As your moving day draws closer, a plethora of activity begins to take place. Between packing, cleaning, changing your address, and saying your goodbyes, it will begin to seem like there’s not enough time in the day. To help address this issue, though, you can utilize a few time-saving tricks to ensure you’ll have enough time to get everything done, with time to spare.
Send Your Stuff Packing Instead of Packing Your Stuff
Moving is a great time to go through all of your belongings with a fine-toothed comb to find those items you truly need and those items you forgot you even had. Though it can be tempting to throw all that stuff in a box and take care of it when you arrive at your new home, taking care of it now will actually save you time in packing and unpacking. Be ruthless in your purging to ensure only those items you truly want to keep actually make the move with you.
Box It Right
There’s nothing worse than carrying a heavy box out your front door, only to have the bottom fall out, scattering your belongings all over the ground. Though it’s easier to put boxes together quickly and use whatever boxes you can find, it’s important to find thick, strong boxes and use quality tape to ensure they can withstand the entire journey to your new home. Though proper box assembly will take longer initially, the time you save by not having to collect your belongings from the front lawn will be totally worth it.
Hire Some Help
The best way to save time while moving is to have plenty of extra hands to help you with the process. A professional moving company can assist in as much or as little of the process as you need them to, keeping in mind that every part of the process you hire them for is a step where you’ll save a lot of time. Even if you do hire help, it’s still a good idea to recruit as many friends and family as possible to keep the process going smoothly and to help provide breaks for those who need to grab a bite to eat.
Utilize a Storage Unit
At the end of your moving day, it can be so tempting to just throw all the boxes in your new home and call it quits. If you rent a storage unit during your moving process, this wish can become a reality. Separate boxes you will need immediately from those that can wait and put the ones that aren’t as important in storage until you find the time and sanity to be able to go through them. That way, you’ll be able to easily access your most important belongings, which will help you begin to get unpacked and settled more quickly.
One of the hardest things to do during the moving process is to simply keep going. As the hours drag on, the stress and anxiety can begin to build until you just feel like quitting. Keep in mind, though, that there is an end to the process and you will get there. If you keep making forward progress, even if it’s slow, you’ll save a lot of time versus trying to start and stop the process over and over again.