10 Useful Tips to Make Moving Faster and Easier

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(Newswire.net — August 18, 2018) — Moving can be a time consuming and exhausting endeavor, but is sometimes a necessary one. Most of the time, the optimism of a new home or a new apartment quickly diminishes when you’re busy shoving your stuff in boxes, so it doesn’t break on the way. The amount of stress you need to deal with can be overwhelming, but if you know how to deal with it, it’s not as bad as you might think. This article will discuss some tips to help you make your move faster and easier.

Get an early start

When you are planning to move, do not wait until the last minute to start packing. When it is possible, start packing as early as a month in advance. When you pack in advance, you get enough time to move the boxes so that they are not in the way when moving around the house.

Get good boxes

Don’t use an old beat up boxes that have already been through the system to move your prized possessions. You can get quality boxes from your local store or your office. Sometimes, you can even get them for free from people looking to get rid of their boxes on a customer connect forum such as U-Haul.

Purge before you start packing

As soon as you know you are going to move, get rid of crap that you don’t want to move. Sell all the stuff that you don’t need or throw it away and recoup the things that you need on the other end.

Clean while you pack

It is important to clean your furniture before you move them. This will ensure that you clean the dust off the surface of your furniture. Use a soft piece of cloth to avoid scratching some of your delicate stuff.

Keep your inventory

Make a list of all your furniture to ensure that all the pieces are accounted for before you move. After the move, check the furniture against the list to ensure that all the pieces have been safely moved. Keep things private and digital, so even the movers don’t know what is in the box.

Use a professional company

Packing all your furniture, loading them into a moving van and moving them yourself requires a lot of energy and time. Paying a professional moving company such as Transport Executive is cheaper and a lot less exhausting than hauling and moving your stuff yourself.

Save all of your receipts

You can deduct many of your moving expenses if you are moving for work and you move further than 50 miles. You will need those receipts to claim these deductions. The expenses might include the money you paid the movers to haul your stuff or the money you spent to buy the boxes.

Pack strategically

When moving, ensure you pack your stuff like you are going on a vacation. You will save a lot of space by packing strategically rather than just tossing it all in boxes. This also saves a lot of time and money because it will take much less time to move the boxes around.

Pack your delicates separately

Pack the glasses and other delicate elements that might break easily into a separate box, preferably in blankets, bubble wrap, and packing paper. This will protect these delicate elements against breakage.

Good time to clean up

After the move, determine what you want to keep and what you need to get rid of. Sell or donate what you don’t need, along with the boxes. This will create enough room in your new home and give you an even better atmosphere than you would normally have.

Although moving can be exhausting, you can make it faster and easier by following the tips outlined in this article. It is important to assess your furniture before you move. This will help to determine if there are some furniture pieces with pre-existing damage and give you fewer headaches in the long run. If you know what to do, moving into a new home can be a breeze.