So, you and your husband have zeroed in on a nice piece of property outside the city. It’s quaint and you feel it’s the right place where your kids can grow up to be healthy. You have made the purchase and called in the moving company to help you out in the long haul. This is it. It’s your first move to a homestead in the country. The only question now is, are you prepared for it?
A lot of young couples have always found it difficult to organize a move into a ready home. Somehow, chief of all their worries involves knowing how to make the process of moving out smoother than a baby’s bottom (not a good analogy, but you get my drift). The excitement of it all has been offset by the task of organizing your items into boxes and making sure everything has been packed up and ready to be unloaded.
Apparently, there’s always a solution for something as difficult as packing your stuff. With that being said, here are some of the best tips you might want to consider to make the big move faster and less costly (you’ll find out why later).
Keep everything in check
Of course, you have to have a checklist with you to help you sort out everything around the house. To make it a lot easier for you, you can divide your checklist into rooms. That way, you won’t have to worry about finding a plunger in a bundle intended for the master bedroom.
As they all say, the early bird gets the worm. But in your case, the earlier you start packing, the faster you can finish up. You can begin by packing the most basic stuff such as clothes and just about anything you can carry by yourself. You can leave the heavy loading to the movers by the time they arrive.
Use your own boxes
When you want to save money moving out of your old home, you should always consider the alternatives to buying boxes for the move. After all, your chief mission is to move your things from point A or point B. And as long as you don’t have fragile items, you can use old boxes for things like clothes and cleaning materials.
Eliminate or keep
When moving out to a new home, always consider the things you need to bring with you. That means sorting out the most important stuff first and throwing away those you think have already gone way past their prime. Besides, keeping old stuff around wastes time, so choose only the things you feel are essential.
Keep protection a priority
It’s good if you want to move out faster. But it’s a different story when you’re rushing the whole process at the expense of keeping your precious belongings safe from danger. In one way or the other, your items will experience a very rough ride that will cause a certain amount of damage. So, while you’re organizing your stuff into categories, always consider giving them extra protection on top of the bubble wrap around them.