Spring is one of the best seasons to move during due to its mild temperatures and general focus on change; after all, nothing says “fresh start” better than a brand new home or apartment! Whether you’re headed down the street, across the state, or to the other side of the country, the task — no matter how exciting — can still feel daunting and slightly overwhelming. In order to ensure your spring move goes smoothly, we’ve compiled a few tips.
- Find Your Spring Movers Early: With approximately 35.5 million Americans moving each year, moving services are not in short supply. Finding — and booking — a local moving company early on in the game is the best way to keep your stress levels low. Do a little bit of research based on your personal needs and you’ll be sure to end up with a good match.
- Organize, Organize, Organize: Gather as many boxes and as much shipping tape as possible and begin packing based on room. Label everything as clearly and precisely as you can to avoid confusion when you finally need to unpack. Don’t forget to look into special boxes if needed; for example, wardrobe boxes are designed to fit 24 inches of hanging clothes. Since moving clothes on their hangers can make unpacking significantly easier, this might be a worthwhile investment.
- Purge: The less you have to put in boxes, the fewer boxes you have to move. While you’re organizing, consider things that you don’t need or use anymore: create piles that will end up being donated or simply thrown away. In fact, many moving companies offer junk removal services so you won’t have to worry about disposing of your old couch on your own. Since life can be extremely simplified just be eliminating items that consistently go untouched (and even unthought about)
Once you’re able to find a trustworthy local moving company (and have completed your vast organizational checklist), you’ll be ready to tackle your move head on. As long you stay positive and stay focused, nothing can stand in your way! Your new life in your new home will begin before you know it.