Archive for August 24th, 2012

Five great ways to make moving simpler

Moving can be one of the most difficult things that one can ever go through. While people may look forward to starting fresh in a new home in a new city, they do not look to the confusion and stress with the same amount of anticipation. Thankfully, there are several things that one can do to make the entire moving experience simpler, more efficient and less confusing.

Use a checklist. Using a moving checklist can be a great way for people to make sure that they stay on top of their games. People can start as early as a month or two ahead of time and make a list of everything that they will need to do before the big day arrives. As each subsequent day passes and they check off another list, a sense of accomplishment will grow, as will a families confidence.

Sell and donate! A second great way to make moving easier is to get rid of things that one will no longer need. If something has not been needed for the past few years, it probably will not be needed in a new home either. Holding a yard sale or donating a bunch of things will not only lead to less clutter, but less to pack up as well!

Eat light! Kitchenware can be some of the heaviest and bulkiest things in a families house. By packing up things well ahead of their moving date and cooking light during their last week at home, a family will be able to make sure they do not have to rush to pack things up the morning of a move.

Find a good moving company. The best moving company should be able to provide their clients with a list of references, a transparent estimate of all charges and a list of proper licenses and permits before any work begins.

Finally, the best thing people can do before moving is to make sure they take some time each day to relax. People that become overly stressed out can actually end up making the move more difficult on themselves that it would otherwise be. Families that have a little bit of fun each day will remember that there is a great deal to look forward to as they get ready to move.