Zen Moving Tricks and Tips

Many people simply think of moving and they instantly become a bundle of nerves. What is it about moving that has people chewing their nails and pulling their hair out? Sure, there is a lot to do and you often need to make temporary adjustments to your schedule, but it does not have to be a chaotic day. In fact, if you follow the below tricks and tips, you will find that the move will go smoother than you could have ever imagined.

Plan Ahead

It does not matter how cool and collected you typically are, if you wait until the last minute to take care of everything, you are going to feel overwhelmed and stressed. As soon as you know that you will be moving, you need to create a timeline that has everything that you need to do added to it. This includes something as basic as packing to a small detail you may overlook like getting copies of school records. The more organized you are, the better you will be able to stay on schedule. This allows you to go into the move knowing that everything has been taken care of. Read More

8 Timeless Moving Tips for Optimal Efficiency

For some, the thought of moving and storage raises anxiety levels. There is so much to do, and the day often sneaks up out of nowhere. You think you still have plenty of time to take care of everything, but then you are rushed, scrambling and hating every minute of it. If you take a moment to prepare mentally and physically, your big moving day will be smooth sailing.

  1. Make a List – It is never too soon to start creating your moving checklist, even if you are not moving for several months. The more thorough your list is, the less likely anything will be forgotten. This also gives you the opportunity to tweak it as you go. You may want to create a list of what things you want packed together, a second list of everything you need to do and a third list of odds-and-ends you may need to buy, such as light bulbs and extension cords.
  1. Research a Moving Company – Do not assume that the big name moving company you always hear advertised on the radio is the way to go. There are plenty of local movers that are licensed and will do just as good of a job. Also, keep in mind that advertised low hourly rates are often offset by hidden fees in drive-time and fuel. Read More