Moving is a time-consuming experience. For some of us, it’s especially hard to find time to even go out to dinner let alone plan and execute a big move from one house to the next. Whether you’re a parent or professional, that fact is that you’re just too busy to fit all the tasks a move requires into your tight schedule.
Thankfully, moving doesn’t have to be an impossible task. We have some moving tips that will make the process not only completely possible to complete within your busy schedule, but also less stressful.
Follow these moving tips for busy parents and professionals to help you find time for your move and how to get it done:
How to get it done? Moving Tips for Busy Parents and Professionals
Start Way in Advance
It’s never too soon to get the ball rolling on your move. As soon as you know you’ll be moving, start decluttering your home to get rid of anything you don’t want to take with you and pack up stuff you won’t need until you’re in the next place. Things like holiday décor, seasonal clothing, keepsakes, DVDs and CDs, and anything else you don’t use on a regular basis can be packed up months in advance. This will get a lot of it out of the way so you have less to do when it gets closer to moving day.
Have a Plan
A successful, efficient move starts with a good plan. When you wing it, you leave a lot of room for things to fall through the cracks that will leave you scrambling when you get closer to moving day. Instead, take some time to plan what you need to do up to 6 months in advance, like setting a date for the movers, getting time off from work, setting up childcare, etc. We have a handy 2-month checklist you can use to get started. Having a plan will also help you manage your limited time better and make the time you spend on your move more productive.
Hire a Packing Team
If you don’t have time to pack up your whole house or would like to use that time for other responsibilities, you can hire a professional packing team to do it for you. Our team at Megan’s Moving will pack up your whole house for you, label it, and inventory everything on an app so you can easily locate your items once you’ve moved in. We’ll even hang up your TV’s and pictures to make the move-in process even quicker.
Hire Professional Movers
Hiring a professional moving company is another smart way to save yourself a lot of time and headache. Moving is a very time-consuming process. There is a lot of prep work that must be done, like wrapping up furniture and protecting each house from damages, and moving things in and out is laborious. Our movers are specially trained to be as efficient as possible so that your move will go quickly, smoothly, and leave no damage behind.
Don’t Try to Unpack in One Day
Unless you’re moving into a tiny studio apartment, unpacking is going to be a process that takes some time. Some people take a few weeks to unpack everything, while others will take a few months. Don’t rush yourself. Trying to get it all done in a few days is unrealistic and will only serve to stress you out. Instead, pack your essentials (toilet paper, paper towels, prescriptions, clothing, etc) in boxes marked “essentials” so you know to unpack those first. Then, you can take your time on the rest.