Moving is one of those rare occasions that is both stressful and exciting at the same time. The prospect of a new location can be thrilling, but getting all your possessions safely there can be stressful. If you have a large relocation ahead of you that’s making you anxious; there are some simple moving tips you can use to make your move more efficient.
We spoke with a national NY moving company that helps clients with their local and long distance moving needs. These movers have been in business for years, so they know a thing or two about streamlining the moving process. Whether you’re moving to Jewett from another state or just a town over, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind for your move:
1. Pack An Overnight Bag
Moving day can put you through a lot of strenuous physical labor that results in heavy sweating and mysterious dirt smudges. Once you get to your new home, a perfect stress-reliever is a hot bath with your favorite soaps, shampoos, and some Epsom salt to ease your aching muscles. Pack all of these necessary toiletries in your overnight bag or essentials box along with any electronic charging cords, a tablet or laptop, so you have entertainment while you wait for your utilities to be activated, and a change of clothes just in case you have to head directly to work the next day.
2. Place Priority Items In Special Packaging
Once you move in and begin to unpack, there are certain items that you will immediately try to find first. These items include cooking items, dinnerware, undergarments, paper towels, laundry detergents, trash bags, and cleaning supplies. To make it easier for you to find these essential items, Cheap Movers DC suggests packing them in clear totes so that you can see inside the totes for easy access and to differentiate them from the rest of your brown packing boxes.
3. Socks Aren’t Just For Your Feet
If you happen to have a delicate collection of stemware and glasses that you’re trying to secure before a big move, try sliding them into a couple of pairs of clean socks for added cushioning and protection. While these socks will offer an extra layer of protection, your glasses and stemware should still be packed safely in a small box or tote that’s lined with blankets or clothes. Also, be sure to pack these boxes and totes last to ensure that the boxes aren’t crushed or knocked around by other larger, heavier boxes. See here for additional tips on packing breakables.
4. Utilize Detailed Labeling
A very common way to organize a large move is to label your boxes. While most people will use a simple one-word or one-phrase label, you would be doing your future self a favor if you were to create a more detailed label for your boxes. Purchase a cheap pack of ordinary office labels, stick one on each box, and write down to what room the items in the box belongs and a summary of the items within the box. This will help you unpack quickly and find items you’re looking for more efficiently.
5. Don’t Unpack Your Drawers
One large hassle of relocating is having to unpack all of your dresser drawers then repack them once you reach your new home. Instead of wasting all of that time and effort, try wrapping each dresser drawer in cling wrap (or moving wrap) and just stacking the dresser drawers into the moving truck like you would boxes. Once you reach your new home, you can simply unwrap the dresser drawers, slide them into the dresser, and eliminate the packing and unpacking process.