Moving can be very stressful for you and your family. Having a plan and maintaining organization is very important for streamlining the process. ECOSHRED put together some tips and suggestions to make your moving day efficient and stress free.
Make Appointments Early
When know you will be moving, getting an early start can make the process a lot less hectic. Start making calls a few weeks ahead for termination of services for recurring monthly bills you will no longer need at your old home, such as utilities, cable, lawn care, and print subscriptions. On the other end, make sure that your new home will have utilities and cable/ internet services as soon as possible. Reserve the moving company weeks in advance to avoid any last minute surprises. Make sure to update your address with the post office, your banks, and any other institution that will need your new address.
Pack Smart & Efficient
Organize your items into categories and rooms to simplify unpacking. Use big boxes for light objects and small boxes for heavy items. Any breakables should be wrapped with bubble wrap or newspaper, and dishes should be stacked vertically. If you are packing the truck yourself, put the large awkward objects in first such as couches, work out equipment and tables so you can pack smaller items around them. If you take apart furniture, make sure to note and tape the hardware to them so you don’t lose them. Have a separate bag for necessities that you can keep handy, such as toilet paper, tooth brushes, medicine, snacks etc.
Get Rid of Clutter
Moving is a great time to take inventory of your possessions and figure out what items you no longer use or need. If you haven’t worn a clothes item in a few years, you probably don’t need it. Put together bags of old clothes, toys, or electronics that you can donate to a local thrift store or charity organization. If you have boxes of old taxes, receipts, or other sensitive documents, make sure to shred them or contact us for our purge shredding service in NJ. If you aren’t sure whether or not you want to keep certain things, pack them together and put them to the side so you can make the decision once you are settled in. Getting rid of clutter while moving is a good way to start fresh in your new home. Consider hiring a professional organizer to help you get rid of unwanted papers and files, and keep your new space organized.
Hopefully these tips and suggestions will be useful in helping you plan and execute your moving day. Moving is always stressful, but planning ahead and taking small steps can help make the transition smoother. Good luck and happy moving!