Congratulations on finding a new home. It's exciting to move to a new home, but it can also be stressful. To help ease your anxiety and reduce the amount of stress that you may experience during and after the move, here are a few tips to make the move a little bit easier on you:
1. Pack an Overnight Bag for Items That You'll Need Immediately.
Even if you are just moving locally, there are going to be some items that you need once you arrive at your new home. However, the last thing you are going to want to do after loading and unloading boxes and heavy furniture all day is to dig through boxes to find your toothbrush, shampoo and various toiletries that are needed. By packing an overnight bag, you will include all of these things – including a change of clothes – so that you can rest easy once you arrive.
2. Use a Clear Plastic Tub to Pack Items You'll Need Soon After.
While you may rest that evening, you will probably want to get started on everything as soon as the sun rises the next morning. Who knows, you may want to do it after you get out of the shower and feel refreshed. In either case, you'll need a box cutter, some trash bags, and plenty of other items in order to do this. Plus, if you need to be able to cook once you arrive or soon after, you'll need cookware, utensils, etc. Make sure to pack all of these items and any others that you may need quickly, such as phone chargers, into a clear plastic tub. It will be easy to locate this way and you'll be able to see exactly what is inside.
3. Use Cotton Balls/Pads and Saran Wrap to Safely Transport Make-up and Toiletries.
For your face powder, eyeshadows and blushes, you may want to consider opening them up and placing a cotton ball or cotton pad in them to help keep the powder cosmetics from breaking. You don't want to wake up the next day after the move to start applying your makeup for work to find out that it is completely broken and essentially unusable in its current form.
No one wants to have to deal with their shampoo and conditioner, facial cleansing oil or lotion spilling in the box due to the move. This could potentially ruin everything that is inside the box. To keep this from happening, take the lid off of the bottle, place a piece of saran wrap over the opening, and put the lid back on as securely as possible. This will keep the toiletries from leaking all over your items.
4. Keep Your Drawers Together With a Press and Seal Plastic Wrap.
Your dresser drawers are often removed from the dresser during a move to make it easier to lift and transport. When you do this, it exposes all of your items, which means that you'll need to pack them in a bag. However, you don't actually have to do this. Instead, leave the items there and use a plastic wrap that can be pressed and sealed to keep your dresser drawers completely intact. This helps you avoid unpacking and refolding at the new house. It's much more manageable this way.
When you need help with moving, don't hesitate to call a local moving service, like Walsh Moving & Storage, to obtain quotes for your move. Everyone needs a little help every now and then!