Moving to a new residence is quite exciting. Having a new space to make new memories is something a lot of people look forward to, but beneath all the excitement, comes a daunting reality; moving can be a little stressful. But it doesn’t have to be, so long as you know what to do. While you have to consider a lot of things when moving, there are easy ways to do it and still have time to relax right after.
Here are five tips for making your move easy.
- Sort your things by category.
Before you can move all your stuff to the new place, you are going to have to deal with packing your items properly and strategically. When sorting all your stuff, do it by category. Prior to doing anything, buy those large moving boxes or plastic containers and label them accordingly. Sort out things that are going to the bathroom, kitchen, living room, etc. This way, you will have an easier and organized way of putting things back in order once you are already in your new home.
- Hire a professional moving company.
A lot of us may not have the luxury of time and the capability to handle everything when it comes to moving. This is where hiring a professional moving company comes in. Find a reputable company with excellent customer service that can assist you ahead of time and help you with your move smoothly. Prior to hiring one, make sure that you have read the company’s policies, terms and conditions, refund, and damage policies. Research in advance as well if they as for full payment weeks earlier than your moving date.
- Schedule your service providers’ disconnection dates.
To avoid having headaches and surprise bills in the future, make sure to call your electricity, Internet, cable, and water suppliers one to two weeks prior to move so you can set a schedule when to disconnect all of it from your old house. Oftentimes, you may need to return items such as cable boxes, cords, and whatnots so it would be better than you have enough time to attend to all this before your move.
- Change your address a week before you move.
One of the most important things that you need to do in order to have your life running smoothly after your move is to change your address ahead of time. Call your bank, subscription services, and other companies you are affiliated with to update your address. An easy way for a change of address would be to do it online if you have a tight schedule.
- Avoid buying groceries a week before your moving date.
We want to avoid throwing a decent food, that is why avoid buying groceries at least a week before your moving date. This way, you will be able to consume all the food you have left at home and not waste anything. As a bonus tip, if you really have to buy some groceries, stock them in advance in your new home a day or two prior to your move if possible.