By Danie B
It’s moving season!
Yes, I just finished a move, but that’s not why I’m proclaiming it moving season.
It’s moving season because this is the time of year that a number of people are actually moving.
It’s back to school season so tons of college kids are packing and preparing to return to their campus dorms and apartments.
Well, after seven moves, I feel like I’m a bit of an expert on moving so here are my 5 tips to help make your move as painless as possible.
- Label EVERYTHING! – I’m guilty of throwing everything in a box and figuring out what’s what later. The problem with that it that you end up not knowing where anything is! Save yourself the headache of trying to find out which box your socks are in by my labeling everything by room and contents.
- Give yourself time – Moving is tiring, so you’re going to need to take breaks. If you’re dealing with the ending of a lease, don’t wait until the day you have to be off the property to start moving.
- Organize – The more organized you are when packing, the easier it is to unpack. Make sure your clothes are folded, categorized, and packed neatly.
- Get a hand truck or dolly – My dad had a hand truck and this tool tool came in handy for my move, especially when trying to get things into my third floor apartment. Save your back, and get something that allows you to roll your things to their new destination.
- Get help – If you have heavy furniture or appliances, and you have the money, just hire movers to do the heavy lifting. Movers can however be quite pricey, so if you’re like me and don’t have the funds for this, find some really good friends to help. The more people you have helping you, the faster you complete the move.