Each year millions of people purchase a new home pack their belongings and head off to their new home. While many of us find it exciting to relocate to a new home, some of that excitement tends to fade once we are faced with the task of having to pack boxes, load the moving truck, and sort through items as we unpack at our new home. To help make the process easier and less stressful, Dean Graziosi has put together some helpful tips.
- Get Rid of Clutter – While you sort through your belongings as you pack, experts suggest you ask yourself three simple questions: Do I need it? Do I use it? Do I love it? If you can answer “yes” to at least two of these questions you should keep the item. However, if you can’t then you should donate, sell, or throw the item away. Another great way to remove some of the clutter in your home is to hold a yard sale prior to moving. This will also help you save on packing supplies and make you some extra money.
- Put Items In Storage – If you relocating to a smaller home or moving out of state, you may want to consider placing some of your items in storage. This way you will not have to pack and haul items that you do not have room for. After all, you don’t want to move to your new place and find yourself with less available space because you brought too many items with you.
- Clean Your Kitchen – Now is the ideal time to pare down your pantry and cooking supplies. Before you begin packing and moving experts recommend that you use as much canned and frozen food as possible. This will limit the items that may not travel well and may spoil if they are not properly packed. You can also donate items that you do not want to pack and take with you to your local food bank.
- Pack Room By Room – As you pack you should label each box with the contents and the room where you would like it to be placed. If you have items that you will need upon arriving at your new home, you should label those with “open first” or “necessities”. This will ensure that you are not searching through a hundred boxes for your toothpaste. Packing one room at a time will help keep you from feeling overwhelmed and as if you are not accomplishing anything. This way you will be able to see your progress and keep from becoming overwhelmed.
Packing and moving can be a stressful endeavor for anyone. Following the tips we have listed above will help reduce the amount stress you and your moving crew experience when the big day arrives.