You have finally decided to move to your new apartment and you are probably imagining the difficulty level of your whole moving process based on how far or near your new house is. You have made a mental list of all the issues that you may or may not face, but there are going to be little things and big things that will turn into issues that you would not have imagined and, to help you with that, following is a list of things to remember while moving in order to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Packing – Do Not Under Estimate It:
You may think packing and unpacking will not take you too long perhaps because you don’t have a lot of stuff, but believe us, packing will always take more time than you estimate. It is so because packing is not just a physical activity, it requires a lot of mental labor to decide what you need to keep and what you should discard as you stressfully try to gauge how valuable an item is, be it in terms of money or emotional value. Try and begin the packing process weeks before your final moving day to save time and stress.
Expecting Everything To Happen On Time:
Remember that even if you do everything in time, the other people (your friends, family, the truck driver, the electrician) helping you with your moving process might not; they might get stuck at work, get caught up in an emergency, etc. Unless of course, you hire reliable professionals to take care of everything for you, since they will be paid to take care of your time and your things.
Moving the Necessities First:
How do you decide what needs to be shifted to your newest house first? When you are moving, you must prioritize and make sure that the first things on your list are your utmost necessities: utensils, cutlery, toiletries, etc. Include your fridge in the first batch and fill it up with beverages, because you will perspire a lot need to stay hydrated as you will move from your old house to the new one, and having quick access to refreshing cold drinks and water from your fridge in the new house will make it convenient both for you and your helpers.
Making a Decoration Plan for the New Place:
Do not think that decorating the house will be important after you have fully moved in. If you just randomly stack all your furniture and other large, heavy items in, say, your living room, it will become extremely difficult and exhausting for you to move them on your own later. Rather, make a small plan for at least the heavy things, decide what will go where and place it there only.
This way half your job will be done in the beginning only and you will save time and energy later on. It will also help you to be creative about decorating the rest of the house because your creative juices don’t flow that easily when you are stressed or tired or both.
Keep all of this in mind and do not neglect your sleep while you are at it. Presence of mind is essential during moving and a sleep-deprived mind can never be fully present and active. Happy moving!