Three words that most people love or dread, It’s moving day! Being an Army brat, my family is very familiar with making cross country moves. But, I can honestly say, each move is different. Moving is often one of the most exhilarating feelings whenever you’re ready to explore new territories, live in a different home and make new memories. But, moving can also stressful experience if you’re not prepared. So, today I am sharing 5 useful tips to implement in your packing routine that will create a smooth transition.
First, make a list of the packing supplies you will need. Most items can be found at your local Walmart, Home Depot, U-Haul or Lowe’s. It’s essential to use the correct supplies when moving in order to keep your possessions safe throughout the move. I recommend purchasing all of the necessary items several weeks early. You can also purchase products that are friendly to the environment, as well.
- 15-20 small cardboard boxes
- 10-15 medium cardboard boxes
- 10-15 large cardboard boxes
- Cardboard separators (for packing glasses and dishes)
- Bubble wrap
- Packing peanuts
- Clean newsprint (bedsheets, linens and blankets work well too)
- Stretch wrap (for bundling awkward items like skis or furniture pieces)
- Mattress bags
- Box cutter
- Packing tape
- Sharpie markers
These must-have packing supplies will help you have a smooth move.“ HGTV
Second, do not procrastinate. I know this may be easier said than done, but it’s important to stay on schedule. Set a deadline for purchasing supplies, cleaning out items in your home, and packing rooms in your home. The sooner you’re able to finish important tasks, the less you have to worry about when the initial move begins.
Third, inventory your items. No matter the length of time you’ve lived somewhere, it’s important to inventory what you have. Go through the items in your home and decide whether you will keep, throw away, sell or donate items that you don’t use or don’t need anymore. Decluttering will help your move because you will not be taking the same unused items to a different place.
Fourth, enlist help. We all know most tasks take less time if we have a group of people helping. Plan a fun packing party. Purchase food and snacks for your friends and family. “For those that are lucky enough to have a group of friends that help out, make sure you plan ahead with a setup that will make them want to put you straight into the BFF category. Our idea? A junk food bar! Stock up on all the snacks that you know you shouldn’t be eating but love to anyway: chips, chocolate bars, gummy candy, cookies, etc. Put it all out and encourage everyone to help themselves.If you want to get fancy and have some time before the move, try some of these recipes, and whip up your own junk food buffet.”HGTV
Play upbeat music. We all tend to work faster when music is playing. Although the evening is fun, it’s also very resourceful to your moving schedule. Before you start the packing party, as a side note, be sure to mark any items that you don’t need packed and also assign people to pack various rooms of your home. This way, you have multiple rooms covered while you have extra people assisting you.
And, last but not least, hire your movers. Do your research. Enlist a company that is reputable and has great reviews. If you’re in the Atlanta area, Atlanta Peach Movers is the company for you! Their mission is to make relocating a red carpet experience for every customer. Their daily goal is to anticipate and meet their customers’ needs by employing an impeccably trained staff and utilizing the latest technology and equipment. They believe the best employee is a fully trained employee.
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