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Tips for Preparing to Move

Whether you’re downsizing, upgrading to a bigger home, or starting afresh in a new city, moving can be an exciting experience. At the same time, it can be overwhelming. The big day requires special planning to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Or else, you'll have to deal with more than you bargained for, and will end up making several and costly mistakes. Use these tips to make your move stress-free and exciting.

Make a checklist

A checklist is a helpful tool to ensure that you get everything important done, without missing out on key details. No matter how focused you are, your memory is still fallible, and amid the tenseness of the situation, you could end up forgetting crucial arrangements and plans. Some of the things to include in your checklist are:

  • Getting in touch with a moving company to mobilize things on the big day

  • Ordering packing materials

  • Other crucial tasks

Set a budget

Moving is often an expensive affair, and poor planning can make you spend more than you bargained for. By setting a budget long before move day, you'll know just how much goes into paying the moving company, and how much will go into other plans, such as purchasing packing materials.

Declutter early

It's not wise to declutter only a few days to the big day, especially when you own a lot of things. During the decluttering process, you'll discover several items that require you to dispose of them outright. While others might have to go to charity or be sold off.

You may also discover some old items that you've not used in ages, and have to find a solution to rejuvenate them if necessary. Decluttering takes time, depending on the type of item involved. By decluttering well in advance, you'll save yourself time and stress and ensure that everything is in its proper place.

Purchase packing materials

What would you do without packing materials? Gum, tape, boxes, markers and other items are indispensable, and it's essential to make out time to purchase them ahead of move day.

Many people make the error of purchasing less boxes than they actually need, and then run helter-skelter on the big day. To save yourself the stress, purchase boxes and other items in excess.

Understand how to pack different items

Some items are more difficult to pack than others, and it's essential to understand how to pack various items, especially the fragile pieces, so that they make it to your new home in one piece. For instance, you can pack jewelry in plastic wraps, and pack books neatly into boxes. You'll need to pack glassware separate from the heavier items.

Book the services of a moving company

A moving company can cut down the stress involved by more than half. As professionals, they are well-versed in the technicalities and tiny details that you'd typically forget, and will do the job much better than if you handled it yourself.

Moving by Cury can take the stress out of your move

Moving can be very challenging and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. With these tips, you can make your move a breeze. Remember that you don’t have to do it alone. If you feel stuck or overwhelmed, we’ll be glad to lend a professional hand. Our experts can help with packing, loading, transporting, and unloading, so you can focus on settling into your new home. Don’t hesitate to book a move today!


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