Thinking of moving to a new home and changing your whereabouts? At first, you may feel excited when you get mental pictures of your new place, but, when the reality of packing and moving strikes, you might wish you were a snail and just be able to carry your home with you. To make the most of it in a stress-free manner, you have to master the art of organising and come up with a packing plan. Bear in mind, it is all related to discipline and how much you actually stick to the plan for more efficiency.
First things first, decide whether you will do all the moving yourself, or if you will hire a moving company. There are a lot of options to choose from and with so many professionals in the business of removals, furniture is in safe hands. Surely it will cost you and it depends on the amount of items you will need to transport, the size of the truck, as well as the distance to the new location. Organising this yourself can also be costly because you will need a truck either way. To be on the safe side, it is best to hire a removals furniture company, especially one with long experience.
All of the packing arrangements can turn out to be very time-consuming depending on your possessions, so the main thing you have to establish is the necessary time frame. It is even advisable to widen the time scope in case you find yourself spending more time than planned (anything can happen), so for instance, if you think you could pack up all of your belongings in two weeks, add three more days.
The next thing of your planning should be to create a list with all of the items you want to move. This process is an eye-opener as you get to see how many of your items are really essential and how many you can easily live without. Leo Babauta, an author and entrepreneur, sums it up nicely: “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest”. This is your opportunity to simplify your life. The items that do not make their way into the list give you the chance to make some money by organising a garage sale. You could also give out items to your friends or even get involved in charity and donate to those who need them most instead of tossing them out.
Once you know the exact items you will take with you to your new place, you have to supply yourself with packing materials, such as boxes, different types of tapes, covers and wrapping papers. With all the companies out there specialised in removals furniture packing supplies come in a great deal of varieties with convenient prices. Since there will be a pile of boxes in your home, which could create additional stress, it is advisable to add labels on all of them, marking the weight and level of fragility so as to avoid any unwanted damages.
With all of this in mind, you are set to embark on your moving journey and ready to go. Your new home is waiting for you.