Moving in and out of a home or apartment is a huge feat. It can take multiple days to get everything packed up, and it is a very physically challenging commitment.
While moving may be unavoidable in some instances, there are many things that you can do to ensure that moving day goes by without a hitch!
If you are planning on moving any time soon, we strongly recommend that you take a look at this simple and straightforward guide to making moving day a little easier. Let’s get started!
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Hire a Cleaning Service
Packing up boxes and lugging big pieces of furniture around is sure to wear you down. After everything has been removed, you will see the mess that has been left behind. Unfortunately, it is up to you to get the place cleaned up before you hand over the keys. But, the good news is that there is a way around it!
Cleaning a home after you have removed all the furniture and decor is a huge task that can take hours. Additionally, the return of your security deposit may be reliant on just how clean the interior spaces are. While you could always commit to doing the cleaning on your own, end of lease cleaning services ensure the job gets done quickly. You have time to focus on other important moving tasks.
Rent a Box Truck
Even if you already have a truck or SUV, we strongly recommend renting a box truck for your big moving day. Instead of making multiple trips or stacking your vehicle to the brim, you can have all of your items stored in one big vehicle and taken to your destination in just one load.
Again, this will help to save you time and energy! Also, you can rent the truck for a couple of days so that you can take your time while unloading and make sure that everything is accounted for.
Pack Your Furniture Last
If you do choose to go with a box truck, there is a particular order as to how you should pack. Start with your boxed items and work on stacking them in the deepest part of the truck. Then, start moving in the bigger items and work your way out.
This way, when you start to unpack, you will be able to move your furniture items into your new home first. This will make the rest of the unpacking process run a lot smoother as you will already have all the big items out of the way.
Make a Plan (and Stick to it!)
The best thing you can do when it comes to moving is to take time beforehand and make a plan. Buy a wall calendar or dry-erase board specifically to plot out important dates and to-do essentials for the move.
Try to set some times and deadlines for yourself so that you know you are accomplishing things at a solid pace! Of course, there will be things that come up as you go, but if you have some expectations of how you would like the day to go, it will run a lot smoother.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help
Moving is a huge task, so why not ask for help from family, friends, and professionals? This will buy save some extra time and energy that you can devote to moving into your new place. Call up some friends and ask for a favor, and contract cleaning services to inquire about rates.
We assure you that you don’t have to do this alone. By asking for help, the whole move will become more manageable!