April 11, 2024

Are You Relocating Alone? What to Do

Many hands make light work, they say. That’s why moving alone can be overwhelming without the help of an entire household. Staying organized, following a timeline, and stocking up on the right supplies can make the process more manageable. It’s also important to help when the time comes. Working with professional household movers can make the entire process less stressful.

1. Declutter Your Home

Clutter is the enemy of a relocating person. The more clutter in your home, the more stuff you’ll need to move. Decluttering before you pack can help limit the boxes you’ll need to move, making your relocation a better experience.

Decluttering can be a lengthy process. Some tips for decluttering your home:

  • Go through the decluttering process room by room, finishing one before moving on to the next.
  • Have a plan for removing items you no longer need but are still usable. You can donate these items to charity or give them to friends who need them.
  • Set a rule to make deciding which items to eliminate easy. For example, if you haven’t used something in a year or more, it’s time to eliminate it!

2. Make a To-Do List and a Timeline

Make a to-do list and a schedule for accomplishing everything on your to-do list. Every day, check your list to see what you need to accomplish. Following your timeline will help ensure that you’re able to finish everything on time.

3. Gather Moving Supplies

Having moving supplies on hand can help make the packing process more efficient. You’ll need enough boxes, packing tape, markers, labels, scissors, and more to ensure you can keep packing daily. You’ll probably go through more moving supplies than you’d expect. To avoid running out of moving supplies, buy more than you think you need.

4. Give Yourself As Much Time As Possible

Giving yourself as much time as possible to pack and follow through with other moving-related tasks can help make your relocation less stressful. As soon as you’ve decided that you’d like to move, start decluttering that day. Work toward your goals daily, and always take advantage of every opportunity to finish your work.

5. Get Help When You Need It During Packing

There may be a time when you need help while packing. You may need help moving an extra large box or pulling apart a piece of furniture. Get help when you need it. Trying to do something independently when it requires two people can slow you down or even result in injuries. Find a friend or neighbor who can help you, or hire a moving professional to help you with the packing process.

6. Find the Right Moving Company

Finding the right moving company for your upcoming relocation can make moving by yourself much easier. A reliable moving company offers well-trained workers who can move your items without breaking them or getting injured.

Nailing down a solid move date early on can help ensure you’ll be able to get the moving date that you need, and you can get help when needed. Contact us to get started with your upcoming move. 



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