Moving Tipsmoving tipsMoving to a new home can be really exciting, but it can also come with some stress. Packing up your stuff, arranging details with the movers, meeting new neighbors and learning about your new area are all things that come with moving to a new home. These can sometimes be quite stressful experiences, but below are some helpful moving tips to make sure your move is fun and as easy as possible.

Manage your packing

Packing up all your stuff can be a really daunting task. A lot of people leave this till the last minute and find themselves rushing and feeling exhausted. If you don’t want to be doing a non-stop weekend of draining packing, then try setting yourself the task of a box or two a day. Not only will this prevent you needing to rush last minute, but it will also mean you have the energy to unpack all of your stuff at your new home.

Cardboard boxes

When it comes to packing up your stuff, getting hold of some cardboard boxes is often one of the first things that come to mind. Cardboard boxes will need taping up so nothing falls out and they can sometimes be a bit unreliable, especially if the contents inside are quite heavy. A great alternative to using cardboard boxes is renting reusable plastic boxes.

These boxes will be a lot more sturdy than cardboard ones, they will have attachable lids, so no tape required and the business you rent them off will come and pick them when you’re done with them. There has been a boom in this type of business so wherever you live, San Antonio, Houston, or another city, there should be a local company that can offer you this service. If not, be sure to speak to your movers to ensure they can provide sturdy cardboard boxes that will be able to transport your precious belongings safely.

Packing up closets

Ask your movers if they can bring wardrobe boxes on the day of your move. Your clothes will be taken out of the closets on their hangers and placed in the wardrobe boxes so you can put them straight into your new closets or the ones you’ve brought with you. This will save you so much time as you won’t need to fold every item of clothing, pack, then unpack, iron out any creases, and then rehang them in your closet.

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye to your old home can be very difficult, especially when memories have been made there. To make the move easier, take some photographs of you, your partner, and family around the house. Remember that you will always have the memories, and you can make new memories in your new home.
Another tip to take your mind off leaving memories behind is to get excited about your new home; think of it as a project and use websites like Pinterest to find inspiration for decorating. Getting your whole family involved will make the move easier on everyone.

Moving the basics

If your new home isn’t too far away, the day before you move, take over some of the basics. For example; some clothes, pajamas, and toilet essentials like toilet paper and soap are good things to take separately, so you don’t have to rummage around all of your packed boxes trying to remember where you’ve packed your kids’ pajamas or your toothbrush.

Feeling at home

Get yourself unpacked and organized as soon as possible. The faster you get organized the more settled in and at home you will feel. If you leave boxes lying around full of stuff to unpack for too long, it will take you a lot longer to settle in. Unpacking boxes may be tiring and feel like a chore, but stick at it and your new home will feel like yours in no time.

Switch your utilities

When you have a closing date, call up your utility providers and sort out a service switch. Also, arrange for an expert to come out and do a maintenance check on your new home, especially if it is new or has been vacant for a long period of time.

Your new local area

Before you move you could use Google to find out about where you are moving to, for example, where the closest mall or restaurants are. You can also use Google to find expert movers to make your move that much easier. When you have moved in, walk around your neighborhood and take your dogs or kids with you. This is a great way to meet new people and also learn your way around the area.

Meeting your neighbors

You always want to make a great first impression when it comes to meeting your new neighbors, as they could become great friends. You could take them over some baked goods or host a small dinner party, so you get to introduce yourself and your family.