If you have plans to move into a new home this summer season, then with moving comes the challenge of packing up and moving all of the belongings you have collected along the way! Whether you are moving into your first home from an apartment or moving from your current home into a new home, anyone who has moved before knows that moving can be a major hassle and time-consuming feat. There are a lot of steps in the moving process and Parry Custom Homes, a premier Pittsburgh on your lot builder, shares tips on how to minimize the time you spend moving and make it as enjoyable as possible.
The first moving tip is to adapt the phase “out with the old, in with the new.” Even though you may not be getting rid of all your old items, take the time to sort through your items as you pack and donate or toss any items you no longer need. Not only will this leave you with less to pack, it will prevent you from bringing any un-needed clutter into your new home.
Another tip that you will thank yourself for doing while moving, is labeling each box you pack. It also is a good idea to note boxes that you might need immediately, like toiletries you will need right away or a coffee maker to use the morning after your move. The more detailed your labeling, the less time you will spend digging through boxes looking for things you need and you can even put each box in the room it belongs, based on what is inside.
Next, don’t be afraid to ask for help! If you decide to not hire professional movers, it does not mean that you still cannot ask friends and family to help you pack or unpack for your move. Round up a team of helpers to help make the move not only go more quick, but also more fun that doing it on your own. Plus, you can treat your friends and family to a dinner at your new home when it’s all said and done as a thank you.
Be sure to pack efficiently as well with the boxes you choose, by selecting the right boxes. If you have a variety of light-weight items, store those all in a large box. Opt for smaller boxes for your heavier items, to avoid struggling or breakage of the boxes while moving.
The final tip for making your move an easier one, set up the services you will need in advance. Before you move into your new home, go ahead and have your utilities, phone, internet and TV setup prior to your move in date or right after you move in. This will save you time and hassle post-move in having to mess with getting these things taken care of. You can also notify prior and new providers, of your address change at the same time.
These simple moving tips can make a world of difference when it comes to your next move.
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