So in the past couple of weeks, I have been pretty busy. Why? Because I am moving!
Moving is a huge process. It isn’t only packing things up, but many more. So here are a couple of tips and tricks that you can use when moving.
So the first thing when moving should be packing boxes. From my experience, start sooner before later. Obviously, you don’t want to start packing clothes first. Start with things you don’t regularly use or things that won’t be required if packed in boxes.
Examples are board games, books, toys etc.
We started to do that at the ending of May and the beginning of June.
Usually, towards the end, we packed kitchen utensils/crockery along with anything miscellaneous. We did this even after the date of our move-in.
Now how should you pack your boxes? Well, we decided to come up with a system.
This system consisted of two things; labels and colour codes.
Each box had a label telling us the contents in the box. For example, one of the boxes had our body care supplies. So we gave it the title ‘Hygiene Stuff’ and wrote what was in the box. In this case, we had kept a hair blower, a hair curler, and some things from the medicine cabinet.
Lastly, the colour code we put for this box was yellow which represented my mom’s room.
So when you do move in, keeping the boxes in their places won’t be so hard.
I lived in an apartment and so, cleaning it up for the next person is required.
- Make sure that you clean areas that are not visible such as behind the fridge or on top of cabinets, since people will notice if you don’t.
- Check all drawers, cabinets, and see if anything is left behind or anything worthy of cleaning up.
- If you have a balcony, then be sure to clean that up as well, especially things like soil or dirt. (if you do gardening, that is a possibility)
- Lastly, clean the walls. It may not matter much, but cleaning the walls can make a room brighter. Give it a shot because you will see a big colour difference when you clean your walls.
Unpacking may sound easy but is as huge as packing. I’d suggest taking it easy and one at a time unpacking items. For example, when I build my bookshelf, only then will I unpack my books.
If you unpack everything, then making space for it can be difficult. So first, make space for the item, and then unpack what you need to.
Remember, rushing makes things worse.
Plan things out:
Plan things out. For example, most of the new furniture came in before our move-in day. So plan out where you want to set it up because afterwards, moving it will be difficult. Things like couches, bookshelves, and decoration items tend to stay in one spot for a long time, so make the right choice before you regret it.
I wanted to have the room on the top floor. It looked comfortable plus it was across my mom’s room. However, it was small which gave it a disadvantage. At one point, my mom noticed too and offered me the guest room instead. At first, I was reluctant. But then I agreed. And I’m so glad I did! 🙂 All my stuff was able to fit in the room, whereas it wouldn’t have if I picked the room upstairs! :0
In conclusion, you must think of everything when moving, from your old house to your new one, along with the process of moving. Hopefully, my tips will help you too!