Moving home is both exciting and stressful, so it’s wise to pick up tips and tricks to make your efforts easier and a little less exhausting. On moving day, you’ll be awash with emotions as you leave your old house for pastures new ready to begin a start a fresh chapter in your life. Doing so can be a long process, but try to get packed up ahead of time to limit the pressure of deadlines, keep your kids entertained, and make sure that you’ve cut down on the items you’re taking to limit the price of using moving vans and the effect on the environment.
Only Take What You Want
This might sound like an obvious suggestion, however, many people make the mistake of taking too much with them and, as a result, experiencing considerable trouble trying to fit all of their belongings into their new abode, unless, of course, they’re getting a larger house. So, when it comes to sorting your things and packing up your home, try and remove items that you know you’re not going to use ever again, or those that are broken, outdated, or just no longer serve a purpose. Consider renting a Phoenix dumpster so that you can keep your trash on site, sort through it before making your final decision, and offer it to others in your neighborhood who might be able to find a purpose for it.
Get Packed Up Early
You cannot be too organized when it comes to packing up boxes and organizing transport to take your belongings from A to B. Having said this, you’ll want your home to feel like home for as long as possible before you have to disrupt the order and start to pack things away and arrange them in your new place. Source the boxes ahead of time, and decide what you’re taking and how you’re going to arrange furniture and furnishings in your new place.
Keep A Bag Of Everyday Essentials
It’s not uncommon to lose items in transit, so make sure you keep important items with you and in one place at all times. If you’re concerned about transporting precious and breakable items, then carry them with you and transport them yourself instead of loading them onto the back of a removal van. Aside from keeping all important belongings safe, you should also keep everyday items like cosmetics, nightwear, medications, and a spare change of clothes aside in a bag that you can reach easily and won’t have to rummage through boxes in order to locate.
Keep The Kids Entertained
Moving isn’t just stressful for you alone – it can also be a difficult time for young children, especially if you’re moving them away from familiarity and to a new area complete with a new school. Keep them happy during transit by keeping them engaged in fun games and communication. Take the time to ask your children how they feel about the move, what they’re most looking forward to, and what they’re sad to leave behind. Keep them happy using an iPad, a series of book, games, and the promise of tasty snacks along the way.