Planning Your Move is a Wise Move

Moving from one home to another can be described as the most chaotic and stressful time of some people’s lives. There is nothing wrong with this, it is stressful to uproot and move on to somewhere else. There is something that  can help a great deal with relieving some of the stress. Some diligent planning of your moving goes a long way. Here are some tips to help you plan your storage and move, so you can stress less in the process.

Take a look at your calendar and look for a long weekend. This will be the best time to move. You will have the time over the long weekend to unpack and arrange the house to be exactly as you want it. You will not be tired from having worked all day and still need to face a chaotic home. Be smart though, do not book the movers to come the first day of the long weekend to get all of your possessions. Rather have them come the afternoon before and take a half day off work. This just gives you that little bit of extra time to get organised on the other side.

Begin packing weeks in advance. The one thing that you really do not want to do is end up frantically throwing things into boxes the night before the movers are due to arrive. This is a good way to get things broken and forget where everything is packed.

On the subject of packing, pack one room at a time. Starting with the room with the least amount of stuff, but the biggest floor and cupboard space is a good way to go. This will give you somewhere to store all the filled boxes until you are done packing. Also start with the rooms that are used least often. You are less likely to need to unpack a box to get at something if you do it this way. (click here to learn more about packing boxes for moving)

Make sure that you label each box clearly and logically. Since you are starting so far in advance, you are going to start forgetting what is in which box. The boxes will all get jumbled around in the move in any case. It is far easier to unpack if you know what is in the box before you start and so can get the box into the right room in the new house. Some might even go so far as to write a list of the contents of each box, but you do not have to do that.

Moving does not have to be as stressful as some people make it out to be. There will always be a little stress, but that can be minimised by planning ahead and making sure that you give yourself plenty of time to both pack and unpack. Do not try to fit everything into a single weekend, that is a good way to have a nervous breakdown or get really rattled and irritable. The more time you can give yourself the more relaxed you will be when the time comes to actually move. Visit this website here for a reputable mover in Melbourne.

Watch this video to see the ins and outs of packing a moving truck: