Moving is an exciting but stressful thing to experience. It indicates a new chapter in your life. However, it also brings a few weeks of very stressful events. It can be an emotional rollercoaster with the ups of a new house and opportunities and the lows of the goodbyes and packing. With so much going on, it can be far too easy to forget critical elements of the move. There’s no shame in it, and even the most obvious things can very easily slip your mind.
So what are the things you need to remember during your move? Well, the answer is a lot. But don’t worry, keep calm, and you should remember these things with no issues! But just in case, here is a reminder of things to remember when moving.
Your Pet is Moving too
A person’s pet is such an important part of their life. You see them every day, and caring for them is just part of the daily routine. However, during the move, it can be easy to forget about them. After all, it’s not like you will box them up and ship them in the moving truck. It’s also worth remembering that the car you are traveling in could be filled with boxes and items, which won’t be very comfortable for your furry friend. Alternatively, you could be traveling by airplane for a long-distance move. So how is your pet going to make it to its new home? Pet transport is a logical option for many owners. These services safely transport your pet to the location in a caring way, meaning that’s one worry out of your head.
Start Sorting Early
Even if you’re not necessarily a hoarder, it can be tough to throw things away. If you can find the willpower, however, it will make moving a lot easier. The less you have to transport, the better. So getting rid of your unnecessary items is a really beneficial thing. It is worth trying to do this as early on as possible, however. Doing it at the last minute can usually lead to panic packing, meaning not much gets thrown out at all. Start a few weeks out and go room by room through everything that needs to be packed. A good way to do it is to have a keep, donate, and throw away box. Think about how much you use the item and the likelihood of you ever using it again.
Your boxes are the key to a successful move. If you just start throwing random items into unmarked boxes, you’re leaving yourself with a nightmare in your new home. Try to keep things of similarity in the same boxes. A good way to do this is to pack boxes to certain rooms. This means upon your arrival you’ll know what needs to go where. Otherwise, you’ll be tearing boxes apart and making a mess just to find a toothbrush.
Get Some Help
Moving is a difficult thing. This is why you should always ask for help. Whether you are moving out of a studio apartment or four-storey mansion, it’s something best done with a helping hand. If you’ve hired professional movers, great, that’s going to be a massive weight off of your shoulders. But even if you have, it’s still worthwhile considering getting help from family and friends. Even if they are just there for moral support, you’d be surprised how much of a difference they could make. They can also help with smaller tasks like organization, or even looking after the kids or pets throughout the chaos. Getting the help of someone that has a car and a license is also very beneficial.
Box of Essentials
Moving takes a long time. You’re not going to be able to pack up your whole home in one day, meaning you won’t be able to unpack in one either. Keep this in mind when you are packing. It’s worthwhile packing a box or bag of essentials that you will need on the first night you are there. This way, you don’t have to make a mess on the first day just to access your essentials, and getting these out quickly will help you feel more settled.