Preparing for a move

You have decided on moving homes; the new place is amazing and you are excited. There is just one problem. Moving sucks. Putting all your belongings into boxes and transporting them from one place to another is time-consuming. Changing your address is annoying too. While it must be done, you don’t want to waste too much time on the process. Here are some tips on how to do the moving in the smoothest way possible with

Prepare Yourself

A lot of what needs to be done when moving homes can be done in advance.
Forwarding your mail, getting hold of boxes for packaging, updating your
personal information online and calling a few friends for help with carrying boxes. Get these things done and you’re already well underway. Having these things done once you start moving boxes will make that process less stressful for sure. Additionally, moving homes is a great opportunity to reevaluate your belongings one more time. Do you really need all these things? Most of us scatter all year around. Now is the opportunity to properly clean out your wardrobes and storerooms.

Get a Hold of Boxes

Packaging supplies can be costly if you go looking in the wrong places.

Ask around, maybe some friends have boxes available after recently moving? Call local stores and ask if they are interested in selling boxes to you. Cardboard is mostly trashed and recycled anyway. Also, get hold of duct tape. Lots of duct tape. It’s basically free and does its job just fine. Once you’ve got these supplies, name the boxes in a way that you easily can find whatever you are looking for after moving. You don’t want to go through fifty boxes to find your dishes for dinner.


Another important question is how to get your belongings from A to B.

You could rent a moving company, though renting a truck and doing thejob with friends saves you a bit of money. Moving with friends can even be fun, and is a great opportunity to bond. One of my greatest experiences with some friends of mine was the quality time spent as I helped them moving homes. If you decide on renting a car, start storing the big objects first. Sofas, drawers, boxes etc. Think of it as a game of Tetris. It’s great fun, really. Note that you should pack a suitcase of clothes a toothbrush and stuff you will need within the next few days. Else, you might have to go looking through tens of boxes in search of clean underwear.


Be careful with anything that might break! Plates and glasses, art and other breakables easily shatters whilst in the back of a truck. Use your pillows, blankets and such items to protect anything that you are worried might break.


Once you arrive to your new home there are a few things you need to know. Hopefully, you’ve asked the sellers about this already. Vital information includes how to shut off the water, where the electricity meter is located, when the bins are collected and where the thermostat is. Knowing these things, you’re well prepared. Move your belongings into your new home, unbox them and furniture the house in your fashion. While this is a time-consuming process, there is nothing like watching the shell of a house turning into your home.