Americans sure do like to move. According to a Gallup Survey, one in four Americans moves every five years all across the country. Whether it’s to a new townhome, luxury apartments, or a house of your own, it’s safe to say that moving can be a stressful time no matter how much of a seasoned mover you are. There are so many things to do and so many details to organize that it can be overwhelming. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled some of our favorite hacks that will make moving less stressful altogether.
Don’t think too hard during the purge
People have a lot of stuff. You don’t want to lug all this stuff with you to your new home, so purging is the way to go. Don’t think too much when you purge. If the question comes up on whether or not you should throw something away, the answer should always be yes. Toss it in the bin. Think of it this way: if you’ve already debated whether you wanted to keep it or not, is it really worth taking up space during the move?
Dedicate time to the problem at hand
Moving is a big task, so you’ll want to really take time off to focus on getting everything together and organized. If you have kids, send them to a babysitter. Take time off of work and even create a group of friends and family to help you figure things out. The more time you dedicate to moving, the less stressful it will be on moving day.
Go room by room
It isn’t an efficient use of your time to run from room to room gathering clutter. Instead, go from room to room and back one area at a time. Then make sure to label the boxes on where you want them to go in your new place, so the movers can put everything in the right place right away.
Following these tips will bring you a stress-free move because you won’t have to stress about the little details. All you’ll have to worry about is choosing the right luxury apartment, and you’ll be all set to start your life in a brand new home.