Get rid of everything
It might be exhausting to pack up all of your belongings into boxes, bags, and other containers. By reducing clutter as much as you can, you can make life a little bit easier for yourself. Do a ruthless cleanse of useless objects before you pack a single box. You’ll start life in your new space with a clean slate and have less to pack, move, and unpack.
Make a moving folder
Begin gathering new addresses, documents related to rentals or purchases, contracts related to moves, and more in a single folder. (Consider making a paper copy instead of a digital one in case your phone or computer batteries die while you’re moving.) You’ll have the solution (as well as the documentation of contracts, payments, and more) available in case any questions arise during the planning stage or the actual relocation.
Pack as far in advance as possible
Ideally, you will be aware of a move weeks or even months in advance (even if you are unsure of the final destination). Pack the goods you won’t miss and off-season clothing first. Winter jackets can be packed in advance if you’re relocating in the summer, as may probably books and other sporadic goods. Many objects will already be prepared to move when the time comes, reducing your worry.
Make reservations in advance if you plan to employ moving services, rent items, or hire contractors to work on your home, such as painters or cleaners. If it’s prime moving season, waiting could result in spending more or not being able to find a truck or movers at all.
Schedule utilities for your new place
Once the dates are set, get in touch with your utility companies to arrange for service at your new residence. When you finally get there after a long journey, you don’t want to discover that the heat, water, or power isn’t working. Make a reservation in advance, and document your requests in your moving folder. Request service interruptions on the day you plan to vacate your existing residence at the same time.
Keep the essentials with you
A change of clothes, a toothbrush, a must-have toy or stuffed animal for the kids, medications, papers, etc., should all be packed into a suitcase or bag that will be carried by you in the car, truck, or aeroplane the night before the transfer. At least you will have some necessities with you if a disaster occurs and the moving truck is lost.
Invest in equipment
Several days prior to the major relocation, stock up on supplies. The last thing you want to do is having to stop to the shop in the middle of packing up your belongings or making sure the house is empty. Box cutters, adhesive bandages, permanent markers, packing tape, paper towels, and rubbish bags can be ordered or bought. (Even if not all of them are utilised during the move, they will be afterwards.)
Consider renting moving gear from a moving company if you need heavier moving equipment. (If you use a moving company, they probably have one of their own.) You could be better off buying these products if you relocate regularly.Make sure you have a furniture dolly, furniture pads or covers, and tie-down straps or rope available for the relocation, whether you buy them, hire them, or borrow them.