How to Organize a Household Move
No matter how complicated and exhausting it is, a household move is always a good thing. It brings you to a new place and allows you to experience new things, and that’s something we all need from time to time. However, most people are afraid to move because they know how difficult packing all their possessions will be, which is why you need to come up a reliable and sustainable moving plan that’s going to make everything easier and less stressful. Here are a few tips you need to follow in order to organize a household move.
In order to move efficiently and quickly, you have to be prepared and answer a few questions:
Where am I going?
How am I going to pack all my stuff?
How am I going to move all my stuff to my new place?
Is my new place ready to accommodate me?
What’s going to happen to my old place?
Of course, these are just some of the issues you have to address before moving, which is why coming up with a detailed moving schedule/checklist is a great idea that will help you stay organized and relaxed.
The fact is that we just own too much stuff and don’t know what to do with them – we don’t use them every day nor do we have enough room to store them. And moving out of our old house and into a new one is the perfect opportunity to get rid of our stuff and make a selection of what stays in our lives and what goes. Yes, this process is hard and can get pretty emotional, but it’s simply something that needs to be done before we can move on.
But, how do you decide what to keep and what to discard? First, sort through your clothes and throw away or donate everything that doesn’t fit you, that’s gone out of style or that you just don’t wear any more. This way, you’ll be left with much less stuff and don’t forget that decluttering your closet saves you both time and money! It also feels so much better once you’ve completed purging the unnecessary items from your closets and you can start fresh from day one in your new home.
After you declutter and decide what stays and what goes, you should think about getting rid of the trash. Naturally, you don’t have to take everything to the junkyard, but donating some of your clothes to a charity, your friends or family might be a great idea. The same goes for all the books you don’t need any more – your local library or a school you attended as a kid will surely appreciate such a donation and you’ll know you did something good. All the other things you don’t need any more need to be disposed of as soon as possible. You can do it on your own or contact professionals who’ll take your trash out for you in an eco-friendly and safe way.
The best way to pack all the things you’ve decided are worthy of staying in your life is in cardboard boxes and even padded boxes, for everything that’s extra sensitive or breakable. Cardboard boxes are easy to find – just contact your local stores and markets! They’ll be happy to get rid of them and you’ll be happy to receive a free storage solution for all your things.
Again, when it comes to transferring these boxes to your new home, you can do it on your own or leave it to professionals. Relying on expert’s help means your boxes will be stored and moved efficiently, quickly and, what’s even more important, safely because you don’t want any of your precious possessions to get ruined when moving. So, if you too are in the process of packing and moving, look for trustworthy Brisbane removals experts who will take great care of your stuff and deliver it to your new home in one piece.
Once everything’s sorted, thrown to the trash and packed, it’s time to hit the road and enter your new home. Keep in mind that spending the first night there might be a bit scary since you’ll be sleeping in an almost empty space you’re still unfamiliar with, but it will become easier in the days to come and you’ll start enjoying it more and more.
About the Author
Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration. twitter.com/joycesemma and www.facebook.com/emmajoyce00