It’s inevitable when you move to be stressed and out of sorts. We have compiled a list of things to help it be a little smoother and keep you a little saner.
1. Accept Help.
Hire a helper or enlist a family member or friend who loves to pack. Treat them with their favorite food and drinks. Pull out the Sharpies and write on all the boxes what room they belong and if it’s an important item – Mark Open 1st on the outside to help expedite your unpacking when you get settled in.
2. Hire Movers.
If you plan on using U-Haul, they offer helpers when you get book your truck. Companies like Just in Time Moving or Muscular Men Moving can help save the day. Most of the time, if you are packed, the moving help can focus on the bigger items and keep you “moving” along (no pun intended). Having movers also keeps you working on time which if you have ever moved, which most of us have, then you know how painful the entire day can be.
3. Don’t Forget Your Food.
Use coolers and insulated bags to transport your fridge food to your new home. If you have items that can be donated, take them to a local food bank in your area.
4. Professionally Clean.
If you have a house you are selling or have to leave an apartment in a clean condition in order to get a deposit back, be sure to hire a professional real estate cleaning service in your area. You can do the work yourself but unless you are meticulous, the services are usually better and pretty affordable.
5. Change Your Address Promptly.
The United States Post Office will forward your mail, so long as you have completed a Change of Address Form online. It’s a good idea to go into online bank accounts, subscription services and recurring bill websites and change your address manually. Notify friends and family of your new address as well buy a simple email.