Moving house or relocating is no small feat. It involves a lot of planning and muscle work, all of which can prove stressful and arduous, especially in the midst of a pandemic. People need to move or relocate for a number of reasons: a new job, new relationship, for school, to care for an aging loved one—to mention a few. Whatever the reason, we have compiled a list of three things that you can do to make sure you have a stress free move, so keep reading!
Hire a moving company.
Hiring a long-distance moving company is a great way to make sure that you’re relocation is off to a great, hassle-free start. The best long-distance moving companies have years of experience in facilitating relocations for their clients, so you can rest easy knowing that they know what they are doing.
Additionally, expert movers can help you pack all your possessions in a professional manner because they come equipped with expert equipment to help with the bulkier items. This also frees up your time and allows you to focus on other moving details.
Furthermore, professional movers are insured, which means that you need not worry about losing family heirlooms or valuable belongings to damages during the moving process. Professional moving companies can help you schedule your move perfectly. If you’re selling your house, for instance, and your buyer balks at the last minute due to unexpected financial constraints, your move may have to be put on hold before finding a new buyer.
Conversely, if your new home is not yet ready by the day you close on the sale of your new home, your move could also be delayed. However, the best movers have dealt with such cases before and will be able to help you find storage until the time when you can complete your move.
Have snacks and refreshments at hand.
Moving is physically exhausting and you can be sure to feel depleted, energy-wise, at the end of the day. A great way to get ahead of this fatigue and low energy levels is by having refreshments and snacks close by. Energy drinks, bottled water, or soda are easy refreshments to have on hand for you and the movers. If you’re relocating to San Francisco from New York, for instance, make sure the snacks you pack are enough for the entire trip, especially if you have young children with you.
A few days before your move, start emptying out the food items in your fridge to avoid being wasteful. If you can, try not to have too much food leftover in your fridge in the days leading up to your move. If you do however have food in your fridge, make it a goal to use up all these leftovers. In the same vein, if you do happen to have any unopened and unexpired canned foods, donate these to your local food bank.
Make minor home improvements before moving.
When making plans to renovate, tasks like hiring movers, packing, and finding a new place to live can take center stage. This may make other equally important tasks, like renovating your house, last on your mind. If you’re planning to sell your house, making minor upgrades to some sections of the home can increase the resale value of your house.
Home improvement renovations need not be huge projects—you can start small. For instance, upgrade your kitchen countertops, add a new coat of paint to your front porch, redo your kitchen floors, add new light fixtures in your living area. The possibilities of what home improvements you can make, even on a budget, are endless.
Relocating can be emotionally draining and physically exhausting. However, making plans way ahead of time is a great way to make sure that your relocation process runs smoothly.