OK, all you first-time movers, this one is for you. If this is your first time moving to a new home, our experts here have some advice to make your first journey to a new home as stress-free as possible.
If you have never packed up everything you own and moved to a new home you may be in for a bit of a surprise as to just what is involved in a moving project. You can have a moving experience with less stress if you follow a few basic principles of how to get ready. If you don’t leave enough time and you’re disorganized, your move could turn into a chaotic experience.
Here are a few tips from our moving experts to get ready for your first move.
Contact moving companies first
This is one of the most basic pieces of advice we can offer you as a Boston moving company. The minute you know you are moving to a new home, you must search for and contact moving companies to not only get a survey of what needs to be moved but to get on their schedule. It seems over the years we have been living in a last-minute society but when it comes to moving, that can be your worst mistake. secure a trusted moving company.
Never procrastinate when it comes to packing
If you have never moved before then you may not be aware of just how much time it’s going to take for you to pack up your home. Just as important as contacting residential movers, packing should be at the top of your list. If you leave packing until the last minute, that will only lead to a stressful move including a disorganized moving day. Leaving time to pack not only eases the stress of moving but also allows you to pack items properly to minimize any damage. One of our pro tips is to ask your moving company for the proper boxes and packing materials. Of course, you may decide you want the moving company to pack it all. Just remember to sort through the items prior to donation or discard unwanted items.
Label all your boxes
If this is your first time moving then you may not know what you’re in for when you get to your new home. And that includes unpacking everything you had on that moving truck. What will make moving into your new home much less stressful is to label every box including the contents in that box and the room it needs to go to. Labeling boxes properly not only helps you when you’re unpacking but it also makes it much easier for the moving crews you have hired. Your move will go much smoother if everyone knows where the boxes need to be placed in your new home. If your moving company performs the packing then they would be responsible to handle the labeling of the cartoons as well as the room and contents.
Take time to relax
As a moving company, we do everything we possibly can to help families become more at ease for the entire moving journey. But we also recognize that there are so many moving parts to a move and there are plenty of things on your to-do list. That means at times, you might feel overwhelmed. We often suggest creating moving checklists and one thing that should be on that checklist is time to relax. For example, if you’re packing boxes, make sure you take a break such as a walk, or just sit down and have a cup of coffee. But one of the best ways to relax and feel less stress is to plan out your move thoroughly.
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