Organization and planning will ease stress of moving
Just the idea of moving can bring on anxiety and thoughts of dreaded toil - never-ending packing and bottomless unpacking.
With some organization and a bit of advanced planning, the thought of moving doesn't have to raise your blood pressure. Moving experts suggest the following tips to keep in mind when planning your next move:
If you're using a moving service, be sure to provide them with plenty of detail about your individual scenario.
For instance, what kind of home are you moving to and from? Are there stairs, narrow hallways or steep driveways? With this knowledge, the movers will be better prepared to handle your property.
Whether moving on your own or using a moving company, label what things go to which rooms. This helps the work go faster, thereby saving you time and money.
Be sure to tell the mover if you will need their packing services. Packers can arrive ahead of time so the movers don't have to stand around and wait for things to be boxed.
If you have valuable antiques that need to be moved, consider having them appraised by a local dealer so that they can be covered in the case of damage.
When moving especially awkward or hard-to-pack items, consider turning to professional services that, unlike the typical moving company, specialize exclusively in packing, crating and shipping anything, anywhere.
Companies today can do everything from providing moving supplies to packing and shipping the contents of an entire home.
Even if you prefer to move things yourself, the professionals can advise you about the best way to do it and supply you with the proper resources.