Moving is stressful for everyone involved. If you’re a family who tends to always be on the go this might seem like a great adventure for your little tribe but for those who have a difficult time with change, moving might be one of the scariest and uncertain times of their life. The majority of the stress lies on the parents who are now running around attempting to get everything packed up, donated, or trying to not have a nervous breakdown in front of their family. There are a few tips and tricks that have helped us when we move that I’d love to share to give some perspective and advice if you are thinking of moving your family in the next few months.
4 Tips To Ensure A Smooth Move
First) Figure Out What You Need- One of the biggest headaches when it comes to moving is figuring out what you need to get. Many families don’t have enough boxes to put all of their belongings, possessions, or keepsakes. The good news is that there are a number of places that you can pick up supplies from or even order online. Of course, feel free to ask any neighbors, friends, or family to drop off any boxes they might have laying around. If you are planning on using other people’s boxes that are not in your family, let them sit for a few days or spray them with disinfectant to help remove any potential germs that might have been on them over the last few months or years. Also, don’t forget to grab packing tape or bubble wrap and newspaper to help keep your fragile items from breaking.
Second) Sell/Donate/Purge – Now once you figure out what you need, it’s time to go through what you don’t want. Looking for an easy way to make some extra cash before you move? Now is the time to go through unwanted clothes, dishes or toys and sell what you can. This can be an easy one-weekend garage sale that you put on or selling individual items through various apps such as Facebook Marketplace or Poshmark. Whatever items don’t sell, go through and donate them to local charities, churches or centers that could use these items and it’s one less than you have to worry about getting rid of at a later time.
Third) Label Everything – This is key when it comes to packing up your belongings and keeping everything organized. One way to help you is labeling everything. The more specific the better when it comes to labeling the boxes or bags for your move. You can write in what room the items belong to and then details of what is exactly in each box. Another way to help is numbering each box and then creating a list for inside or using pack and track labels once everything is sealed. Some other ideas are color coding each box with a marker or color to signify if it goes into the kitchen, the bedroom or the basement.
Fourth) Your Mental Health – One of the biggest tips I can suggest when it comes to moving is checking on your mental health. If you physically don’t have the energy or capacity to move yourself, then don’t and save yourself the headache and frustration of doing it yourself. Hire a company to help take that burden off your shoulders so you can focus on other important factors such as finding new doctors and schools for your children, furniture, shopping, or looking for a new job in your new city. Figuring out which moving company is right for you? Be sure to check out 24/7 Logistic Services . These Hollywood, Florida long distance movers are extremely dependable when it comes to packing, moving and delivering your furniture and possessions. Their professional and friendly staff are trained with background-checked movers. They can pick up your belongings, load it into the truck and deliver it where it needs to go! Be sure to give them a call when you are looking for some of the best in the Florida state.
While every move has its challenges I hope these ideas and tips can help for as smooth of a move as possible. Try your best to stay ahead of the deadlines you set for yourself, give yourself grace when you need it and when in doubt, hire a truth worthy moving company to do the hard lifting, literally, for you so you can enjoy a good night’s rest before the big day arrives.