Moving is the worst! Don’t make it harder than it has to be.

Ah yes, time to move again. Moving is a stressful time for everyone. Whether you’re moving to a new home, apartment, or office space, moving can indeed be a pain. However, I have moved enough times in my life to know the ins and outs of the process, more specifically, how to make the process faster and easier. Because at the end of the day, I just want to get settled into my new space as fast as I can. There are a lot of problems that can arise when moving to a new location, but there are ways of combating these issues and making life a bit easier.

A huge problem to run into when moving is that the new house, apartment, or office is not ready to be moved into! This is even more troubling when you have already spent so much time with packing supplies, moving furniture, getting things into boxes, and transporting all your stuff to a new place only to find out it has not been properly cleared or made ready for your arrival. Renovations can sometimes get in the way of moving as well. As a solution, it can be helpful to make a plan in advance about the new space and have a backup ready just in case. Make sure to communicate with the previous owners as well! This can be the difference between an extreme crisis and a minor headache in the moving process.

Another problem that can occur during the move is damaged items. This is probably one of the most common occurrences in most moving situations. Especially if you pay for a moving service where the movers are rough or clumsy, you may find some items that have been broken or cracked. A quick solution to this is to effectively wrap your fragile belongings to avoid being damaged. Packing supplies, like bubble wrap or packing peanuts, serve as great tools to ensure your belongings are being kept safe during the moving process. With this, it’s essential to have enough packing materials handy. Not having enough boxes or wrap to properly pack your items will cost you dearly.

Losing important documents and items is another aspect of moving that can often occur, leaving serious potential problems for the owner of those documents. Important personal documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, tax forms, passports, and personal financial information must be kept in a locked box and clearly labeled during the moving process. This will prevent the documents from getting lost or scrambled with other items during the moving process. An even safer alternative is to transport these items yourself rather than have movers do it for you. While hiring movers is definitely the most convenient way to get things done, some items are much safer in your hands than in theirs. 

I hope that this was helpful for you! If you are currently moving into a new home, apartment, office space, or any other new location, I hope that you can take advantage of the advice I have spelled out in this article. Be patient and know that things take time, but eventually, all will be well, and you will be able to enjoy your new space!

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