Most people would not put moving from one house to another at the top of their list of fun things to do. However, moving is an adventure that almost everyone will experience one or more times in their life. There are some things you can do to make moving out of one place and into another a little easier.
Make a plan
Once you know you’ll be moving, you need to devise a plan for how to get from one place to another. You need to decide if you will be moving your belongings in your personal vehicle or one you borrow from a friend. If you are going to need a moving company to help you move, go ahead and explore your options, compare prices, determine which of their services you will need and confirm your moving date as soon as possible.
Clear the Clutter
Moving provides a wonderful opportunity for you to get rid of the many things you have stashed away that you know you will not need once you relocate. Take a room by room approach to clearing the clutter from your life. Donate or sell what is still useable and throw away what is not. You can save yourself some time and work if you go ahead and pack while going through the clearing process. Seasonal clothing, holiday decor and many other items can be packed far in advance of your moving date.
If you come across items that you are not certain whether to keep, donate or sell, you can store those items and make decisions later. Fishers Self Storage has various size storage units where you can safely store items that you will not be taking to your new home. They also have boxes and rental trucks available to help make your packing and moving a less stressful experience.
Create an organized packing system that works for you. Color code boxes based on what room the contents go in or place a content label on each box. This will make unpacking much easier. It will also make it faster to locate items in the storage unit.
First Day Boxes
Pack a couple of “arrival” boxes to make your first day easier. These boxes should include snack food, clothes, toys for kids, and pet beds, bowls and food. You should have one box for important papers and information that you might need within the first few days after your move.
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