Even the shortest of moves can be a big cause of stress. It involves a lot of organization and it can be just plain inconvenient at times. If you’re moving in Marietta, GA, then keep reading for a few tips on how to have a successful and stress-free move.
As soon as you know you’re moving, it’s time to start getting organized. Put together a binder with a list of everything you need to do before the day of the move. List items that can be packed up early on, like seasonal clothing or decorations, and which items need to be kept with you until the last minute, like clothing and other essentials.
Purge Your Items
Moving is a great time to purge those unnecessary items you keep hanging onto. Go through all of your clothing, decorations, and other items and decide what you really need and what can be sold, donated, or thrown away. If you haven’t used it in over a year, then you should probably get rid of it. The more items you discard, the fewer things you have to worry about moving, and the easier your job will be. After all, do you really want to go through the hassle of packing and unpacking an item just to stick it back into storage?
Break Things Down
While it may be tempting to just shove that desk into the moving truck fully assembled, taking it apart will save you a lot of room and make it less likely that it will be damaged during the move. Of course, large, solid pieces of furniture may not even have the option of being taken apart. But, if it can be taken apart into smaller pieces, do it. Make sure to keep track of the hardware for the item by putting it all in a Ziploc baggie and taping it to the furniture.
Color Code Your Boxes
When it comes time to unload the boxes at your new place, you’ll probably have to answer the question “Where does this go?” about a thousand times. Save yourself some of the hassle and purchase colored stickers from the office supply store. Designate one color for each room. When you get to your new place, put a sticky note indicating that room’s assigned color. You can also put a sort of directing on the front door so people can easily find where their item belongs. People will be able to put boxes where they need to go without your help, so you can focus on getting things done.
But the best thing you can do to make your move successful is to hire a local residential moving company to help you out.