Moving is one of those life events that usually gets a bad rap. However, we believe it is a time for excitement and adventure, and that it’s possible to make moving easier and even fun. Organization, the right attitude, and some creativity can go a long way in the moving process. Here’s how to do it.
Organizing your belongings ahead of time can save you many headaches when moving time rolls around. Getting organized means figuring out what you’re bringing with you and what you’re not, which translates to getting rid of stuff! If you want to make this step easier, consider springing for a local professional organizer.
Organizing also involves creating a timeline and to-do list. For example, you need to file your change of address form at least 10 days before the move. There are even smartphone apps to help — try this one, Moving Van, which helps you remember the exact contents of every box you packed.
Check out these moving tips to help you get started.
Find Ways to Make Moving Fun
Believe it or not, it’s not difficult to find ways to make moving fun! Sure, it takes a little creativity, but it’s possible to not only make moving easier, but to make it fun, too. Here are some ideas:
- Bribe yourself: Once you accomplish a task like packing up a closet, treat yourself to something you enjoy, like a milkshake or an episode of your favorite TV show.
- Involve the kids: Make packing a game, and let your kids draw on the boxes.
- Blast your favorite tunes and dance while you work.
- Pack a picnic basket for move day, and have a picnic on your new lawn.
- Build a fort out of the empty boxes.
- Treat yourself to good food.
- Make games out of moving tasks: see who can unpack the fastest, who gets rid of the most stuff, etc.
Overall, you can make moving fun just by having a positive attitude. Think about all of the possibilities that await you at your new location!
Hire a Moving Company
The best thing you can do to make moving easier is to hire a professional moving company. Some moving companies like Ameritex offer full-service moves, which means their teams take care of every single aspect of the move for you. That means you don’t have to do a single thing but relax and prepare to enjoy your new place!
A full-service move starts at your old home, where movers will meet you to pack up everything you own. Experienced packers utilize best packing practices and high-quality supplies. Professional packers can pack your entire home or just a single room (like the garage that’s gotten out of control). Then, movers carefully load the boxes onto the moving truck and safely transport your belongings. Movers reach your new home efficiently because they are familiar with the routes, but they drive 10-15 miles per hour below the speed limit to ensure the safety of your possessions.
And, lastly, once the movers reach your new home, they carefully unload everything from the truck and bring it to the correct room in your new place. With a full-service move, they will even unpack and set everything up exactly where and how you want it. Moving can’t get much easier than that!
Call us at 713-484-6683 to book your stress-free move.