Make Sure to Always Mark Your Moving Boxes
One thing that really sucks about moving to a new home is that you have to pack everything up and actually move it. Having just gotten done with a move myself, I can honestly say that I took absolutely zero percent of the advice I give on this blog to heart, and as a result this was probably the worst move I’ve ever experienced – and I didn’t even move out of the city. When you’re moving you want to make thing as easy as possible on yourself – well, you want to do that anyway, in anything you do, obviously, but when you’re moving to another city, in another state, on the other side of the country, you really have to plan ahead. One of the best ways to do this is to mark your moving boxes with what’s inside and what room they go to. Seriously, you’d be surprised at how easy this is – and how great it is when it comes to unpacking.
Think about it: you’re moving a three-bedroom home and have stuff for four people (you and your significant other and your two kids) to pack – that’s a lot of stuff. Marking all the boxes will allow you to easily and quickly move them into the room they need to go in the new home without having to open them up, sort through them, and make a mess. When it comes to household goods moving, you’d be surprised at how many “little things” tend to make the move harder instead of easier. One of those things is underestimating how much you actually have to move – I can say that that’s something I did, rather nonchalantly too, might I add. When you underestimate how much you have to move, you tend to overestimate how much time you have left, and when you have a day until the moving van shows up and half your stuff is still unpacked…well, you end up spending half the night packing everything you forgot to.
Going one room at a time can fix this, though, and by marking the moving boxes and leaving them in the room they started in you stand a good chance of not only making good time but also making things more organized during your move. It’s also helpful because come moving day your moving company can take care of all the heaviest objects first, like things in the living room or dining room, then move onto the heavy objects in the bedrooms, and finally finish up with the boxes that are clearly marked and ready to go. Just by doing something so simple as marking the box, you save yourself a lot of time and energy, and you save your moving company some time and energy too. Need to find a moving company? You can fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple quotes from top-rated moving companies e-mailed to you within about an hour. It’s that simple.