So the papers have all been signed and you’re ready to finally move into your new home. After the long process of getting a mortgage and finding a house, this is one of the last steps you have to take before settling into the new home. And since you’re probably eager to get the whole thing over with and start your new life, here are just a few ways you can make your move a little easier, and a lot faster.
1. Make an Overnight Bag
Before the move, make yourself an overnight bag with all you bare essentials. Since things can lost or misplaced in the move, or in a box at the back of a pile, you’ll want the things you need in a place that’s much easier to get. Put your toiletries and a change of clothes inside so you have a bit of a buffer in terms of unpacking.
2. Use Clear Plastic Containers
There’s nothing more frustrating than searching through box after box for a single thing and never finding it. This can be solved with clear, plastic containers. Put the things you’ll absolutely need first in these containers, so you can get to them immediately. Plus, they’ll be easier to put in the right rooms if you can see what’s in them. For all your other boxes, grab a permanent marker and write what’s in them and to what room they are headed.
3. Clean the Kitchen and Bathroom Before the Move
While your home will be hopefully freshly cleaned, it sometimes doesn’t work out that way. It’s best to check and make sure that these two key areas are clean before the move. That way, you can unload directly into the cupboards and get some things cleared out straight away. Plus, it makes taking a snack or bathroom break a much easier experience.
4. Plastic Wrap Drawers
Unpacking and repacking drawers is a long and arduous process that, it turns out, is completely unnecessary. The next time you move, tightly wrap the tops of the drawers in plastic wrap to hold everything in. Then, you can simply pull the wrap off and pop them back in. It makes large pieces of furniture, like chest of drawers, easier to move, and helps you get back to familiar things in a timely fashion.
5. Put Little Bits in Sandwich Bags
Sealing bags are the key tool for the organized mover. Since so much of our furniture and other pieces all need to be taken apart to some extent, it’s best to keep all the screws and other small pieces in clearly labelled plastic bags. When you get to your destination, you’ll know what goes where, and have your old furniture and other pieces back in working order in almost no time.
Moving is a long process, but it can be made a little easier with these tips, which can cut your moving times by keeping you a little more organized.