When moving to another place, having a solid plan on how to approach things is what’s going to make the whole experience much more comfortable, efficient, and safer. With the following 5 tips we’re about to unveil, you’re going to be able to transform an endless chore into something that puts your creative thinking to the test:
1. Get rid of the clutter
Unless you’re planning on taking the clutter with you, separating it from the rest of your items is probably the first thing you should be doing. Don’t limit your thinking to garbage collecting only; chances are, you’ve received some gifts along the years that haven’t really found their way into your life and are only taking up your space. Or perhaps you’ve simply outgrown some of them and aren’t using them anymore? Don’t be too sentimental, it’s time to part ways with what you no longer need!
2. Prepare the moving materials
Do you have any bags left over from grocery shopping? How about some boxes? If not, just visit the local stores, and some will be more than happy to give them to you (with no strings attached). It’s a win-win scenario: they get rid of what they don’t need, and you get free cardboard boxes to place your stuff in. While you’re there, buy some duct tape along the way. You’re probably going to need it (and lots of it).
3. Tape your drawers
Aren’t sure where the duct tape could get handy? The answer is right in front of you; by taping your drawers, you will ensure that none of them slide open and fall out of the trays during transport or while moving them around the house. Of course, attempting to carry around heavy furniture on your own is quite risky, especially if you have a bad back. If this is the case (or if you simply don’t like taking any unnecessary risks), letting the professional movers do the job is probably the best course of action.
4. Identify breakable objects
These objects, due to their fragile nature, must treated with extra care, lest you risk shattering them to pieces. Having broken pieces of glass all over the floor while in the process of moving is no laughing matter and could cause serious injury, especially because the tiny little pieces can easily get scattered around the floor. Ideally, you should identify them and store them separately from the rest of the items.
5. Keep your screws and bolts organized
You’re likely going to have to put larger pieces of furniture apart just to be able to get them through the doors. In doing so, bolts and screws can easily get misplaced, unless you organize them in any way you see fit. This could be by putting them in plastic bags, compartment containers…
Moving can be a bit of a chore, but it’s also a great test of your creative thinking, organizational skills, and the ability to come up with solutions on the fly. Stick to the tips we’ve provided, and you’ll be able to get the job done before you know it.
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