At one time or another, we’ve all had to or will have to move. Since 1980, each year 43 million Americans or 16.8% of the population will end relocating for some reason, whether it’s due to work, college, or to be closer to family, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. The most frequent cause for relocating is to pursue a job opportunity. In fact, over 35% of those between the ages of 20 and 24 relocate each year, due to college or job opportunities.
Let’s be honest, no one likes to move. While the prospect of moving and starting a new life is exciting, the process of packing, finding movers or moving companies can be frustrating to say the least. If not properly prepared for, moves can be be stressful, chaotic, and unorganized. It’s important to follow moving day tips and guidelines to expedite your next move.
Though there are several moving tips and advice available, the best tips for moving out and tips for packing and moving center around planning and organization. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your move will not go smoothly if you try to prepare for it in one day either.
When following moving tips and advice, it’s important to always remember to stay organized throughout the process. A pen, paper — or your smartphone — and permanent marker will become your best friends during your move. Before you even beginning packing or label, take inventory of all your belongings. Decide what you will be taking, what you will be donating, or what items need to be left behind. From there, begin making lists according to each room and their contents. Lists help to simplify the process of moving and keep everything, and everyone, on track and on the same page. It’s also important to take pictures of your valuable items before you actually move for insurance purposes, especially if you are using a moving company.
Once you begin packing, label absolutely everything. It’s important to label each box by room and it’s contents. This will make the task of unpacking faster and easier. If certain boxes include fragile items, clearly mark the box as “fragile” or “handle with care”. Also, ensure that each box is packed properly, meaning they are not too heavy and are easy to handle.
By following these simply moving tips and advice, you can feel confident that your next move will be your easiest!