Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Your new journey is exciting and ready to be uncovered, while there’s still a million things you need to do before it becomes your reality. There are things you can do to cut back on the stress that comes with moving, including following a moving day checklist.
Know your Destination!
How far away are you looking to move? are you looking for a big city like Tuscon or a smaller city on the outskirts? What’s the weather like where your moving? How far will you have to drive to get groceries? A hospital? The doctor? A gas station? These are things you will want to consider when you’re deciding where to move.
Pack With Unpacking In Mind!
Packing is usually easy and quick. However unpacking can take weeks or months. You’ll want to pack with the unpacking process in mind. Make sure to pack room by room and label the boxes. It’s even a good idea to keep a record of the contents of each box. It’ll save you time in the long run!
I highly recommend packing an essentials box. This box should contain 1-2 days worth of clothes, any medications, essential beauty items, anything you may need for work, important documents, etc.
Many people avoid using professional moving services because they fear the cost that can quickly rack up. I recommend taking the time to educate yourself on a few companies before brushing them off. It may be more cost effective and less stressful to hire the professions. There are companies that will come and pack everything for you as well as some companies that simply load, transport, and unload your belongings.
Room By Room
Just like you packed room by room, you’ll want to unpack room by room. As you unload boxes place them in the room that’s on the label. You can begin unpacking once everything is unloaded. I recommend starting with the common rooms- living room, dining room, kitchen, etc. Everyone can help unpack these rooms, which will make things go faster. Then each person can unpack their own rooms. Before you know it you’ll be moved into your new home.