Switching careers? Entering retirement? Well, moving can be the most uncomfortable process in a person’s life. It can spoil your comfort, it can spoil your health. It is a hectic job to be honest but planning before moving can make your life easier and can be less stressful if done rightly.
How many boxes do I need? Where to start the cleaning from? How will I move all the stuff that is a year’s worth? Questions won’t stop popping in your mind, so you need to plan first. Though there is no guarantee that this planning won’t make you go crazy as well, but thankfully, there are some hacks to make your life and the moving process less stressful and easier.
Some important moving tips
Now we are going to share some moving tips with you, and you’ll surely be thanking us later for that.
Defrosting the refrigerator: Do it a day before moving. Wipe out the liquid so that you don’t have to face a stinky, wet mess when you reach your new home.
Grocery: Two weeks prior to moving, make your last grocery trip. The lesser the food you have at the time of moving, the better it is, otherwise you’ll have to waste it.
Do some charity: If you have items or some stuff that you don’t want to take along, call the charity organization to arrange and come to that stuff up. Your time will be saved this way.
What to do with valuables that you don’t want? You can sell that stuff online. You can use eBay, Esty or craigslist for that purpose.
Remember to put the online at least six weeks before moving. You’ll probably get enough money to pay the LA movers from that. Keep in mind that online selling sometimes can be a lengthy process and may take time, therefore, plan accordingly.
Don’t forget to change the address. Do that at least two weeks before moving to avoid any problems later. Keep your bank, subscriptions, mail, credit cards etc. in your mind as well.
If you are moving out of a rented home, take picture when it is cleaned-out, and do the same before moving into the new one. This will help you get the deposits back and will save you from major headaches with problematic landlords who charge unnecessary repair and cleaning fees when you are moving out of the home.
Remember that when you are moving into the new home, you’ll be tired and won’t be able to unpack your stuff instantly. So, pack an overnight bag. Keep all the essentials in it including a change of clothes, your toiletries. Keep your laptop or tabs in it as well as you’ll need them to communicate with your loved ones.
Hire professional movers to move your stuff. They know their work best and can save you from a lot of hassle in case you are looking to ask your friends to help you move the heavy and valuable stuff. Moving companies come with insurance and are liable to compensate you if they break anything. So, hire professional movers and hire them weeks prior to moving as you’re not the only one in the area moving. Don’t go the mover days before moving as there are others who are planning to move on the last day of the month as well.