If it’s time to make a move, the number of tasks ahead may seem overwhelming. However, if you take the time to plan your move, you can ensure that everything goes smoothly. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to plan your next move to help things go smoothly for you.
Figure Out Your Plan
Whether you have a week or three months, taking a few minutes to sit down and write out a to do list. A to do list can save you a lot of hassle down the line. Consider the distance you’ll be moving, how much money you have to spend on your move, and any cleaning or repairs you’ll need to do. From there you can map out a timeline of things you need to get done and what options you have available to you for the move.
Pack As Soon As Possible
As soon as you are even considering a move, you can start packing. Items that you don’t use frequently like holiday decorations, out of season clothing and sentimental items can be packed immediately. You will also want to consider downsizing while you pack so you don’t move unnecessary items. Whether you are planning on selling your unwanted items or donating them, the sooner you get started on this, the less hassle you’ll have leading up to the move.
Stay Organized On Moving Day
Planning ahead will really help you stay on top of your actual moving day. When that day comes make sure that you have all the supplies you need from extra boxes, moving tape, and any hand carts or extra help you need to pack things up. Make sure that you have everything labeled and set aside your most needed items to take to your new apartment yourself. Make sure you label everything before loading the truck and help coordinate the movers so they understand the plan.
Following these steps can help make your next move easy. The most important thing to do is to just stay organized and everything else will fall into place. So don’t miss out on making a move to your dream apartment because you hate moving. Instead, follow this guide and check out some of the great moving tips at Lockwood Family Living’s blog and keep your move easy!