With over 50 years of collective real estate experience, we here at the Kathleen Yamauchi Group have quite a bit of our own experiences and tips for packing and moving from one house to another.
However, we love to support other businesses and get the real expert’s opinion – the ones who specialize in that business and do it every single day.
The following article is by Amanda Schultz, content specialist over at A&C Brothers Moving and Storage in Phoenix. A family owned and operated company, they have over three generations of experience and specialize in full service local and long distance moving. They offer services of temporary and long term storage, moving services locally and across state lines, full packing and unpacking services, and more!
Here are some of their best tips and tricks on how to make your moving experiences as smooth and as stress free as possible:
Almost everyone who has relocated at least once in their lives knows that the entire activity is a highly-stressful one. You can hire a moving company, but unless packing is part of that deal, you still have to pack your own belongings, and packing alone can make even the most patient person lose it. Add to that the day of the move itself, and a person can be under so much mental, physical, and emotional strain that he or she may end up inches from being a nervous wreck by the time the move is done.
That said, moving doesn’t always have to be that stressful. As long as you are prepared for everything that comes with relocating, the stress won’t always be so overwhelming. Here are some packing and moving tips that should help moving into a new house easier for you.
One thing that you should keep in mind once the decision to move into a new house becomes final is that time can move so fast you won’t realize moving day’s already a day or two away, and you have barely done any packing. So you should start packing on the very day you finalized your moving plans. That way, you get to avoid doing any panic packing and the tremendous stress that comes with it.
Declutter your home
For most people, moving is that one, big chance to finally do some decluttering. If you decide to sell, give, or throw away things you don’t really need, then you will be reducing a significant amount of the stuff you’ll be packing and bringing into your new house. That is quite a load off, figuratively and literally.
Always use quality packing materials
Whether you’re recycling old boxes and packing materials or buying new ones, make sure that they’re of good quality. You can’t have your boxes full of your most precious things fall apart on the way to your new home, so it’s in your best interest to get quality boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, zip tie bags, and other quality materials for the move.
Labels, labels, labels
Labels are extremely important because you don’t want to be digging into every box just to determine what kind of things are in it or to whom they belong. Markers will be fine, but you can also use stickers to label each box. You can even use colored stickers as some sort of a code or category.
Create an inventory
An inventory is always good because it helps you keep track of all your belongings being moved. By creating one, you will know if you lost something in transit as well as give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything’s where they should be.
Moving can be done in a do-it-yourself way, but more and more people are realizing how easier relocating would be if you hire professional movers, who know every trick in the book when it comes to moving your belongings from one point to another. While you will have to shell out money for their services, the convenience they provide will make everything worth it.
These are just a few of the many ways that you can make moving into a new house easier. Consider the tips above and search for many others, and you won’t have to be that stressed-out by a move anymore.