Don’t make moving harder than it has to be! Moving is hard, time-consuming, and stressful as-is, so why add extra pressure and stress onto yourself? Sometimes, you might not know that you are adding that extra stress and pressure on – you think that you are doing everything as easy as possible, but you are not.
That’s why I want you to read through this list, take notes, and try to have fun with it! Moving and fun? Don’t question it – just read through this article!
Make a fun playlist
This tip might seem a bit silly, but I swear it works! Create two playlists that you can use for your move: a packing playlist and an unpacking playlist. For my packing playlist, I focus on fun, upbeat dance music to keep myself motivated. And for the unpacking playlist, I choose songs that are a bit more relaxing but still have some funk to keep me energized.
There’s something psychological that happens in your brain when you go through this process with playlists that you have designated for these two tasks. Somehow I was able to really kick into gear way easier than I normally would when I put on my “packing playlist.” When it comes to an easy move, you have to stay motivated and energized and a playlist can help you achieve that…while also having a little bit of fun along the way!
Focus on making your life easier
When you’re working on packing things up, look for any and every opportunity to make your life easier. Here are a few of my favorite packing tips:
-If you have furniture like dressers filled up with clothes, leave the clothes in there rather than taking everything out and packing it separately. Your movers can wrap up your dresser and ensure none of the drawers move. When you get to your new place, you’ll know exactly where everything is!
-For clothes that are already on hangers in your closet, leave them on the hangers. Rather than giving that stuff to your movers, you can move the items yourself and just transfer them right into your new closet. Make sure when you stack up your items, you leave them in the same order they were in (if you like how they were organized). This will minimize your work even more.
-If your flatware, kitchen tools, and other items are already in drawer organizers, leave them in the organizers and pack them up that way. When you get to your new home, you can take them directly out of the box and just pop them right into a drawer. If you’re not using organizers and you’d like to, now is an awesome time to do it. Purchase some organizers that you know will work in your new space and pack your kitchen stuff in them before you put them in the box.
Smaller Boxes Are Your Friend
This was a tip I discovered fairly recently, but it really made my last move SO much more enjoyable: go with smaller boxes – not large boxes. Sometimes you do need larger boxes, but I found on my last move that I needed very few of them. And even though I had more boxes in total, I was still so much happier in the end.
You can also pack and unpack smaller boxes much quicker, as well as easily move them around as you’re going through the unpacking process. Unpacking the smaller boxes felt like I was constantly experiencing quick little wins, and that really kept me going.
This was another tip that worked really for me on my last move: I set up a personal bribe goal for myself that I worked really hard to achieve. Here’s how it worked – I agreed that if I could unpack all of our boxes in one week, I could make an appointment for a 90-minute massage for myself. Working toward this special treat actually really helped keep me motivated and not lose my mojo during the unpacking process (which was a common challenge in the past).
I also told a few friends about the goal, and so all week I was getting “are you going to meet your deadline” questions via text and social media. I even had a friend who offered to join me at my spa appointment if I finished unpacking in time.
Remember that thing I said about moving being stressful and time-consuming and all of that? Well, don’t make it harder than it needs to be and save time and stress where you can! One great way to do this is by hiring movers. Our Truck Moving can be that company for you because they are movers who do residential moving, commercial moving, piano moving in Garland, TX, packing, and more.
They offer clear pricing with no hidden fees. Plus, they offer a few perks like free furniture protection, too! They say, “Our Truck Moving LLC thrives on the challenge of delivering your move error-free, stress-free, and making sure we leave every customer with a smile on their face at the end of the day. We are committed to the highest level of customer care, personal attention is guaranteed on every move.
Local moving teams feature trained movers, professional moving trucks with ramps and lift gates, protection wrapping materials, packing supplies, and the latest moving equipment.
My biggest takeaway from my last move was this: do whatever works for you. Moving can be super stressful, so when you figure out the moving tricks that work best for you, do more of them and ditch the rest. Then you too can do the moving happy dance.
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