The thought of moving to a different home seems exciting for most of us. We could experience a different setting, a new space, and a new environment to work. But the only thing that is dreadful from what is supposed to be an exciting experience for us is the fact that we have to move from a place we got so comfortable. You have to pack your stuff, transport them from one place to another, arrange the moving, and to ask your friends and relatives to help you even if they dread doing this. The task is tedious and dreary if you don’t know the tips and hacks that could help you save time and avoid getting stressed due to complications that could arise.
No matter how much you cautiously plan the move, there will always be regrets that you encounter at the end of the event that you think could have helped the movement. There might have been a better approach that is easy and convenient, but you somehow forgot about the method and ended up wasting time and energy. Below are some of the useful tricks and hacks that could make moving day a less stressful day for you.
Planning is a crucial step for moving, and it should be given more importance because once everything is properly planned out, there won’t be any complications at your end. Clean the kitchen and bathroom in the place you’re about to move into so that you won’t have to do this after moving. Separate the items you’d like to bring with you to your new home and the items you’d like to throw away or donate. Make sure to update your address, subscriptions, and utility bills so that there won’t be complications on their due dates. Look around for the cheapest and best rates on movers’ company as soon as possible so that you could book them for the mid-month or mid-week to reduce the cost.
Redeem the Deposit
If you lived in an apartment, make sure to take pictures of your old place before you move and your new home during the moving. It is to ensure that there won’t be unnecessary charges placed on you since some landlords do this often. Look for scratches on the carpet, if there are any. To remove them, you can apply ice cubes directly unto the dents to melt them and use any long tool to lift the fibers. For the inappropriate nail holes in the walls that you placed when you thought of hanging the cute painting you had, you can use toothpaste for clearing them out.
Learn to Save Everything
Perhaps the most stressful thing to think about when it comes to moving is the fact that you have to spend so much money on the new place and the moving process. If you could cut the expenses, maybe this could alleviate the stress and make the moving process a peaceful activity. It doesn’t mean that you hired a mover, doesn’t mean that they would be able to handle the job correctly so make sure to ask for the containers and boxes they use. Wrap every delicate item with newspaper and magazine to avoid damages, dump all of your clothes in a trash bag to make the process of taking them out more manageable, and place labels in every container so as not to confuse yourself when unpacking.