Posted on October 29, 2022
When the moving day finally comes, all you want is for it to be done with. It takes a lot of time and effort to move to a new home, and most of that work is done before the actual move.
The good news is that the moving process won’t take a lot of your time. We’ve compiled a few essential tips to assist you move faster so you can start setting your shop.
Set up a schedule
This sounds like more of a no-brainer than a pro advice for the more organized among us. Setting up a schedule will help you move faster. By organizing the process, you’ll be able to complete your chores without difficulty and avoid the possibility of rushing about at the last minute.
Start 60 days before your relocation and establish a checklist of items you need to do. Include everything, even details you are certain you will never forget. Things may easily fall between the cracks in the activity of preparing and moving. You’ll remember them if you put them on your list. Additionally, you’ll have the satisfaction of crossing items off your list, which is a bonus.
Set deadlines and resist the impulse to leave the more difficult or time-consuming tasks until the very last.
Take a moment to downsize
We’ve talked a lot about minimizing your belongings, and for good reason: it’s the finest thing you can do for yourself. A house relocation is an excellent opportunity to analyze what you have and say goodbye to what you don’t need.
There are several advantages to unleashing your inner Marie Kondo before moving day. To begin with, it simply feels nice to lighten your burden, clear the clutter, and allow someone else to give your belongings a loving home. It may be difficult to let go of items, but trust us when we say you’ll be pleased you did.
A more practical advantage? You will save time and money on your move. The less you own, the less you must pack, move, and unpack. You’ll also conserve room in a moving truck as well as movers’ time and work, which means you’ll spend less money on your move.
Pack like a pro… Alternatively, you may hire them
Saving time on moving day is more than simply quickly preparing and leaving your present residence. It’s also about making your new house more efficient, which means “beginning with the end in mind.”
Packing like a pro entails labeling like a pro, which aids in ensuring that your boxes arrive in the correct rooms in your new house. For simple recognition, try designing a color-coded system for your labels, with a single color each room. Because your boxes will shift throughout the relocation, make sure to clearly identify them on both sides and the top.
Do yourself a favor and be as descriptive as possible with your package contents. No, this does not imply creating a detailed inventory for each and every package. It entails being specific about what goes where. For example, MASTER BEDROOM – NAME – DRESSER will tell you who’s belongings are in the box and where you can expect them to be unpacked (the dresser, in this case).
If you truly want to save time, engage a professional packer. A full-service moving company will arrive at your home with all of the necessary equipment, pack all of your belongings, and pack your stuff safely for shipment. They will even unpack for you in your new house and dispose of all the junk.
Gather the required moving supplies
Don’t waste time looking for extra boxes and bubble wrap when you’re packing. Begin with all of the moving supplies you require to spare yourself the time and effort of searching for them or making a trip to the packing store.
You’ll have a better notion of how much things you have once you’ve minimized. After that, you may begin collecting boxes. Consider bubble wrap, newspaper, markers, tape, box cutters, and other materials.
Would you like to save time, money, and waste? Reuse what you already have for packing. Suitcases are excellent substitutes for boxes. Some dressers can be left full, while others can be removed and the contents kept. Rags, towels, and garments offer excellent cushioning for delicate items.
Prepare your home for moving day
Whether you’re moving appliances, check with your mover ahead to see if they’ll unplug them. Many movers will not perform it for you (or will charge you more if it is a service you require), so prepare ahead of time. This includes lighting and other electronic devices.
Following that, you’ll want to prepare your home for moving boxes and furniture. Clear the pathways and check that the path to the entrance is open. Inform your movers ahead of time if there are any items in your home that you will not be bringing with you. This will save you time and effort while moving.
Hire a professional moving company
A professional mover has moved more than you have in your whole life. They have it down to a science and will save time while making everything appear simple. You may be tempted to do it yourself, but trust us: it nearly always ends up costing you more time, money, and energy than you anticipated. Contact Clutch Moving Company to help you with all your moving needs.