Hopefully, changing homes is a good and positive event in your life. However, it is rarely stress-free as you have to think about so many things at once, and oftentimes you are pressed by moving out deadlines along with your daily obligations.
So, why not try and make your life a little bit easier during that turbulent period. If you are planning to move soon, you might want to start thinking about the logistics and reducing the stress to a minimum, it is never too early for that. Stress and excitement are the essential parts of this process and it is not likely you are going to get rid of them completely, so it is better to accept them as such.
Mentally prepare for what is ahead, don’t make too much fuss about it and go with the flow. Just think about what comes after all that mess – your new beautiful home which you can decorate any way you want. So, take a deep breath and start preparing. Here are a few tips from logistics and moving professionals from CA Movers on what you can do to move out of your old home as smoothly and painlessly as possible.
As soon as you find out you are about to move out, start doing something about it. Start grouping things, throwing out the unnecessary stuff, and slowly packing the things which are not indispensable in your everyday life at the moment, like the out-of-season clothes and the likes.
You can also go with the books you are not reading at the moment or using daily. There are decorations, photos, and many other items which you do not use or need all the time, so you can start packing them as well. Dishes you do not use often is also a good idea.
Normally, when the “big” packing starts, it is way better to go room by room, but in these initial baby steps, you can shuffle a bit, and pack bits and pieces from every corner of your home.
Once you’re ready to start packing in earnest, it will be a lot easier for you if you make a good plan on how to pack and unpack, so think this through. Get enough boxes and try labeling them so it will be easier for you to unpack. You would be surprised how much a little organizational skill can make.
Also, get plenty of duct tape, newspapers, and other materials convenient for wrapping stuff. Make a packing list so you know all the things you need to take care of. It will also help you determine the order of packing. Mind you, make sure you don’t immediately pack the things you still might need in the process of moving, like documentation and contracts, but also the equipment for cleaning the apartment.
Stay focused, stay organized and try to think in advance in what order you should pack, where and how you should pack certain items and how to proceed further with them once you arrive at your new home.
Sometimes, people just get paralyzes by the moving stress and don’t know where nor how to begin. If this additional cost is not too much for you, hiring a professional moving company could be a lifesaver for you. In this way, you do not have to think about the transportation of heavy and bulky items as they will take care of them.
Also, there are probably some sensitive and fragile items in your home which require careful wrapping. They can help you with that as well. Having someone with a cool head and nothing else on the agenda except for your moving out can really make this process so much easier for you.