These 6 Tips Make Moving Unbelievably Easy

By Dylan Blanchard  |  May 31, 2016
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IT’S ALL HAPPENING. You’re finally going to live in the house of your dreams, or at least get one step closer to it.

Get moving, because moving is never easy. Sorting through your stuff, collecting the boxes to put it all in, and parting ways with your old pad are never easy. And don’t forget you still have to unpack everything you own when you get to the new place.

Here are a few tips that will make the moving nightmare-free:

1. Don’t procrastinate.

Each Saturday morning you might wake up and think you’ll just start packing next week — but trust us — it’s never too early to start collecting old boxes from your office and cleaning out closets. Make a list of everything that needs to get packed and add dates to it. Your bathroom, closet #1, closet #2, kitchen cabinets, desk drawer, under your bed, we could go on forever. Taking it little by little will make packing up your whole pad feel less overwhelming.

2. Claim a Casper.

The biggest and most daunting piece of furniture to move is your mattress. Don’t bother trying to fit that big piece of foam through the small stairwell. Especially if it’s more than seven years old. You’re better off getting a new one. Let us make your life infinitely easier by delivering you a mattress in a moving-friendly sized box right to your doorstep at a time that’s convenient for you.

3. Ditch the unnecessaries.

Even though we can all relate to the sentiment behind the show Hoarders, it’s time to say goodbye to some of your prized possessions. If you haven’t used something in a year, toss it. You don’t need it. You probably didn’t even remember it existed. Take a moment, say goodbye, and then throw it in a garbage bag never to be seen again.

4. Make space with MakeSpace.

Sit back, relax, and let MakeSpace do the work for you. They offer *free* packing boxes and tape, a 1-hour moving truck, and goodwill donation pick-ups. They’ll come pick up your stuff, store it, and bring it back whenever you please for a fixed monthly fee. The best part? They do it all through an app.

5. Google your way around.

Make yourself feel right at home before you even move in. Get to know the area, either in person or via Google Maps, so it starts to feel familiar faster. You’ll wake up on the weekend and know exactly where you can buy groceries and get a manicure.

6. Get a good night’s sleep.

A good night sleep is the remedy for all high-stress situations. The best way to combat moving-crankiness is to be well rested and ready to start your big day. Coffee doesn’t hurt either.

But if we had to pick one tip to follow, it’d be #2.

 

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