According to surveys, the average American moves at least 11 times in a lifetime. Which move are you on? No matter how many times we go through moves they often can become very stressful. Using the following tips can help you take the stress out of your next move.
Start Packing Early
Almost every move comes with a 30 day notice. That holds true if you’re going into a new apartment or closing on escrow. Once you give that notice, you should start packing. If you do a few boxes every day, then you will have a lot accomplished even in the first two weeks. There is plenty that you can pack up like books, CDs, movies, clothing and other household goods that you won’t need in the next couple of weeks.
Hire a Babysitter and/or Dog Care
On move day, you’re going to be supervising your movers at both ends of that move. The last thing you want to deal with is chasing a dog around or answering hundreds of questions from your young ones. Moving day is the perfect day for hiring a babysitter to take your toddler out on an adventure. It’s also a good time to get your dog groomed and put in daycare for the day.
Stop Grocery Shopping Two Weeks Before the Move
The last two weeks before your move is when you want to get very creative with your leftovers in the refrigerator. The goal is to get rid of as much as you can without wasting food. The same holds true for any can goods you have in your cabinets. You don’t need to buy groceries that you’re going to keep be on the move.
You should also attempt to defrost the refrigerator at least a day before the move. A sturdy cooler with ice packs will be able to keep any remaining perishables safe until you get them to the new spot. Just keep in mind that that is something you’ll probably have to carry with you in your own car as opposed to going on the moving truck.
Don’t Move Rubbish
As you pack up everything you own you’re going to come across a lot of things you can do without. You can’t leave that rubbish behind and you certainly don’t want to bring it to the new place. Instead, one call to Junk King Fort Lauderdale gets it removed in a very fast and affordable manner. Junk King Fort Lauderdale can also see to it that any of your items you like to donate to charity will get to the right organization. Hiring Junk King Fort Lauderdale before your next move is the best way to get rid of your unwanted rubbish.