Moving doesn’t have to be stressful, especially if you plan efficiently. Taking a few measures in the days or weeks ahead of your transition can remove a lot of the hassle from the big day. Here are three tips to help make your move a little easier.
Know Your New Home
The space, style and location of your new home can be a crucial part of the moving process. For apartments in Manayunk or other areas, you should now your new floor number and how close you are to an entrance. Door measurements and elevator availability will also be useful pieces of information. This can all help to decide whether to bring extra help, hire movers and whether any furniture will need to be taken apart beforehand.
Don’t Unhang Your Clothes
Taking each item of clothing in your closest off of its hanger and folding away into a box can be surprisingly time-consuming. Instead, you can use trash bags and rubber bands to help move your clothes smoothly and quickly. Simply cut a small hole in the closed end of a large trash bag, then grab a fitting number of clothes, still on the hangers, and place the bag over the bundle, sticking the top of the hangers out of the hole you cut. Next, use the rubber band to hold the hangers together. You can now smoothly rotate between your current and new closets!
Label Everything You’re Bringing
While this last one may seem obvious, it is often forgotten, but always important. Properly labeling every box, container and bag you bring will help make all the difference when unpacking. This way, you can place all boxes in their corresponding rooms when bringing them in, and then unpack accordingly. It will also allow you to prioritize what needs to be unpacked right away, and what can wait.
Following these tips should help take a little stress away from your next move and get you closer to enjoying your new home!