No one likes to move. Even with a moving helper, it’s going to be an inconvenience at the least. However, it’s something that all of us must do at some point or another. In fact, few people look forward to all the work that comes with moving. However, there are things that we can do to lighten the workload and take a lot of the stress out of the moving process. In fact, utilizing a few savvy tips and strategies will make your move a lot easier.
Moving is a task that should be tackled early. If your move is a month away, get started today. Most of us have items in our apartment that don’t get used very often. These are the items that should be packed first. It’s easiest and most convenient to pack similar or related items together. You should also pack items that belong in the same area together. This is why it’s a good idea to pack by the room. For example, if your guest room is not being used, it should be easy to pack everything and label all the boxes as “guest room.” Try to pack as much as possible and leave only the things you will be using unpacked.
Clean as You Go
It’s not difficult to pack and clean at the same time. In fact, most apartments require that you leave the place clean before you leave. You can sweep, dust, and mop as you pack boxes and label them. It will save you a ton of time later if you clean the room while you’re packing. This is helpful because once you’ve completely packed a room, there won’t be a need to go back and do anything else to it. You should also make sure you’re checking cabinets, closets, and drawers for any lost or forgotten items and pack those things too.
Use Ziplock Bags for Special Items
All creams, liquids, and gels should be packed securely. This is where zip lock bags come into the picture. These bags act as a safety net if a cream, gel, or liquid spills or bursts. Simply place the item in a bag and then pack it in the appropriate box or suitcase.
Unfortunately, your work doesn’t end once you’ve packed every room and labeled all your boxes. When you’re making an apartment move, there are a few extra things to keep in mind. You must make sure that the apartment is left clean and empty. Throw away any trash that may have accumulated from the packing process. Check every closet and cabinet for any lost or forgotten items that may have been overlooked. In other words, leave no stone unturned. Leave the apartment clean and clear.
Moving isn’t fun. This is no surprise. However, it is possible to tackle this stressful task in a way that reduces your headaches. Start early and pack things you don’t use often. Try to use only what you absolutely need and pack everything else. If you can put some of these tips into action, you will find yourself a lot more relaxed when it comes time to move. Plus, you will be glad you started the whole process early.