If you are moving for the first time, then you should know that ample preparation way in advance of your moving date is necessary to avoid… well, losing it! If you are moving for what seems to be the hundredth time, the same rule applies. However, whether you are a rookie or the modern day version of a nomad, you should know that arming yourself with a few handy tips can actually make things a whole lot easier for you. Give these a shot and see how they can alter a stressful situation for the better.
It may seem as though people keep repeating this all around you, but you will be surprised at just how far a little organisation can go. Most people are working full-time jobs and juggling family lives along with them, which means when moving with a brood can get pretty hectic. The key is organising everything in a way where not only moving and packing, but unpacking too is a calm affair. Make a list of all the things you have, and then a list of the things you need to get to pack everything. You can then also decide whether you want to sell off a few items which is always a good idea especially if you are always on the move.
You will find that packing all your precious belongings in the right way will relieve more than half of the whole process for you. Have you ever tried packing in a whole mound of clothes in garbage bags only to find it tearing halfway through, spilling some of them onto the pavement? You can avoid the whole situation by getting the right packing supplies; for instance, breakables such as porcelain and glass should be wrapped in bubble-wrap first and then packed in. Cardboard cartons prove to be sturdy, safe options too especially for books. Strong tape to re-inforce the boxes also helps.
If it is just you moving, and you only have a roomful of stuff to transport, well, you will be able to get hold of a friend, borrow a vehicle and get your moving done. On the other hand if you are moving your entire family, you are advised to enlist the help of professional movers. This is in part because they have the necessary equipment to move the heavy stuff safely such as furniture and electronics like refrigerators. They also have the staff who can load and unload for you which really takes a lot of the hassle out. Moving can be an exhausting process, so the more hands on deck the better, really!
Try not to schedule moving on a weekday. You would have to go to work the next day and chances are you are going to be quite tired with mismatched socks (since you could not find time to unpack) and a grumpy attitude. Weekends are best, seeing as how you can unpack at leisure, organise yourself, rest and get back to your routine. Little things go a long way!