Most people don’t like moving because they don’t like the amount of work they have to do to move from one home to another. However, if you start looking at this process from a different angle – not as a boring chore but as a new beginning in your life – you won’t have a problem planning and executing every step of this process calmly and effectively. Still, if you want to do this successfully, you’ll need some equipment and tools that are going to help you do that without wasting too much time, energy, and patience. In case you’re planning a move as well, here are a few essentials that are going to make it all easier for you.
Pen and paper
This might sound like the most meaningless tip in the world, but you’d be surprised to learn how much you can do if you have a pen and a piece of paper by your side when moving. These things might come in quite handy because you’ll need to make tons of different lists that are going to make your move a lot easier and simpler. These things will also keep you organized and help you remember everything you’ll have to do – from decluttering your stuff and packing all your essentials to labeling your boxes and learning how to unpack them properly – so your lists might end up saving you more time and energy than you can imagine right now.
Whether we’re talking about packing your stuff into boxes, cutting different cords that might be scattered all around your home, or trying to cut your bubble wrap into perfect pieces that will fit into your boxes – having a sharp knife close by is a must during this process. Of course, if you’re a handy and skillful person, you can use one of those utility knives or box cutters that will do the job quite nicely, or, on the other hand, a powerful otf knife that’s going to help you do all these things in a matter of seconds while also keeping your fingers and hands safe. These knives are always good to have around the house, so don’t forget where you’ve packed them and use them whenever you’re thinking about moving in the years to come.
After you’re done decluttering your possessions and determining what you’ll be moving with you and what’s going to the trash, there’s another thing you have to do before you actually start packing – you need to come up with a labeling system. Even though most people forget to do that, you need to keep in mind that labeling all your boxes is the only way to be absolutely sure where all your things are during the move. And if you want to be able to pack and unpack quickly, this is precisely what you need to do. That’s why working on a new labeling system is such a big deal, but whatever you do, don’t forget to keep your labels short, easy to understand, and visible at all times. It goes without saying that you should write all your labels on your moving boxes after you stack them with things because you won’t be able to move and flip them just to see what’s inside.
Unless you want to spend hours packing things in your moving van and unpacking them once you reach your new home, getting one of those moving dollies is one of the smartest moves you’re going to make. These things will make your life a lot easier, and it doesn’t matter how old you are, how much moving experience you have, and how many things you have – getting them into and out of your van using a dolly will take no time at all. Just add them to your moving checklist and you’ll see the benefit of having them in this process. The best thing about these is that they come in different shapes and sizes, and that means that every homeowner will have a chance to find a dolly that works for them and their stuff. Finally, this means that you won’t have to ask too many people to come and help you because you’ll be able to do most of the work on your own – without breaking a sweat!
Some of the other things you may need when moving include lots of boxes, tons of packing tape, some furniture sliders, several moving straps and ropes, and as many blankets and pads as you can find. If you manage to get these on time and prepare for your move in advance, you’ll be done before you know it and ready to start your new life!
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