If the time has come and you need a change of surroundings or in the event that you have been offered a great opportunity in another state, you have to rule out commuting since you will run out of excuses to tell your boss every time you come in late. The most logical thing would be to move to the new location.
You will have to take some of your belongings with you and it is at this juncture that moving and storage comes into play. This process can be very stressing and below we take a look at some of the way in which you can minimize this stress.
Plan in advance
It is wise to start thinking of D Day well in advance so that when it comes by, everything goes along smoothly. If you are doing the move yourself, it is good to hire a moving company that has loads of experience in this field. You can look up numerous companies online to find out if they are legitimate and so that you can compare prices as well.
According to Good Housekeeping, once you have set your mind to a company, you should find out if they are insured or if your insurance covers any damages during the move. This should set your mind at ease about the possibility of some of your stuff being damaged en route to your new abode.
Move in phases
If there are many things that you feel are absolutely necessary and you cannot leave without them, it is imperative that you schedule to move in stages. This means that you send some of the things forward to your new residence so that on the day you yourself are moving, you are not hauling around colossal amounts of stuff.
Sort out necessities
When you are moving, it does not mean that you have to absolutely take everything with you. It is therefore prudent to sort your belongings into classes of what you need the most and what you can do without or easily replace when you have settled in at the new place. Many people hold garage sales so that they can get rid of what stuff will make them lag behind schedule.
Your stuff should be packed in boxes so that it reduces the clutter. For example one box can contain your magazines, novels and other reading material like recipe books. The fragile stuff like lamps should be bubble wrapped so that you minimize the risk of them encountering breakages as you bump along to your new residence.
It is also necessary to develop a clear labeling system. This makes it efficient to label the boxes in which you have put your stuff so that you can easily keep track of everything you are taking with you.
Once you have decided which items you are taking with you, you have to decide what to do with the stuff that is left over. One of the best ways to deal with it is to put it into storage so that you can deal with it when you are ready to receive it in your new place. This gives you time to deal with the stuff that you have with you rather than dealing with a lot of boxes that impede your settling in.
When you are done settling in and have designated areas where the other stuff will fit, you can then call on it to be delivered. The added benefit of putting the items in storage is that now moving them has become someone else’s headache and all you have to do is await them at your doorstep.