As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move
management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help
reduce moving day stress.
Don’t move without a plan
At Caring Transitions, we see a lot
of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan
properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and
this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on moving day.
Do create a packing schedule or timetable and stick to it.
Depending on how much notice you
have prior to a move, decide how long you need to pack each room in the house.
Make sure you allow enough time for each space, such as a day or week per room,
and keep plenty of packing and labeling materials on hand.
Don’t avoid sorting and purging
When families do fall behind
schedule, they often decide to “take it all” and sort or discard items later. Not only does this make for a hectic moving
day, it makes the unpacking process more difficult and delays the ability to
settle into the new home. Bringing items
that you won’t need in the new house also adds unnecessary expense to your
Do decide in advance what you will keep, donate, sell or toss.
The experts at Caring Transitions
can advise you on the best way to liquidate items you are not taking with you.
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time and budget, we can help offset some of your our moving costs. Find out
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Don’t forget the essentials
Families sometimes don’t realize
they may not have access to their items until the moving truck is emptied and
all boxes unpacked. After a long day of moving, there is nothing more
frustrating that to have to dig through dozens of boxes to find reading
glasses, phone numbers, keys or medications.
Do pack a box of essential items.
The best way to plan what goes in
the box is to consider what you would bring on a 3-day road trip. Planning for
easy access to basic items is especially important when moving out-of-state or
when there is a greater possibility that road hazards or bad weather could
delay delivery of your household goods.
If you are overwhelmed or falling behind schedule, consider
hiring a professional service like Caring Transitions to assist with packing
and unpacking. With nearly 200 offices nationwide, we can serve you at the
point of origin and at your final destination.
Our trained, certified and experienced staff can often do in hours what
takes most families days or weeks to accomplish!
Call today for a free in-home estimate! 844-220-5427