It's not a secret, moving is stressful. Most of the time, we don't want to move, but if we have to or need to it doesn't have to be so stressful. There are plenty of things you can do to make it easier. Here are some of the most important moving and packing tips to help you.
Colour Code Boxes
When you arrive, it will be easier to take boxes with a specific colour dot or colour of writing on them to the right room. This is better than just writing "books" or "kitchen" on the box. You will be able to put the box in the right place and easily have things ready to be unpacked.
Pack Essentials Last
You want to actually pack your overnight bags and boxes first, but put them into your car or truck last. This will make them easily accessible if you are staying overnight or think you may need a few items when you first arrive at your new home.
Pack a Storage Unit First
If you have things in storage, clear the unit out first. This can all go into the moving truck before you load everything from your home. You can actually start packing some of these items weeks in advance and have it all ready to be loaded when moving day comes.
Purge throughout the Process
As you pack, you can get rid of things you don't need or want anymore. Make trips to the local thrift store when you have a car full of things you want to get rid of. You may find out that you don't have as much to take with you as you thought.
Use Plenty of Tape
There is nothing worse than carrying a box of items and the bottom breaks. Make sure you buy and use plenty of moving tape when you pack your boxes. It's also a good idea to keep the boxes from becoming too heavy so the tape will hold.
Use these tips and you will be able to make your stressful move a little smoother.