This post is written and sponsored by You Move Me. With their help, you can have your #BestMoveEver.
We all know that moving can be stressful. There are a lot of things to do and it always feels like you might be forgetting something. Also, changing your home implies a lot of emotional strain as well.
Today we will share 5 things you can do to make moving less stressful. With these tips, you’ll be on your way to your #BESTMOVEEVER.
1. Start Big
The kitchen is a vital part of your home and, with that, there is probably an abundance of items that need to be boxed and shelved away. The kitchen is a great place to start packing due to the sheer amount of delicate items involved. Once your cups, dishes, and plates are packed away, it can relieve stress knowing one of the largest rooms in your home is finished! To make the final days easier, use paper and plastic cups the week prior to moving.
When moving, it is important to make sure that you aren’t moving items that you no longer need. Lighten your workload and potential stress by decluttering before you start the packing process. This can be difficult as it means figuring out what to toss, keep, sell, or donate. However, it is important to know how much space you will be going to as not everything fits perfectly.
3. Label Individual Rooms for Easier Unpacking
To stay organized, and make the unpacking process that much easier, use different colored masking tape or some sort of labeling method to give each room its own identity. Label the contents of each box for a streamline unpacking process.
4. Strategize Your Move
Create an organized plan of attack when it comes to packing up your home. Whether it is an apartment or a five-bedroom home, it takes time to consolidate your belongings as you prepare to embark on a new adventure. Take some time to make a daily plan to pack items away, so that when it comes time to move you are ready to roll!
5. Don’t Leave Empty Spaces in Boxes
Fill in any gaps with packing paper, clothing or foam peanuts to prevent items shifting around during the move. Use tape to close the bottom and top seams and around the edges where stress is concentrated.
No matter the time of the year, You Move Me will always be prepared to safely move your family to your new home! Whether here in Kansas City or over the road, we are ready to make your next move your #BESTMOVEEVER.