Are you on a new adventure and are planning a move? Does moving sound super daunting to you and stressful? Well don't worry, and definitely read on for some helpful budget friendly tips and tricks to make your move more streamlined and hopefully less stressful. Keep reading for our ultimate checklist in planning a streamlined, simpler move.
My husband and I have moved allot over the last 12 years. For us its been kinda fun, we love it really. The thrill of something new, the forced purging of ones things to make moving easier, and of course a new place to decorate! Don't get me wrong tho, I definitely understand that the whole moving part is super stressful and overwhelming. There is so much to do and organize before hand and its hard freaking work if you are moving the stuff yourself, which we do, because i'm far to cheap to pay a moving company! Kids also do NOT make moving easier, shocker, i know....so needless to say we have absolutely slowed down our moving frenzy since having littles. I would absolutely love to share with you some of the things we have found super helpful in prepping for a move.
The Ultimate Moving Checklist-General Guidelines for a stress-less move
o Its decided, your moving! Depending on how soon the move is, I try and book our moving truck and cleaner at least a month in advance.
o Plan all your logistics out now. Organize new utilities, cable providers, figure out mail forwarding and so on. Are you going to be moving to another town? We had to make an extra trip to drop off a vehicle, so had to find babysitters for a certain day. Have a brain storming session and write down all the little things that need to happen and then start checking things off the list as soon as you can.
o Go thru and purge all those closets, pantries, storage and garage spaces. Start with your worst most messiest spot. Think Monica from friends messy closet and start there! Organize everything into three categories. "Keep" "Sell/Give Away" "Trash" Sell or giveaway any unwanted furniture, kitchen things, clothing, tools....all that stuff, and get the rest to either the recycling or trash. I do this the second we know we are moving, It just makes the packing so much easier.
Quick tip- invest in heavy duty plastic storage totes for all your garage and cold storage items. these will hold up better then a box long term, are waterproof and will also will make moving in the future so much easier. Here is a link to our favorite heavy duty totes HERE or for USA customers click HERE. They stack up so nice and are a great size to load on a dolly and move around. We invested in ours over 6 years ago and defs haven't regretted it!