Moving your family to a new location is daunting. Establishing yourself and your routines in a new neighbourhood is frazzling enough; however, for most people, the actual move itself is what often causes the most stress. Fortunately, there are a few steps that you can take to minimize your and your family's anxiety levels throughout the process.
Deciding to rent moving boxes can prove an important way to start your move off on a positive note. Rented moving boxes yield several distinctive benefits to help you plan ahead for your relocation. Many people discover too late that cardboard boxes are not an optimal material for packing, especially during a storm of some sort. Wet cardboard rips and can allow water to damage the items stored inside. Plastic boxes are strong and sturdy. No matter what Mother Nature has in store for your move, you will never have to worry about your belongings getting ruined. Also, a professional moving company that specializes in rented moving boxes will offer an assorted selection of styles. You will have the opportunity to find the perfect size for all of your items for a convenient overall experience.
Most importantly, rented moving boxes offer an eco-friendly alternative to cardboard boxes. Paper and cardboard eventually break down and may find their way into landfills if not recycled properly. Rented boxes are made of long-lasting durable plastics that deliver an optimal lifespan. These units can be used again and again without compromise, for a green moving solution.
Along with renting plastic moving boxes, our other moving tips include:
Moving is a long process with a lot of chances for something to be overlooked. The earlier you start, the more time you will have to fix any bumps in the road. Get a head start on any steps that require reserving services, especially if you are moving in peak season. Ensure that the home you are moving into will be completely ready by move in day. Book moving help such as trucks, cleaners and box rentals far enough in advance to ensure you are getting service providers and the prices you want.
Clear The Calendar
During a quick move, it's important to not take on any unnecessary tasks or obligations that will only add to your stress and inconvenience. Block off as much time as possible so you and your family can focus on working through your current home systematically and getting it ready for your relocation. If you have young children, schedule time with a babysitter so you can manage your to-do list without interruption. Clearing your calendar can take some of the pressure off and minimize worry as you work through the process.
Write it All Down
Whether you keep a moving journal, a binder, or a checklist, keeping all details about your move in one place is critical. Choose somewhere that allows you to add receipts and papers as well. Dates and times of reservations, notes about moving day, packing charts, and any other information can go in this book. This item should be by your side for all planning trips and phone calls as well as on moving day so that when you've forgotten the movers' number or what time you should drop your dog off at the sitter's, you just have to look. And be sure to include the phone number of a few takeout restaurants near your new address—the last thing you should have to do that evening is cook.
Take The Time To Organize And Declutter
It may feel pointless to declutter and tidy everything when you’re about to pull it all out of place and box it, but taking the time to do this now can help you save time and frustration on the other end. Now’s the time to make an honest appraisal and get rid of things you no longer use. As you’re going through your belongings room by room, take notes of what needs to be packed, so you can order an appropriate number of moving bins and get all the packing supplies you will need to get the job done. When you buy cardboard moving boxes, you’re stuck with piles of flat boxes you’ll have to assemble to use. Reusable moving bins arrive in neat stacks on wheeled dollies for easy use and storage.
Get Creative, But Be Smart About It
You’re going to pack your kitchen linens, and you’re going to wrap all those breakables like mixing bowls, glasses, and dishes. You can use linens as packing materials to conserve space in your moving bins, save money on packing materials, and reduce waste. If you do this though, realize that you’re probably going to end up combining things that don’t logically go together (serving platters wrapped in bath towels, anyone?), so keeping lists of what’s in each bin is a must. One of the easiest ways to do this is to number each bin and keep a numbered list on your phone.
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