Memory is something we all struggle with from time to time. It’s easy to let things slip through the cracks.
Forgetting doesn’t always have a major impact on your life, but it can make things unnecessarily difficult.
This is especially true in moving. It’s hard work to begin with, but it’s exacerbated by forgetting some simple (yet essential) tips.
So don’t forget to remember these moving tips when it comes time for your move.
And don’t worry, you can print this out so you don’t have to remember it, too!
Check that checklist off your list
Don’t forget your checklist.
Not only will this keep you organized and on task, it will allow you to see the progress you’re making, even when it’s not immediately visible.
Oh, and it just feels good to check things off!
Compare the costs
What’s right for you?
Can you move yourself, or would a moving company be a welcomed help?
It’s important to weigh all the costs of moving, and figure out what works best for you.
As we mentioned last week, moving yourself has hidden costs, so be conscious of the full picture.
If you decide to turn to a professional mover, determine what you need help with.
Don’t want to lift a finger? We can take care of everything from your packing and moving, to setting up your furniture in your new home.
Don’t have access to the manpower or vehicles to move some of your larger or heavier items? Call in the professional movers to handle just those select items and take care of the smaller things yourselves!
Impart importance on imperative items
Before you move, take the time to collect important documents around the house.
Keep birth certificates, social security cards, and other important documents secured in a separate box or bag that you keep with you at all times.
Many times, these are already kept together in a safe or some secure spot, but it is important to secure them again and keep them somewhere you’re aware of throughout the duration of your move.
Whether you’re moving yourself, or moving with professionals, save time and money by trimming unnecessary things.
Cut down on clothes you don’t need, and extra furniture or decorations. Now is the time to get real about what you have.
It’s tough, but it will certainly save you in the long run.
Take time to realize
That moving is going to take longer than you think.
Start the packing and preparation process with plenty of time to spare. What doesn’t seem like a lot, will be. What seems like a lot, is going to be even more.
When you start early, you not only minimize the impact of a few busy days by spacing out the work over time, you also have the flexibility to respond to emergencies (in life and in moving).
Make life easy with essentials
Keep a separate box of just essentials to make moving day less stressful.
This could include medicine, some luxuries that you set up right away to make unpacking more enjoyable, or (if you’re like me and need food) snacks!
Keep this bag or box with you so you have easy access to the things you want most.
It’s a small extra step that you’ll have to take when you’re packing up, but it will save you a huge amount of time and energy at the end when you unpack it.
Label by both room and specific grouping (living room – movies) to make the back end of moving as stress-free as possible.
Moving is long and stressful, so plan ahead to make the end smooth.
Break out the phy-ed lessons
There’s no need for whistles and gym shorts, but a quick physical warmup can help keep you safe.
Stretch out your back and legs, and loosen those shoulders before diving into your move.
Moving is physical, and protecting yourself in advance is crucial. You’ll be tired and sore regardless, but you can minimize those effects.
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