Moving is one of the most stressful things that you can do. Even if you’re incredibly excited about the move, the actual act of moving can be stressful enough to make you want to pull all of your hair out and cancel all of your moving plans. But you don’t have to do that. The biggest key to an easy move, is to stay organized. And to make a plan to get started early. If you wait until the night before you’re supposed to move across the country to find boxes or schedule a moving van, you’re just making the job harder for yourself. Here are a few of our tips for an easy move!
Get organized early
Like mentioned above, don’t leave everything until the last minute to plan and get organized. We recommend having 30 to 60 days to plan your move. This gives you plenty of time to make a plan and ensure that your moving day goes smoothly.
How are you going to be moving?
Are you moving across multiple states? Or just across town? Are you going to be needing a fleet of moving trucks, or will it be adequate to find your nicest friends(who happen to have pickup trucks) help you move all of your belongings across town to your new home? Make sure that you plan this step out carefully, so you can give proper notice to the appropriate parties. Don’t wait until the week that you’re going to be moving to try and find a truck or begin bribing your friends with cookies to help you move. Try to give yourself at least a month to give notice to the people that will be helping you move.
Cleanse and purge
Take advantage of this time and get rid of all of the things you really don’t need to move with you. Humans tend to be hoarders, and unless you’ve fully embraced a minimalist lifestyle, there’s a pretty high chance that you fall into this category. Not that you’re a full blown hoarder, but that you’re probably holding onto a few too many preschool art projects that are sitting in a box somewhere gathering dust. Moving is the perfect time to decide what you need to get rid of! This can often include thrifted furniture. If it was thrifted initially, you can thrift another one(or just buy a new one) and often isn’t worth the hassle of trying to move a fragile piece of furniture.