Are you leaving your present home because you or your spouse has gotten a promotion that comes with a move to a new city? Or, maybe you are starting a brand new job in a different city. No matter the scenario, you are probably having very mixed emotions. You might be excited about adventures that are ahead of you. However, it might also be difficult to leave friends and family behind.
And, then there's the huge job of actually moving your belongings. If you've moved before, you already know that's a big deal. If you've never moved before, be ready for some real work ahead of you. However, with some careful planning, your move can go very smoothly. From going through all of your household items to arranging for home movers, here are some ideas that might be a real help to you.
Go Through All Of Your Household Items
Just remember that anything that's left out will get packed. Be sure your kids understand that. For example, if your child has a favorite blanket, that blanket will be packed unless it is placed in a special place. Think of giving everybody a laundry basket or a suitcase. Ask each of your family members to place things that aren't to be packed in that container. That will more than likely save some disappointment later on.
Ask each person in your family to go through personal belongings so that they can decide what they want to donate to a charity cause or to place in a yard sale. And, do the same thing even with large items. For example, maybe you have had your hand-me-down kitchen furniture for such a long time that it has truly seen better days. This might be a good time to donate it to somebody who can use it. Then, when you arrive in your new town or city, you can have the fun of shopping for a new kitchen set. The same goes for the rest of your furniture. Don't cart something with you that you know needs replacing.
Arrange For Home Movers
Even before you started going through your household belongings, you more than likely arranged for home movers, right? Or, maybe the company involved in the transfer chose movers for you.
Either way, have the peace of mind that your belongings will be packed carefully. If you have delicate figurines, they'll receive special attention. If you have things like large paintings or mirrors in heavy frames, those items will be wrapped and crated so they won't be damaged along the way to their new destination.
The movers will even unpack every single thing for you if you ask them to do that. However, that will mean that you won't know where everything is. Instead, just designate the rooms that containers are supposed to go to and do the unpacking yourself.