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Make Moving Suck Less

Aug 5

Moving is like going to the dentist, waiting in line at DMV, and watching Pauly Shore movies all in one. You always regret it.

There are steps that you can take to make the worst stages of the process less painful.

 

1. Make sure you have the right supplies

 

For labeling your boxes, you'll need strong moving boxes, lots of bubble wrap, newspaper or packing tape, and permanent markers. You won't need old, fraying boxes or hockey tape. This is something I have learned from personal experience. Stock up! You always, always, need more than what you think. You can always return any excess items, but it's not a good idea to overbuy them. There's nothing worse than running out of tape and boxes just as you get into the packing groove. Most likely, boxes can be obtained at no cost from your local grocery shop. Call your local grocery store to find out when they stock up and throw away boxes.

 

2. A small bag of essentials is a must-have

 

It's chaotic and difficult to remember where everything is, no matter how meticulous you are. Before you start, make sure to put your essentials, such as your toothbrush, toothpaste, medications, extra clothes, and wallet, in a bag that can be used for the gym. You'll be glad you did.

 

3. Take care of utilities at your new place

 

When it comes to setting up internet and cable services, they are notoriously slow. Make sure you schedule appointments as soon as possible. Although your electricity provider may not require as much notice, you should still make arrangements with them early to avoid being late.

 

 

4. Be selective

 

One upside to moving is? Moving is a good thing. Take advantage of this opportunity to get rid of anything you don't need or want. You can pack less and unpack less. So do your future self a favor, trash, recycle, or donate any items that don't really belong.

 

5. Stay organized

 

Although it's tempting to throw things in boxes and forget about them, you will only end up creating more work later. You won't need to run from one room to another while unpacking your stuff if you organize your belongings by room. Label your boxes with the contents. They will all look the same once you seal them.

 

6. Do not be compelled to clean as you go

 

This is another error that will only lead to more time wasted. You don't want to clean up after moving. You'll most likely have to clean it twice if you don't.

 

 

7. Get help

 

You can't have enough help in this area so ask your friends (or beg) to help you get everything to where it needs to be. You can show your appreciation with lots of beer and pizza.

 

8. Take care of your pet

 

Your pet could be anxious or scared if you move. You don't want to add stress by having him around. Find a friend who is willing to play pet sitter at her house so that you don't have too much to think about. It will save you the hassle of actually moving!

 

9. Do not carry more than you can handle

 

Yes, I know moving can be extremely difficult and you will naturally want to make it go faster. However, pushing yourself too hard could cause serious injuries and wear you out quicker. It's already a difficult task. Don't add another hospital visit.

 

10. Just do it

 

You will be done with the whole moving process by this point. However, it is important to continue pushing through and unpacking everything while you are still in a moving mindset. You will end up with boxes unpacked in your corner six weeks from now if you don't.

 

11. Shower

 

You will feel gross after a long day of packing and hauling. You can take a break and feel refreshed. It will make unpacking a lot easier.

 

12. A running list of things you need to keep track of

 

You'll find that you have some things you need while you unpack and settle into your new home. You don't have to be looking for something immediately, so it is a good idea to make a list and save money.

 

These tips will not make moving more fun, but they can make it less enjoyable. Take a deep breath and accept the process for what it is. It will soon be over.

 

Tampa Guy's Moving company

(813) 798 6540

Tampa, FL