There is no better example of a love-hate relationship than moving. We love the feeling of starting fresh in a new space, but the anxiety and exhaustion that comes from getting you, your family, and all of your worldly possessions there in one piece? Yikes. Here are our top tips for a pain-free move.
1. Lots of labels
In addition to labeling boxes with what room they belong in, write down any key items you might need before all of your boxes are unpacked, such as over-the-counter medicines, coffee makers, or important documents. This is a great way to prevent Monday morning scrambling to find the iron!
2. Check for deals
Many moving companies will offer discounts for paying in cash as opposed to credit card or check, so call ahead to see if this is an option. This is a great way to save yourself a bit of money that can go towards unpacking pizza!
3. Donate, donate, donate!
Now is your chance to go through everything and get rid of anything and everything that goes unused. Call ahead to schedule an at-home pickup from the donation center of your choice, and start sorting!