The two months before moving day are probably the most stressful months for anyone. There is a lot that needs to get done before it is moving day and at times it can feel like you are being pulled from all directions. Staying organized and planning things for each day is the best way you can ensure that you can get everything done in time. It is also important to remember in the midst of all of the stress and chaos that the move is a good decision and that once you settle into your new place, things will be smooth sailing from there.
When you are preparing to move you will have to get a lot of things done and this includes and is not limited to having to deal with a lot of paperwork, talking to your real estate agent every other day, making sure that you end your milk, mail, and postal subscriptions and getting your address updated everywhere, packing everything and sorting out what needs to be kept and what needs to be thrown away, dealing with the moving company, making sure everything is safely loaded and then safely unloaded once the moving truck does get to the new location. It is important to note that none of these tasks are too difficult, however, they are many tasks that can be tedious to deal with and that is what adds to the stress.
Your stress of having to move can be significantly reduced by having a good moving company. A good moving company should be able to take all of your things and then safely move them to your new location without any hiccups or problems. If you are moving locally, then you should opt for a local moving company since you are not only supporting small businesses but also letting people that just know the locality better to operate. Your moving truck should be able to fit all of your things and it should be licensed and insured so that you are not liable and just in case you require any compensation in the case of any injury, accident, or damages during the job. You can ask around people you know for their recommendations on good moving companies, you can look up different directories online or you can just look into the services provided by Relentless Moving Logistics, LLC.
The best thing you can do for yourself during this time is to come up with a comprehensive checklist of things that you need to do before moving day. This way you have a record and can check off things that are already done, and then make sure that all other pending tasks are given attention accordingly. Creating a checklist lets you stay on top of things and will prevent the likelihood of you forgetting anything by the time you do get to moving day. So even if you are not an organized person, this is the time to try something different and get organized.
The process of packing things can get tedious but it helps to start on it as early as you can. If you want to lighten the load of packing, you can go for a purge first. By purge, we refer to going through all of your things and then deciding which things you want to keep and which ones you want to recycle, donate, sell, or just throw away. This is a great way to declutter, reduce the number of things that need to get packed exponentially and prevent you from having to carry unnecessary clutter into your new place, leaving room for you to find replacements or just start over on a clean slate again. Another important thing that you need to do is make sure that you label all of your boxes correctly. Sorting boxes thematically, carefully wrapping and packing fragile items, and then labeling the corresponding boxes as fragile will reduce the likelihood of the moving company recklessly handling the box, and this way things will go by more smoothly.
If you happen to have a work shed then you want to make sure that you pack all of your tools correctly. You want to make sure that you disassemble all of your big tools so that they can be packed easily, and all the while pad all of your tools as well so that they do not end up rubbing against each other or getting damaged in any way. If you happen to have sharp tools like blades and saws, then you want to make sure that you carefully wrap them before you end up packing them as well. You will then correctly label all of the tools, materials, and parts that are in each box and then get everything into the moving van once the moving day is here.