Whether you have previous experience with moving or not, moving is a complicated and tiring process. And while you can do the usual things to make the move easier and safer. For example, hiring professional and experienced movers like U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn. There are many simple DIY moving tasks that you can handle by yourself to make your move even more efficient, faster and the whole process go smoother.
Get rid of unwanted items
This is one of the easiest and best DIY moving tasks. Moving is a perfect time to go through all your things. From your wardrobe, those clothes you haven’t worn in years and never will, to your furniture which might be old and won’t fit in your new home, and get rid of it all. Having fewer things to pack and to bring with you will make the move easier. If there are some things you don’t want to bring with you but don’t want to throw away either you can leave them in storage. It would be ideal to take care of this long ahead of the move as there is less pressure and you won’t have to rush anything. As for what to do with all of those things, there are many ways to dispose of them:
- You can simply throw them away
- Gift them to friends
- Some things you might even be able to sell
- You can donate some things to charities
One of the simple and best DIY moving tasks is to have a good moving plan
Having a good plan for your move and having all your bases covered will make the move much easier. Knowing how long it will take to do everything and when to do it. From finding and renting a moving truck in Brooklyn to changing your address and what that process requires. There is nothing worse than rushing last minute to get things done, especially considering how complicated and tiring moving is in the first place. So make a checklist of everything that has to be done, and do them in the order of importance. Additionally, having a good plan for your move and knowing how and when you will do everything will help relieve the stress of moving.
Packing DIY tips
Packing is one of the biggest and hardest parts of moving, there is just a lot of work to be done. So doing it in smart and efficient ways will make the move easier and faster. Everything from finding quality moving boxes in Brooklyn to knowing how to pack your belongings. There are always ways to do it better. And doing so will also make unpacking and settling in your new home easier and quicker too.
Pack room by room
Packing room by room will make unpacking much easier. As you can just carry all the boxes in their respective rooms and unpack everything in order of importance or need. Don’t forget to label each box and write down on it everything that is in it. That way nothing will get lost during the move and you won’t have to unpack dozen of boxes to find one thing that you need. Also, it is important for you and your movers to know which boxes carry fragile things, so make sure to label them with “FRAGILE”. That way your movers will know how to organize them in moving trucks and be more careful with them.
Another simple DIY moving task that can make a big difference during the move is taking care of bills and other little things
There is more documentation than people think when moving. And while you will have taken care already of changing your address and such things. Some small things like paying the bills and subscriptions often get overlooked because people are too busy planning the move. So it is best to make sure that you have taken care of those things too so you don’t have to bother with it later while you are busy moving into your new home.
One of the best and simple DIY tasks is to pack a moving bag
This is one of the things that people less experienced with moving always wish they had done. It can be a small duffel bag or a bigger suitcase, depending on your needs. Like for example the size of your family. Some of the essentials you should pack in the moving bag are; keys, medications, change of clothes, snacks, toothbrushes, deodorant. Also electronics like laptops, tablets, and any other electronics you need on a daily basis. Don’t forget to pack their chargers and other necessary accessories too. If you are moving with children it would be best to pack a bag for them separately, with the essentials they would need. And don’t forget to pack a few things to keep them occupied and able to have some fun during the move. And the things you know they can’t go a day without, like special stuffed animals.
Hire a babysitter and pet sitter for the day of the move
This would be a smart thing to do if your kids are too small to help with the move. Or if they require a lot of attention and to be watched. It would help a lot to leave them with family or friends, or if that is not an option then to hire a babysitter for that day. It will relieve a lot of stress and give you more freedom to tend to the move. Similarly, taking care of pets during the move can be frustrating and time-consuming. It would be best to leave them with friends, family or to hire a pet sitter. Having your children and pets safe and not in the way during the move is one of the best simple DIY moving tasks that you can take care of and which will help with the move in many ways.