There’s nothing quite like the process of packing up your home and moving to increase your stress levels. You’ve got boxes to pack, showings to manage, and what feels like a million items to take care of. Fortunately, there are still several things you can do to make your move easier and more efficient. Casper Mattress Company has created a great list of moving tips that will make it easier for you to complete your move without increasing your stress levels.
Get Rid of Old, Worn-Out, and Unused Items
Moving time is one of the best times to get rid of items you don’t need, don’t use, or don’t want–and to replace items that have gotten old and worn out throughout their life in your home. Use these strategies to make getting rid of unwanted possessions easier.
- Pack up each room with two boxes and a garbage bag at a time: a box for items you intend to move, a box for items you don’t want, but can sell, and a garbage bag for items you want to simply throw away.
- Take a look at your local consignment stores or thrift stores to see which ones will accept the items you need to get rid of.
- Plan a garage sale early in the moving process, before you start stressing over the actual move.
- Get rid of mattresses and furniture that are past their prime. Casper will deliver your new mattresses straight to your new address, significantly reducing your stress.
About halfway through the moving process, it may be tempting to simply throw all of your possessions into a dumpster and be done with it. When you approach the move logically, however, you’ll both de-clutter and make the move easier!
Schedule Those Big Appointments Early
Make sure that you have a schedule for utilities, water, and other key items of importance before moving to your new home. The sooner you have the power and water turned on, the sooner you’ll be comfortable coming in to clean or moving some of your items. Make sure this is taken care of well before moving day!
Pack an Essentials Box
The first 24 hours after you move are often the craziest. Sometimes, items that you’re shipping to your new home might not arrive in time. Other times, the box you need most is the one that you’ll struggle most to find! Casper highly recommends that you take the time to pack an essentials box that will help you get through those first 24 hours. In addition to a change of clothes for every member of the family, bedding, and toiletries, you’ll want to include:
- Toilet paper
- Cleaning supplies
- A basic tool kit
- Duct tape
- Garbage bags
- Chargers for any important electronics (your cell phone, for example)
- Your alarm clock, if you’ll need to get up for work the next morning
Use Closet Organizers to Increase the Value of Your Home
Closet organizers have several benefits during the moving process. First and foremost, they can help keep you organized. When you have closet organizers, you know where everything is. As an added benefit, however, closet organizers also make it look as though your closet has more space than it really does. Your items are neat and organized, and you’ve reduced clutter, so home viewers are convinced that there are huge closets that can hold all of their items. Bella Systems Philly can help you design closets in your house that you would like to sell to increase the marketability and the home value. The designers can also install closet organizers into your new home to keep you organized from the start.
33% of renters will move each year, and the average adult moves 11 times over the course of a lifetime. Moving is common, but that doesn’t make it less of a headache! These tips, however, will help ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. Casper recommends a three-pronged approach to moving: store your possessions in a storage facility, sell items at garage sales and online, and ship important items, especially new orders. Visit Casper.com and check out their revolutionary mattresses to learn more.