Moving into a new apartment is a new start, and it can bring you a lot of excitement, joy and a whole new life. However, even if you are excited about moving to a new place, it certainly requires a lot of work and it can be a quite stressful activity.
Because of this, it is necessary to follow certain steps and to be well organized, in order to reduce stress to the minimum and to make the moving as fast and easy as possible.
Before you even start moving, it is important to organize and make a plan in order to make the moving run smoothly and without bigger issues. Lists are a great help in this situation. Therefore, make a to-do list of what needs to be done before the moving, on the moving day and after the moving. Make a list of the items you want to bring, those you want to sell or give away and those you want to throw away, and also a list of the items you need to buy for packing all the stuff you plan to bring with you.
Make a Plan According to the Apartment’s Layout
Before you decide whether you will be able to bring all the furniture with you, it is important to get to know the new place. Take a tour around the new apartment, measure the doors and the windows, and get the apartment’s blueprint, so that you can be sure whether the existing furniture will fit and to plan where it will be placed.
Get Rid of the Unnecessary Stuff
Even if you will move all the furniture to the new apartment, there will certainly be some items you can get rid of before the moving day, especially if you have lived in the previous home for a long time. Gather all the old stuff you will not need anymore, give them away or throw them away if they are unusable.
If there are some valuable things you do not need anymore, you can organize a yard sale before the moving. By getting rid of the unnecessary items you will largely reduce the effort for packing and moving.
Do Not Hesitate with Packing Properly
Packing is the most demanding part of the moving, especially if there are plenty of small or fragile items. However, do not leave it for the last minute. Make a plan of packing and pack all the fragile items properly, so they do not get damaged during transport. Include the family members or friends in the packing activity, so that it becomes more fun and easier to complete.
Hire a Moving Company or Ask for Help
In order for the moving to be fast, successful and safe, it is the best if you can hire a professional moving company. If not, do not hesitate to ask for help from your family and friends, because you will definitely need someone else to help you with transferring and carrying all the items.
Transfer or Cancel All the Services & Forward Your Mail
Lastly, shortly before the moving day or immediately after it, make sure to cancel or transfer the services such as Internet, cable and the like onto the new address, and also make sure to forward the mail, so it arrives onto the new address.