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Smart Moving Tips To Follow Before You Start Packing

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Most people move at least once in their lives, while others move around a lot. No matter what category you fall into, moving can be a stressful process. While moving isn’t a piece of cake, like everything else, the best local movers in New York are here to make your life easier, pack faster, plan without stress, and move without hassle.

Here are a few tips to help you make the transition a bit smoother and the ride to your new house less bumpy! (pun intended)

Set your budget- You need to get this out of the way first because this determines how much work you will have to do yourself and how much help can you hire. Do you have the resources to get in packers and movers or would you have to rent an U-haul or maybe even borrow a friend’s car and ask for help moving from people you know. All of this is something that helps you take the first step towards moving homes. So sit down, discuss, research, jot everything you need to do, and calculate how much you need and how much you can afford to spend.

Declutter- I couldn’t stress this step enough. A lot of people just pack up everything and move it to the new place thinking they will get to it once they start setting up the new place. That never happens! All you will doing is stowing it away to sort with later and then it will just become a part of your existence. Take some time to go through your stuff, sort out what you need and what you can do without. Donate, sell, throw stuff you don’t need anymore. This lessens the things you need to pack up and helps begin life less filled with clutter.

Estimate Packing Supplies- If you don’t hire packers and movers, this job falls on you. This is also the reason why you need to declutter beforehand. You need to gauge how much bubble wrap, plastic wrap, and boxes you are going to need depending on the breakables and heavy items you have.

Pack a duffle bag of moving essentials- Pack a bag with basic requirements, a change of clothes, medication, important documents, a quick bite, or with whatever you might require during the move and immediately in your new home. This will help you sustain sanity with all your stuff packed away.

Emptying your fridge- Start using all the food products you have way before you start packing. Moving the contents of your fridge and freezer is a tiresome task: opened packets, powders, syrups, containers, and whatnot. Don’t even get me started on the perishables, it’s a mess! Instead of having to throw most of it away, make a game out of it. Try cooking with only what you have in your kitchen. That way you will use up most of the stuff and will also learn a recipe or two.

Once these basic steps are done, you have tackled the major problem creating steps of the process. Now all that’s left to do is pack everything you have and look forward to a new life. Like these steps we also have some great tips for packing, if you would like to know more, stay tuned for the article.