The process of moving can be one of the most stressful tasks involved in the purchase of a new property. There are several easy things you can do to reduce the stress, minimize the chaos and to keep things organized. What you need to keep in mind is that moving has to be more about the excitement of starting a new life at a new home as opposed to stressing about the move itself.
Lighten the load with professional help
Hiring a professional moving company can help alleviate the process. You can either choose from a company that does the packing for you, or a company that will only move what you have packed. It is highly recommended that you contact a few of the well-known and reputed movers in your areas to obtain quotes and compare the services offered. A full service mover who handles the disassembly of certain items, packing, transfer, as well as unloading, would be a much better choice to minimize your involvement and to guarantee the safety of your belongings. Large and bulky pieces of furniture, anything that needs to be disassembled for the move, as well as fragile and highly valuable items are best left for the professionals to handle.
Once you’ve sorted out the moving professionals, the next step is to do what you can to make their job easier. For starters, pack your belongings, get rid of the clutter and consider storage for anything that you don’t immediately need after the move. It is recommended that you categorize your belongings by their location to make unpacking easier. Items such as clothes are best packed by their owners, while things such as small ornaments, kitchen utensils and toiletries should be packed in labeled boxes.
A mistake most people make is to not think about the first day at the new house when packing. The last thing you want is to dig through a dozen boxes to find toothbrushes, a change of clothes and basic kitchen items. The best option to make things easier for the first couple of days after the move is to pack a box of essentials for the whole family. Some clothing items, toiletries, a few items you will need for simple cooking and whatever else you think you need can be put into a box or two and labeled as ‘open first’. This will save you a great deal of time, energy and frustration that could take away the fun of starting your new life.
Be sure to contact you movers and to discuss proper moving insurance to protect your belongings during the move. If you have particularly valuable items such as fine art, wine collection, antiques and heirlooms, it is best to arrange proper insurance to manage any loss or damage on the way.
Here, at Frankel Realty, we have aided thousands of people to find their perfect home in Florida and to make a smooth and hassle free transition. Contact us today for more information.