Moving out and moving in is definitely a period in our life that is notoriously stressful and nerve-racking. Overwhelming enough with all the things that should be done on time, taking care and moving your belongings is definitely a big part of the whole experience. However, all the hassle and fuss definitely do not end up with moving itself as once you move in it is time to quickly organise all the chaos of things around you and turn it into a cosy and comfortable home.
While this is definitely easy to say and certainly not easy to do, there are some great ways and tips you can utilise long before moving in so you can organise everything you own properly and make moving in a significantly easier and more enjoyable process. Making sure you incorporate some planning and a smart strategy along the whole moving process will help you get more organised more easily once you start nesting into the new place.
Give Yourself Enough Time
This golden rule definitely applies to every stage of the whole moving process. Planning everything ahead and making sure you have enough time to do all the things you need without being in a crazy rush is very important although not that easy with the already hectic life most of us have to deal with.
Do not rush yourself during the process of packing and unpacking because you have only one chance to make it properly and with a system in mind that is the most convenient for you. Setting a schedule will definitely help you feel less stressed and overwhelmed too. Depending on the size of your home and how many things you would like to take with you into the new place, make sure to have plenty of time ahead, a month earlier is just about enough.
Labeling your boxes when you start packing is definitely one of the best recommendations that can be offered in case of moving. The way you are going to label the boxes depends completely on what is convenient for you. For example, you can get into details and describe exactly what is stored into a box, or you may start labeling the boxes according to the rooms they belong to. This trick is definitely a great time-saver when you start unpacking.
A Box of Necessities
Once you start packing your belongings, no matter how organised you are and regular with your packing routine, you will soon find yourself panicking about having a no particular idea of where some things are that you need now. The best strategy, in this case, is leaving all the important things and everything you need and use on a daily basis for the last boxes.
Once you start reaching to the point when moving in is approaching fast, make sure to pack a bag or a box with all the necessities you are going to need during the first hours/days at your new place before everything is unpacked. Having all the necessities you would like to have on hand once you arrive in your new home within an easy reach is going to save you a lot of nerves and stress.
Purge as You Pack
You definitely do not need to bring everything you belong into your new place and you are most probably going to be in need of a good decluttering. In case you do not keep up with purging everything unwanted regularly, packing is the best time to step up your decluttering game. It is easier to do it while packing because you will be able to purge and declutter your belongings in categories (for example, clothes from the master bedroom wardrobe) one at a time or tackle down areas of your house step-by-step.