3 Ways to Make Moving Day Easier
Are you planning on moving out of your home this year? I don't know about you, but moving is one of those tasks that feel like a lot of work and neverending. So, if you are looking at a looming moving date, I have put together a few quick tips to keep in mind that will make the moving process easier. This applies to you whether you use a mover or you are moving by yourself.
1) Pack a "first night box."
As you start packing your stuff, remember that first night (and even morning) inside your new home. Make sure every family member has must-have items for that first night. If you know you are going back to school and work the next day, make sure those things stay within plain view of the packing and moving process.
For that first night, a few things you'll probably need:
Pajamas. (Also, to make it more fun, consider buying new pajamas for that first night. Getting matching PJs for the whole family will make it a night to remember and a fun way to make everyone more relaxed).
A dinner plan! (Consider pizza night!)
Coffee maker (for the morning; you'll thank me later).
Any must-have electronics for downtime (and the chargers).
2) Start a donate, toss, sell pile.
This is the best time for you to downsize and get rid of items you do not want to take with you in the new home. Before you begin the moving process, assess whether or not you have enough items to start a garage sale. This can help you pay for your move and cut down on how many items to take with you.
Next up, start a "donate" area. Remember the general rule, if it hasn't been used in 6 months or more, you probably don't want it anymore. Make sure you donate items that are actually usable by someone else too.
Finally, start a "toss" area. This can be for things broken that you never did get around to fixing. Don't take these things with you! Consider this a chance to have a fresh start.
3) Photograph your stuff.
Think of things like your computer, TV, or home office of some kind. Photograph the back of your TV, or your computer, or your desk setup and capture how the cords are all plugged in. This will save you time later.
Also as you pack these items, make sure you put cords and other things like that into plastic bags that are clearly labeled.
Are you moving this year? What are some of your tips?