How to Make Your Move As Simple As Possible
For many, the last few months of any year are reserved for holiday festivities, obligations at home, and work schedules. People may ask you, “Sell my house now?” Their skepticism is understandable. After all, moving right before the holiday season sounds like a terrible idea to some.
Moving during this time of year could be the best time for you, so we've compiled tips on how to make your move as simple as possible - regardless of the season.
Hire a Moving Company
Your move will be simplified by hiring a local competent and experienced moving company well before moving day. Gather recommendations from your family and friends, check out the various moving company’s websites and online reviews. Then book your moving company of choice.
Moving companies will explain their operating procedures in detail to avoid confusion. Some offer boxes and other recommendations that will streamline your move. Hiring a professional moving company is probably the best way to make your move as painless as possible.
Get Rid of Unwanted Items
Like most homeowners, you probably have many items that you do not want or need. Moving them would be costly and time-consuming, so getting rid of them now just makes more sense. Have every member of the family take the things they do not want and put them in an out-of-the-way (neatly stacked) pile. You can donate the items that are "lightly used" or are still useful to others to the Bahamas Humane Society Thrift Shop or the Bahamas Salvation Army Thrift Shop and dump the rest. Do not overthink the process. Sort fast and stick to your decisions.
Use Up Your Food Supplies
To minimize your packing and unpacking, consume your stored foods - so it's time to cook up a feast or donate food to local charities. If you prefer, you can offer your food to family members and neighbors, but you should try to move only a small amount of canned and boxed food items to your new location.
Hire a Trash Removal Company
Cleaning your garage can be a daunting job that can make moving seem too difficult. You can save yourself a lot of stress by tagging the items you want to keep and having a trash removal company come in and take the rest. In truth, you will not miss the stuff they take away, and you will save yourself hours of hard labor.
Start Packing Early
Early packing does not mean a house crammed with half-full boxes that leave no room to move around. Instead, have every family member fill up one box daily and put the labeled boxes in a designated room. Tackling packing this way will prevent your family from feeling overwhelmed, and you will make real progress. Plus, you will make your moving company happy by being organized. Try creating an inventory for each box and include the room destination on the packing label.
Pack Essential Supplies Separately
You will need fast access to certain items in the first few days after your move. To avoid frantically digging for phone chargers or toiletries, pack them in a special bag and keep that bag with you instead of sending it with the movers. Put everything in that bag you will need for a few days away to save yourself from moving stress.
Keep the Kids Entertained
Just thinking about dealing with small kids during a move can deter some people from selling their homes. If you have little ones, consider having them stay with a friend or relative on the day of the move. Of course, they may feel insecure, so check in with them frequently and pick them up when you are ready to travel.
You will also benefit by having some new games or toys for them to play with while you get organized at your new home. They will be happy with these small gifts and distracted from the disorder. And remember, get the kids’ rooms unpacked first so they can settle in among familiar items.