Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Packing up your items to move can be a daunting task, but it doesn't always have to be stressful. Moving is a great way to discover items that you may have forgot you had or items that you may no longer need. I have moved several times over the last few years and have a better understanding on how to successfully pack. I believe that moving can be a fresh start and a great way to purge items. This post will help guide you through the process on organizing and packing your items for a stress-free move.



Organize


Before you start packing, it is so important to organize your items into categories. For example: kitchen, bathroom, office, living room, bedroom, closet, etc should all have their separate category and be placed into their own moving container. This will make it a lot easier to sort through the items within each category and organize everything. In addition, this will help when you are unpacking the items at the new location.



Purge


Once you have everything separated into their own group, the next thing to do is purge. Moving is a great way to start purging your items that you no longer need or use. I suggest making two separate piles of things to either keep or purge. For the items that you decide to purge, I suggest making additional piles to either donate or sell. For example, when I was packing my closet I would go through each clothing item and decide to either keep or purge. You can sell your unwanted items to a second hand store, Ebay, or Poshmark to make extra money.


Also, keep in mind about what furniture you will be moving. If you are not wanting to move heavier furniture items, pre-moving is a great time to sell or donate that unwanted furniture so it doesn't take up space in a moving truck, etc. Also, furniture is sometimes a hassle to move, so it is the perfect time to get rid of it if you no longer need it.



Packing


Once you have organized and purged your items, you will want to be able to easily place them into a moving box or tote. It is important to get moving boxes or totes to make it easier to carry and move the items back and forth. Also, it will help to prevent any items from getting misplaced or broke.


If you are making a long move, I would recommend buying plastic totes as they are sturdier and they can be reused after you have moved for storage.


I would recommend buying bubble wrap to pack breakable items. I purchased a huge roll of bubble wrap from Sam's Club which was enough to wrap all of my breakable items. I have used old newspaper in the past and it does tend to get messy as the ink transfers to your hands and sometimes to delicate items, so just keep that in mind.


On each box or tote, make sure to label what category they belong in (ie: kitchen, bathroom, office, bedroom, etc). This is easy to do with a label maker or tape.


I have made the mistake in the past of not buying moving boxes and it ended up doubling the amount of time to move due to everything being thrown into bags and not labeled. Also, you can end up losing or breaking items.



Once Moved


Congrats on the big move! You have made it this far and now the fun begins of unpacking. I had previously mentioned labeling each box on what category the items belong in. Once you are carrying in the boxes you can then place the boxes in their specific rooms. This will make the moving in process a lot quicker and smoother. I would suggest unpacking each room separately and then organizing the items into their new space.



Hiring a Moving Company


Lastly, if you do not feel like packing and moving your items, you can call a moving company such as Gameday Moving Services Houston. This Houston TX labor moving company can definitely take the stress away of moving. A moving company can help you with whatever your moving needs may be.




Moving can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be. I hope you have found some great moving tips and tricks within this post. Let me know in the comments what your favorite tip is or if you have any additional moving tips or tricks.


Xo,


Whitney