Does the thought of moving stress you out?
While it can certainly be a challenge, a move does not have to be overwhelming. If you think “big picture” about all of your moving needs from the very beginning, you can plan an easy and efficient move.
Think big about your moving checklist The very first thing you want to do is keep an apartment moving checklist. This helps you think carefully about your upcoming move and make sure no detail is missed. Apartment Guide offers a comprehensive moving checklist that will help you plan an efficient move.
Think big about the big questions.
There are a few questions that you need to ask yourself at the beginning of the moving process. These questions include:
- Am I going to pack myself or hire professional packers?
- Am I going to move myself or hire professional movers?
- If I am moving myself, am I going to rent a truck or a portable storage unit? The answers to these questions will depend on your specific situation. If you have to move across country very quickly, it might be best to hire a company that will do all the packing and moving for you for an efficient move. If you have time and lots of friends to help you out, packing yourself and renting a truck might be the right move for you. Whatever you decide, you have to answer these questions before you can proceed any further.
Think big about your moving budgetWhether you are going with a full-service or a do-it-yourself move, you may only have a certain amount of money you can comfortably spend. Sit down and form your moving budget, factoring in the cost of packing supplies, moving costs and incidentals (pizza for your friends if you are moving with their help!). Keep the budget close at hand when you are calling for quotes from moving or truck rental companies.
Think big about your packing planYou will need a system to make sure everything gets to the right room when it arrives in your new apartment. If you are hiring packers, this may be taken care of for you. If you are packing yourself, you’ll need a packing plan. Color-coding boxes can help you tell at a glance which box goes in which room. Make sure each box is clearly labeled. Label several sides of the box because you do not know how it will be stacked when moved. Always pack a priority box that contains supplies to get you through the first days in your new apartment. You’ll need to be able to get to your bedding and toothbrush, for instance.
Think big about your plan for moving day.Plan out how moving day is going to go. If you are going with professional movers, have all the details, such as payment and directions to your new apartment, all set and ready for them. If you are moving yourself, plot out when and how you are going to pick up the rental truck. Use this Move Out Checklist to ensure you follow all the steps to close out your old apartment and move into your new one.
When you plan out your move and think big picture, you can experience an easier and more efficient move with minimal hassle. Planning your move carefully can save you time, money and stress!When you plan out your move and think big picture, you can experience an easier and more efficient move with minimal hassle. Planning your move carefully can save you time, money and stress!