Moving can be a stressful situation for anyone. It’s rare to really have the full scope of just how much stuff you own until you suddenly have to account for all of it and get it ready for relocation. Along with getting everything together and packed up, the potential financial costs you might have to deal with are also incredibly daunting. Rather than let yourself get worked up over the possible downsides however, it’s best to go in as prepared as possible and just get it done. With that said, here are some essential moving tips from Gantic Removals to help make the entire process just a bit easier:
1 — Be Resourceful
First of all, you can save yourself quite a lot of hassle by being resourceful when it comes to necessities such as boxes. Go to your favorite department and grocery stores in the morning or late at night and ask the employees if they’ll let you take home some of the boxes from the latest store shipments. Some locations don’t allow this (i.e. Target), but most others will let you take as many boxes as you’d like. You can also grab free flat-rate shipping boxes from the post office.
2 — Organization
Take the time to organize all of your belongings by type. You’ll really need to get a head start to do so, because waiting until the last minute usually entails throwing random handfuls of anything you can grab into stray boxes and bags. Make sure you label everything clearly after the fact as well. This is going to be a life saver at your new location when you’re still in the “everything I own is in boxes” phase! If you need a motivator, just think of how much of a pain it’s going to be to find some small, specific item you need when everything is in complete disarray.
3 — Pad And Double Tape Your Boxes
You should also make sure to take the precautions necessary to keep your boxes safe in transit. This means padding anything breakable with bubble wrap. You can also use newspaper or grocery store ads, but be sure you use enough to keep everything separated and still to avoid breaking. Once everything is packed up, you should also be sure to double tape the boxes in at least two directions on each end. Be as liberal as possible with it! If the box doesn’t feel sturdy when you push down on it, add a few more layers just be to be sure.
4 — Ask For Help
You might also want to ask for help from friends or family rather than getting everything moved by professionals. This can save lots of money, although the trade-off is that it’s obviously going to be more physically demanding on your part. Just be sure to buy dinner or pay for gas for anyone that helps you as a token of thanks.
With that, you have the best moving tips and advice you could ask for. Just remember: a little bit of resourcefulness, go-get-em attitude, and attitude really go a long way. Good luck!