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Moving can be a daunting and time-consuming task. If you make a plan and take your time you can find yourself in your new home with relative ease.
Rent a Container
Renting residential storage containers Homestead for moving is both time and cost-effective. A storage container gets dropped off at your current house, and then transported to your new home at the time you specify. You can choose to do all the loading and unloading yourself, or you can opt to hire skilled movers to partially or completely move you. If you do choose to move your things yourself, there are no time restrictions to how long you keep your container, so you can move at your own pace without having to stress about the costly rental fees you would be facing if you were to rent a moving truck.
Label Your Boxes
When you are packing your boxes, take the time to label everything. Accurate labeling of your boxes and items can dramatically help when it is time to move your things into your new home and unpack. You can mark each box with the room they came from or the room they will go to. You can also take the time to describe the contents within each box. This will allow you to find your essential items quickly when you arrive at your new home. You will also be able to come up with a game plan when unpacking by being able to know what boxes have what so you can unpack in whatever order you deem is best.
Sort as You Go
Plan for extra time when packing so that you can go through your things and declutter. Alleviate some of the stress of moving by only taking the things you want and need. Since you will already be touching everything you own when you are packing, it is the ideal time to make some decisions about the things you may or may not want to keep. Sort your belongings into a keep, donate, trash, or sell stack. Consider hosting a garage sale, or planning a neighborhood sale with your neighbors. Do this before you move when you are packing instead of after the move when you are unpacking so that you can settle into your new home when you arrive instead of stepping into your new home with a big project.
Have a plan and give yourself plenty of time to tackle each task so that you never become too overwhelmed. Take time to think about the logistics of your move, as well as how best to organize and move your belongings, and have your move be as smooth as it can be.