Separating a shared living space can be a complicated, messy ordeal whether you were just friends while living together, or have been romantically involved. While deciding who owns what, and who keeps the apartment can be difficult, the actual moving day should not be. As with any move, preparation is the key to success. However, when it comes to splitting up a household even more detailed preparation than usual is necessary.
When working with any Brooklyn moving company, or moving yourself, my first recommendation is always to create an inventory of your belongings. Whether you will pack everything or hire someone to do it for you, it is a good way to know exactly what you have and make sure nothing gets lost. When dividing up a household an inventory is even more essential. It serves to remind both parties of their decisions regarding their belongings. Make a complete list, highlight who gets what in different colors, and have both people sign the list to avoid conflict the day of the move. A detailed inventory list also helps remind the packing party what they can take if the other person is not around on the day of the move.
Although hiring a moving company in Brooklyn will take away the extra stress of loading and moving your belongings, you may want to forgo packing services. Professionals may not be able to separate out your belongings as well as you can. Try to pack your things well in advance, and set them aside, clearly labeled with their destination. If you decide to go with a full service moving company in New York, you may want to set aside the items to be packed in a designated room or hallway to make sure belongings do not get mixed. At this point, making sure you have the correct belongings is more important than making sure all of your kitchen stuff stays in one box. To make sure you can find the items you will need right away, pack an overnight bag with the essentials.
Separating households is rarely an easy task. Even if the split is amicable the day of the actual move can be difficult for everyone involved. Do yourself a favor and make sure to put in the extra effort necessary to plan for a smooth transition. In the end your preparation will make everything just a bit easier