When you think of moving, the first thing that definitely pops into your mind is stress, stress, stress, and some more stress.
Yes, no one ever said that transferring all of your belongings from your previous home to the next is easy. It’s taking too much time and energy. That is why people find themselves at a crossroads - some start too early with the preparations and some start too late. But the key is to approach the whole process with a great, organized strategy that we'll help you establish.
But don't worry, because here we'll break down everything you need for a successful and relaxed moving.
Tips before packing
It's preferable if you start planning your moving and storing six weeks before the actual act takes place. But all you have to deal with in this stage is the formalities and technicalities which you mustn't neglect.
You have to think of the perfect moving company for you. You have to agree on the time, the expenses, the moving team as well as hiring a truck to come and pick up your belongings. For example, if you're living in San Diego, type 'moving and storage San Diego' on Google and voila!
Set up cancellation for water, phone, electricity, subscriptions, internet and other services in your home for the day after you leave. You can also set up these services for your new crib.
Most importantly, keep a file or a list of everything. And I mean literally everything. The stuff for moving, the documents, the schedule, every tiny detail and information concerning your moving. It'd be pretty ugly later if you forget something back.
Make sure your boxes are adequate and organized
Before you begin packing, you need to find the right moving boxes and supplies so that nothing gets damaged or broken. Also, use all of your suitcases, bins, and baskets you can find lying around your home. That way you'll save space.
Plates go vertically in the boxes just like the records you love. Positioning them like that will lessen the chances of finding them in pieces when you arrive at your new place. What's more, be specifically delicate with how you put the breakable items such as china, pictures and anything else made of glass or porcelain. Bubble wrap and even some clothing can come in handy. For instance, a good idea is to put your glasses in clean socks.
Another very important aspect is labeling your boxes. Instead of just saying what you've put inside, also state in which room you're going to put that item. You'll thank yourself later, I promise.
Don't have space? Consider a storage facility
Sometimes no matter what you do the dates don't add up or your new home is not ready yet. That can mean only one thing. You need a space where you can put your belongings and keep them safe.
The main factors an awesome storage facility must have are:
- experienced, kind staff
- great customer service
- security 24/7
- positive reviews from satisfied customers
- extremely clean and tidy
- no pests