It is also as physically difficult as it is mental. Getting organized can lead to a lot of mental stress and physically packing everything puts a strain on your back.
That’s why it pays to have a plan and be as organized as possible to minimize all the things that can go wrong and to have as smooth a transition as possible.
There will always be things that looking back you will wish you had done differently, but for the most part these tips will make it a lot easier on you.
Hire a Professional
If you are over the age of 25 then there is no asking your friends to help you move. You could surely wrangle a few to help out for the promise of beer, but when you are moving house, it has to be done right. Only give them a small amount of things to help out with.
The point is, hire a professional moving company. A company like Armada Moving has the resources, expertise and manpower to make sure your move goes flawlessly.
If you live in a small studio apartment and minimal furniture, then sure, you can probably do it yourself. Moving a whole house full of furniture is no small task and you’ll be glad to have a team helping out.
Hopefully, before you have even lifted a finger you have your house organized. If you are the type that has a well organized closet, for example, then the chances of having a smooth transition are greater. If you don’t know where half of your things are then you’re going to have a hard time.
Create a list of what will be packed and then a rating of importance. This will help you decide when stuff gets moved and how it will be put in the new place. Things that you don’t need now have a low importance and can be boxed up right away. Other items need to wait until the last minute.
You should also create a schedule or a timeline of when things need to happen. When the moving truck arrives, you will have everything ready to go.
Get Rid of Things You Don’t Use
If you’ve had something at the bottom of your closet for over a year and haven’t used it or needed it in that time, then chances are it can be sold or given away. This is a good time to dump all the dead weight and get rid of things that you really don’t need.
Have a yardsale to lighten up your load and make some money at the same time. If you’d rather not deal with the headache of organizing a yard sale, then you can donate your old stuff. Many charities will send a truck to pick things up if you are donating heavy items or a large amount.