Moving is no small task. In fact, it’s probably one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. Putting your life into some boxes and taking it from one home to another is a challenge. Most people treat it like a nightmare, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier. I’ve been helping people buy and sell homes for years and have seen every possible method people can come up with to make moving easy. From asking countless friends and family members to borrow their cars to hiring an elite moving company. Naturally, I’ve found some great ways to make the process as painless as possible. If you are planning on moving in 2019, here is what you must know.
Pick the right moving day
The first thing you need to do when getting ready to move is to pick the right day. Moving is a huge undertaking, whether it’s getting out of a small condo or a mansion, you are gonna need all hands on deck. You’ll need friends, family, and professionals at the ready to make the process as easy as possible. Finding a day when you can get the most help possible is key to giving yourself a great moving day. The more hands you have the faster and easier it will be to load and unload. Call some friends and get some professional movers to help you. It will give you a smooth move, something that you will be grateful for.
Pack and Sort by Category
The easiest way to pack, move, and unpack everything you have is to sort it all by category. Choose a day and use it to pack all your books then the next day pack up all your clothing, and so on. Not only will this help break the process up into more manageable tasks, but help you keep track of everything. This pays off big on moving day since you can load everything up according to the category. After the furniture and big items are on the truck begin with clothes, electronics, and everything else by category. This method is a foolproof way to keep track of everything you own when it’s being placed on the truck and into your new home.
Get boxes from your local liquor store
Where is the best place in town to get boxes? I’m going to let you in on a secret, the location that is overflowing with free boxes is a liquor store. It might not be the first, second, or even tenth place you’d think of, but it’s the best location in town. These stores have so much stock coming in day to day to replace what has sold that they always have empty boxes piling up to the ceiling. Best of all, the boxes used to ship alcohol tend to be stronger and designed for easy stacking, making them perfect for all your packing needs. They’re the perfect way to ensure that your delicate items such as plates and glass items arrive at your new home safely.
Make use of your baskets and Luggage
When you are packing, don’t completely rely on boxes you are bringing in, make use of bags, baskets, luggage, and other items like these. This is one of the smartest and most useful packing tips you will ever hear. Not only will it save you the time of tracking down extra boxes, but it will help you know exactly what can be put into them. A laundry basket is perfect for clothes especially if it has a lid. Backpacks are exceptional at transporting your toiletries. Luggage can be used for everything from delicates to the toughest things you own. Before you go box hunting see what you have in your home.
Moving is difficult no matter when it happens, but you can take steps to lessen the burden. Making sure everything is packed by category and that you are making the most of the luggage and bags in your home. Getting some boxes from the liquor store and make sure you have all hands ready will make moving as painless as possible. These tips are guaranteed to be useful every time you need to move. If you find yourself looking to sell or buy a home, call me right away. I have years of experience in real estate and will help you through the entire process. Take a look at my listings for some great properties. For more tips on real estate, be sure to read my blog.