I still remember the day my boss asked me to move to Europe. I was nervous, but at the same time, I was really excited to embark on a new adventure. Unfortunately, before I could start tasting new foods and meeting new people, I would need to pack up my belongings and make the trek to a new country. Fortunately, I worked with a moving company that reduced my stress load. This blog is all about working with professionals to relocate internationally. Check out these articles to find tips, tricks, and solutions to everyday moving problems--so that you can enjoy your next move.
If you find yourself in a situation where you have to move right away, the unexpected upheaval may have you wondering if you can possibly pack and move everything you own in such a short time period. If so, use the following tips to help you survive your move without feeling frantic and frazzled.
Turn Your Move Into A Food Party To Entice Friends To Help
The more hands you have helping you, the faster your preparation to move can go. If you have friends that you believe will help you, entice them by turning your move into a food party, where you will feed them in exchange for helping you.
If you have a little extra money on hand, one way to make your move into a friendly feast is to have pizzas delivered to your home. Not only does this save you time on preparing food and cleaning up in the kitchen, but having it delivered also saves you time from having to go get ingredients or picking up your order.
The other option is to turn your move into a party while using up the ingredients that you already have in your pantry or refrigerator. Not only does this feed everyone with a minimum of cost, it also downsizes the number of items you need to pack.
To make this happen, quickly look through your kitchen to see if you have the ingredients for a tried and true recipe.
Or, you could also find recipes based on what you already have on hand. If you have any leftovers at the end of the move, offer them to your helpers. You can also give away any unused items in your refrigerator that may spoil during your move, leaving you without having to buy ice coolers and ice to keep everything fresh.
Maximize Your Packing Space
To maximize your packing space and help keep your finished boxes or bags organized, clear out either an entire room or a large corner of it. This way, you have an area to place everything in, as well as a location to store it and forget about it until the time comes to pack everything in the truck.
As you are clearing the space, do not focus too much time on sorting through items or packing them. Instead, put them in another room to be sorted first. This helps save time when preparing your staging area, and it also gives a place for your helpers to put things as they finish packing them.
Be Generous When Tossing Things Out
Especially if you have limited space in which to place your packed boxes and bags, try to be generous when tossing things out. The less you have to pack, the less you have to deal with during your move and while unpacking at your new home. Setting up a simple system with which to do this can make this process quicker.
Whenever you start packing a new bag or box, have a trash bag right next to it. As you pick up each item, quickly ask yourself if it is something you love or use. If not, throw it in the trash bag. If your first thought is that you did not even know you still had the item, chances are that you will not use it again. Throw it away, and move on to the next item.
The above tips can help you get started getting everything in your household packed up and moved to your new home. However, if you still feel overwhelmed, you may want to contact a last-minute moving company like Modern Movers, Inc. to talk to them about how they may be able to help you.Share
14 April 2016