1. Get rid of it
Be generous with your belongings before you even begin the relocation process. The less clutter you have, the clearer your thoughts will be, and you will have less tangible stuff to worry about. Have boxes labelled “Throw It Away” and “Donate It” ready at all times in the months leading up to your relocation so you can simply put anything you don’t need anymore in the appropriate box and forget about them.
2. Hire a reputable moving company to help you relocate
Don’t let pricing be the only deciding factor while looking for local Movers Waterloo. You’ll be entrusting them with all of your worldly belongings, and you’ll receive exactly what you pay for. Look for movers with a proven track record and a solid reputation.
Do not, under any circumstances, engage a moving business that isn’t registered with the Department of Transportation (DOT). The Department of Transportation is there to safeguard you, but they won’t be able to do much if you choose a company they’ve never heard of.
3. Accept help from volunteers
Don’t be hesitant to put your friends and family to work when they volunteer to help you pack and move. The more hands you have, the faster you can do the task.
4. Purchase moving supplies
You’ll go through a lot of moving boxes, packaging tape, and box filler during this process. The more supplies you have on hand, the less time it will take to pack everything.
Pick purchase a notebook to function as your brain during the relocation, as well as a few good quality permanent markers for labelling boxes, while you’re out purchasing materials.
5. Make use of a grading system
Add an “A,” “B,” or “C” to the label of your boxes, in addition to the room they go in and a reference number for your inventory spreadsheet. Label the items you need right now with an A, the items you don’t need until next Christmas with a B, and the products you don’t need until next Christmas with a C. Unpacking in the sequence A, B, and C will help you organize your home more quickly.
6. Place an order for labels with your new address on them
You’ll have roughly 500 places where you’ll need to change your address. If you have your new address printed on labels, you can just slap it on all of your forms and be on your way.
7. Fill a suitcase with essentials for a week
Pack all the things that you’ll need for a week during your move so that you can be able to reach them easily while everything else is packed.