Anyone who is honest will admit that moving is not something they look forward to. Relocating to a new area can otherwise be fun and filled with excitement for what the next season of life might hold, but it’s the process that causes people to be less than enthusiastic.
Although moving may not be anyone’s idea of fun, there are some ways you can make moving go quicker and more smoothly. Try to avoid some time-sucking mistakes and take advantage of these tips to speed your next move along.
The first step in increasing your effectiveness and efficiency is to start early. Even the best plan will take longer than you think it will. As soon as you know of an impending move, begin taking an inventory of how much you use your belongings on a daily basis. This may vary depending on the time of year or season of life, but it will give you a good order for packing beginning with what you use least often.
The Bigger the Box the Lighter the Load
You may be tempted to load big and heavy possessions in large boxes, especially in an effort to keep everything organized. However, the opposite strategy should be employed. Bigger boxes can be used for your lightest items such as pillows, bedding, or lamps shades.
When it comes to heavier belongings like books or dishware, using smaller boxes not only saves your back when picking them up, but also allows greater opportunity for arranging them to all fit on the moving truck.
Another big time-saver is keeping your clothes in dressers and chest of drawers. Rather than putting energy into transferring clothing into more boxes only to unpack them in the new place, just leave them in the drawers to begin with. Move the dresser to the truck and into your new home without the drawers in place, but put them back while on the truck. This saves space on the truck, along with time.
Bags Are Your Friends
From small sandwich bags to large and sturdy trash bags, make sure to have plenty on hand before starting. Awkward or unbreakable items can be thrown in heavy-duty can liners last minute and tossed in your trunk. Sandwich bags are very helpful for keeping screws, nuts, bolts, and other hardware together after taking furniture or other belongings apart.
The best way to make your move efficient and effective is to hire a professional moving company like All Points Moving & Storage. Call All Points Moving & Storage at 866-421-9490 or use our online contact form to request more information on speeding up your next move.