When you buy a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you’ll have to start planning your move sooner rather than later - but moving is stressful, even under the best conditions. Fortunately, you can use these three stress-busting tips to make the whole process easier on yourself.
3 Stress-Busters to Make Packing for a Move Easier
Use these three stress-busters to make packing and moving easier on you, your family and your movers:
Think of packing as a marathon
Pack an emergency bag
Let’s take a closer look at each of these.
#1. Make checklists
Even if you’re not a big list-maker, having a checklist while you pack and prepare to move can help you keep everything organized. You can use a checklist on your phone using an app like Google Keep, or you can put everything on a dry-erase board. The main thing is that you always add tasks to it as soon as they pop up - and check them off as soon as they’re finished. Consider adding things like:
Hiring a moving company
Hiring a cleaning company
Scheduling cable and internet installation
Contacting your utility companies to change your service address
Filling out a change of address form with the post office
Updating your insurance
Packing, room by room
#2. Think of packing as a marathon
You shouldn’t pack everything in one day - if you do, you risk being poorly organized once you get to your new home. Instead, think of it like a marathon; start small, in sections, and go room by room. Make sure you label every box you seal, too, so you know what items are in which boxes once you arrive in your new home.
#3. Pack an emergency bag
Don’t forget to pack up all your necessities - toothbrushes, paper plates, medication and phone chargers - in one bag that you’ll hand-carry to your new home. It’ll make your life a lot easier, because you won’t have to dig through a series of boxes (and make a huge mess) when you’re looking for something you can’t live without.
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