be easily overwhelmed or stunned by the sheer volume of information and what you think needs to be done. But, the most important step that you can make is to get started. Bit by bit and step by step will lead you to the gist of things. In no time at all, you will be able to see the fruits of your labour manifest before your eyes. And soon, this all will be behind you. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.