Each year around forty million Americans moves from their current homes. Most moves are made to homes within the same state as their existing home, while a small percentage of moves are across the country. Interestingly, people moved at almost the same high rates during the pandemic.
When it comes time to move, it can be an overwhelming yet exciting project. Continue reading to learn five moving tips to make your life ten times easier.
- Pack One Room at a Time
Packing one room at a time is much easier and more efficient. Even more important is that you’re less likely to forget things in your rush. But packing one room at a time also makes it easier to load stuff onto the truck.
Creating a list of the rooms to be packed in order can help, too. Once you pack the room, do a final sweep through to check if any small items were left behind. If the room is genuinely done, cross it off the list and move to the next one.
- Use Boxes in One or Two Sizes Only
Buying moving boxes in only one or two sizes will help you pack them more efficiently. When the boxes are packed efficiently, you can fit more items in the moving truck. Remember to label the boxes as you pack them, so you know what’s inside without opening them.
- Know the Moving Truck Size You Need
Choosing a moving truck that isn’t large enough for your items will end up being frustrating. On the other hand, choosing a moving truck that’s too large for your items means you’ve wasted money.
If you aren’t sure about the correct size, ask a professional moving company. They can give you an estimate on the truck you’ll need based on the size of your home.
- Remember To Pack Your Bags of Essentials
Remember to pack a bag of essential items you’ll need in the first day or two during your move. This includes chargers, medications, clothing, and anything else you may need. By packing an essentials bag, you reduce the need to rummage through boxes to find things in the first few days after moving.
- Hire Professionals
Hiring professional movers will save time and effort on your behalf. It also helps you ensure everything is done as quickly and efficiently as possible. It can also help protect certain valuable items during your move by utilizing best practices.
More Questions About Moving Tips?
Despite millions moving each year, there’s nothing easy about moving. Whether moving five minutes down the road or across the country, it takes a lot of time and effort to accomplish. However, the five moving tips above can help make your life ten times easier.
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