Moving often seems like an overwhelming prospect right until the day comes that you need to be out of the property. Fortunately, the appropriate planning and preparation can go a long way toward simplifying the moving process and minimizing your stress on moving day. Here are some helpful tips to assist you in a successful move.
Research the Area
Take the time to research the surrounding area prior to move in. This will help you to become settled and acclimated more easily. It will be useful to know where nearby stores, schools, restaurants, and other businesses are located.
There is much that you have to consider when you move, especially when you undergo a long-distance move. You’ll have to remember everything from canceling utilities to calling a locksmith to rekey the building. Consider keeping a moving binder or folder to help you stay organized throughout the moving process.
Have a Garage Sale
Try to get rid of anything you don’t want to keep before you move. A garage sale will help to reduce the difficulty of the move, as well as provide you with some extra money during the process. Hold this sale far in advance of your move to ensure that you can plan for leftover possessions before you move.
Keep Hardware Together
When you disassemble a large piece of furniture, you don’t want to lose any of the hardware. Keep everything together. Use a Ziploc bag to hold all of the nails and screws, then tape the bag to the piece of furniture that they belong to.
Pack in Advance
Don’t put off packing until the last minute. Begin packing as early as possible to make it a less stressful process. Start with items that you use rarely and won’t need before the move.
Set Aside a Designated “Unpack First” Box
Moving is an exhausting process. The last thing you want to worry about on moving day is unpacking everything to find your tooth brush. Keep all of your essentials separated in a box clearly labeled, so that you can access what you need immediately and unpack the remaining boxes at your own pace.
Moving day can certainly be stressful, for landlords and tenants alike. To get more helpful tips on simplifying the move, contact us at the Keyrenter in Metro today!