Tips and Tricks for Making Moving Easy

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Congratulations. You made it through the home buying process. You’ve successfully navigated looking at houses, writing contracts, potentially stressful negotiations, and closings and now it’s time to move into your new home. Moving can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming. You have to put your whole life in boxes and you may not know where to start. Here are some tips and tricks to help your move easy.

  1. Clean House

First and foremost, before you start packing, you’ll want to clean house. Get rid of any items you don’t use, clothes you don’t wear, or anything you don’t want to take to your new home. You can donate these items to charities such as the Salvation Army, Goodwill, or Purple Heart. Or, if you have valuable items you can sell them on online markets such as Craigslist, eBay, or Facebook Marketplace.

  1. Gather supplies.

Once you decided what items you are going to keep, you’ll need to gather your moving supplies. You will need boxes,and packing tape. If you still have the boxes for your electronics, you should gather those as well. You’ll also want to grab bubble wrap and newspapers to help pack breakable items such as dishes, glasses, or vases.

  1. Be organized

A great way to save time on unpacking is the be very organized while you are packing. Label your boxes based on room and contents. Pack your decorative items a few weeks in advance since they are large, easy to pack, and psychologically makes it seem like you are being productive with packing. Use small boxes for heavy items and take pictures of your electronics so you know how to plug them back in once you move.

  1. Pack an overnight bag

When you’re moving, you will have a ton of boxes to unload and you don’t want to spend time on your first night in your new home digging for toiletries. Pack an overnight bag with a few days worth of clothes and your toiletries so you can easily find your necessities. You may also want to consider packing up some food to get you through the first few days.

  1. Load heavy items in your moving truck first

When packing your moving truck, you’ll want to pack the truck in an “i formation”. This means packing heavy items in an “i” shape throughout the truck including your refrigerator, washer and dryer and dining room tables. Also try loading boxes into the truck from the same rooms together so it’s easier to unload on the back end.

  1. Ask for help

Moving is an exciting time in your life and your friends and family will more than likely be happy to help you move. Ask them for help loading and unloading the moving truck. Make it fun for everyone. Order lunch, play music and enjoy bonding with your friends over moving into your own home.

By being organized, planning ahead, hiring a professional one of the professional long distance moving companies Philadelphia, PA offers at Suburban Solutions your move can be less stressful and successful. It can make a process that could be seen as tedious and long be something you and your family enjoy doing. These six steps will help your move go a smoothly as possible.