How to move to a new home stress free
I just moved (again)!To my dream location in the city.
(Another testament to dreaming, believing and achieving!)
|Post compliments of Roadway Moving|
In the past I had my parents to help.
This time I did it all on my own - hired the movers, packed and unpacked.
(Ugh! I'm so sore.)
But for someone like me, someone who loves organization, moving and cleaning your new home can be extremely therapeutic. It's a side effect I've just noticed...besides a sore back, knee and hip.
Now, I can't give you any tips about avoiding soreness, but here's a guide on how to reduce your stress while moving.
60 Days Before You Move:
Start strategically planning your move, step-by-step, to alleviate the stress of last-minute packing and planning. Think about holding a garage sale before your move to help reduce the amount of stuff you're bringing to your new home.
30 Days Before You Move:
1. Check with your mover to confirm every last detail regarding what everyone's roles are for move in day.
2. Confirm with your moving company that they will be able to connect/disconnect cable, internet, electric and any additional services you're using.
3. Create a packing/unpacking plan for your move in day.
14 Days Before You Move:
1. Begin cleaning out any rooms in your house that haven't been emptied yet, making sure to not leave anything unpacked.
2. Collect all of your most valuable belongings, (such as jewelry) and keep them separate from the rest of your packed belongings.
3. Continue to do so up until move in day.
|This is the view outside of my window!|
Move in Day:
1. Unpack the necessary items you will need for your first night in your new home (i.e. toilet paper, bottled water, snacks, towels, etc.).
2. Take inventory of all boxes that were picked up and delivered to your new home, making sure everything is there before the movers leave.
Following this checklist will not only simplify your move, but it will ensure that nothing goes missing in the process.