Little Steps That Make Moving Easier — Big Time
There are lots of ways you can simplify a move. Label your boxes more clearly. Give yourself some extra time for the drive. Move on the weekend when more friends are available to help. All of these little steps help, but they don't all make a dramatic difference in the complexity of your move. If you want to take moving from downright exhausting to "not that bad," then here are some little steps that will make a big difference.
Hire a moving company, and say "yes" to all of their services
People often assume a DIY move will be the cheapest. Or, if they do hire a moving company, they only have the moving company do the bare minimum, and they do a lot of the work themselves. The thing is, you don't always save as much money as you'd hope with this approach. You may end up having to take extra time off from work to pack, and you may spend more money on fast food and other conveniences because you're overwhelmed by all that moving entails. Hiring a moving company to simply "do it all" will take so much off your plate, and you may actually be surprised at how affordable these services are.
Let someone else sort through your extras
Sorting out things you don't want or need anymore can make moving easier. You don't want to have to pack and unpack the things you no longer use. However, taking the time to decide when to donate, what to sell, and what to throw away can still be pretty overwhelming. A different approach would be to set everything you don't want aside. List it all for sale for one price, and let someone else decide what to do with the whole lot.
Schedule your move-in date before your move-out date
If you have to be out of your current place by January 1, for example, try to schedule your move-in date for your new place a few weeks earlier — such as December 15th. Yes, you'll be paying rent on two places for a short period of time, but this is so worth the flexibility you gain. You also have more time to get utilities turned on and so forth.
Moving can be a lot of work, but there are a few ways to simplify it. Start by taking the steps above, and remember to rely on your moving team! Keep these tips in mind when looking for house moving services near you.