Moving can be a stressful task. Fortunately you can do many things to make moving to a new home a lot less stressful. Here are some helpful tips from P and L transport
1. Start planning your move as far in advance as possible.
Gather packing supplies and boxes well in advance. Break your boxes down and pile them in your garage, in your closets, or under the beds. This will spare you from running around during the last minute trying to look for additional boxes and other packing supplies. Save some old sheets of newspapers and bubble wraps while you get extra markers and tape every now and then. Put all your moving supplies in a container or box and store it in a special place so you will always know where they are. Create a moving checklist to help you stay on track and on schedule.
2. Take care of the transportation in advance.
Whether you choose to use the services of a moving company or simply rent a truck, make reservations at least one month in advance. Often, you aren’t required to to give payment until the day you have to use the truck. You could reschedule or cancel in case the date of your move changes. Most moving companies offer better deals on trucks and/or moves that are arranges early, as this helps them plan.
3. Begin packing the non-essentials.
Begin packing all the things you do not really need to live at least one month before you move. Pictures, knick-knacks, trophies, medals, and collectibles are the items you can pack away early. It would help if you plan your meals for several weeks prior to the move, so you could pack away most of your kitchen tools and non-perishable food.
4. Eat down perishable foods.
Plan your meals (which include your perishables) the month prior to the move. This could help you avoid wasting about $50 worth of frozen and perishable food before you move. Purchase only what you will eat, and limit it to nonperishable food that can be cooked easily. The week before the scheduled move, try to live on frozen meals and water.
5. Number and then manage the boxes.
If you’re having a big move, this is essentially important. Insist to movers that you want to check everything they load into the rented truck. You can avoid leaving behind an important box if you don’t let people run over you and rush you. Mark all boxes containing the stuffs you would need immediately with a big red letter X and place them onto the rear part of the truck; and put them all together in a different zone away from everything else.
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