To be very honest, when you are relocating somewhere from your existing place, a lot of things need to look at. Be it choosing a perfect location for moving or clearing all the taxes related to your current address, the moving process is not easy. This is why whenever the topic of moving pops, any sane person becomes depressed, anxious, and stressed.
And it is under duress that people make several mistakes which make the entire moving go wrong. Starting from having to deal with broken furniture parts to packing the boxes properly, a lot of hurdles can arise during relocation. Perhaps this is the reason why the idea of relocation is so stressful.
So, does that mean whenever you will relocate from one place to the other, you will also have to endure the torture and high stress levels?
No, you won’t!
With a proper checklist and strategy, you can make the move stress-free and less burdening. And that’s what we will discuss here today.
The ways in which you can make your moving process easier and hassle-free:
Make separate clutter for unwanted and useful objects
The moment you will decide to relocate to a new place, your first job will be to take everything out, and sort them into two groups. The first group will consist of the dumped materials, unwanted items, and other such materials. While sorting them out, use large garbage bags to pack them together. This will help you to dump them easily without violating the principles.
The second group will consist of the useful and needed materials. This group must not contain a single object which might further create a mess in the new place. If you are planning to buy something new which you already have, you can remove that old item from the second list. After all, there is no need to jam your new home with two similar objects.
Pack your belongings according to the new place
Your current place and the new one is definitely not the same, right?
For example, you might not have an island kitchen in the old home. But, if you have an island counter in the new place, you can sell your dining table as an island is basically used as a dining platform. Similarly, let’s say you have a plastic bookcase in your old home. However, if you already have a pre-built bookcase at the new place, carrying the plastic case will be useless.
For this reason, you need to pack only those things which will be needed at the new place. If you think that some of the belongings at your old home will simply cause clutter or will be unnecessary, you can sell them and get some cash.
Protect the fragile and vulnerable items
Another major mistake that most people make while packing their belongings during a move is not caring about the fragile and vulnerable items. They simply put the crockeries, glasses, flower vase pieces, and other fragile material in cartons without any protection. Now, during the relocation, if somehow the car encounters a rough patch of road, high chances are there that the items inside the boxes will break into pieces.
For this reason, you need to keep shock-absorbing material around a fragile item while packing. Styrofoam, straws, papers, and other such items are wonderful shock absorbers and will prevent damage even if the box tumbles down during the relocation.
Label the packages and boxes for better identification
Let’s say you have packed all the smaller belongings, vulnerable items, books, clothes, and other items in similar carton boxes. Now, will you be able to identify them without opening the box? Will you be able to instruct the movers on which boxes should be sitting below and which need better and careful handling?
No, you can’t because there is no way to identify them without reopening these cartons. Well, not unless you are using labels. These labels can be in the form of numbers and those numbers should be noted down in a checklist with their components. You can even use colourful tapes, or papers to mark the boxes. If you are using different boxes for different people’s belongings, you can label them with name and type.
Hire a trustworthy moving company
Lastly, you need to hire a trustworthy moving company. Some companies will only provide you with the relocation transport, usually trucks. The size of these vehicles will depend on the size of the movement. You can either hire a single truck for carrying the huge items or multiple trucks. On the other hand, some companies are there which also provide packing services. Here, the professionals will take over the entire packing process, along with loading and unloading of the boxes, and other items.
While moving, people usually start fretting over smallest to smallest things like packing the books in the boxes, choosing a moving transport system, unloading the belongings at the new location, and so on. Hence, with this guide, we hope you will have a kickstart and will be able to prepare a relocation checklist without any hassle.