It’s not an exaggeration to say that most people who’ve been through the moving process hope they’ll never have to go through it again. Moving is tiring, long, and back-breaking work, and it’s rare to find someone who wants to help you move. When you have a new home on the horizon that you can’t wait to move into, the idea of moving puts a bit of a damper on that excitement. We’ll show you how to get through the moving process faster so that you can start enjoying your home sooner rather than later.
Purge, Purge, Purge
If you want moving to take less time, leave yourself with fewer things to move overall. Moving is the perfect opportunity to get rid of all the clutter and stuff you no longer need. The more you can rid yourself of, the faster your moving process will be. Clothes are a common item to purge; you can call a place like the Purple Heart Pickup to take clothes donations right from your home. But don’t forget that you can also donate furniture and other items that might be a hassle to move somewhere new.
Packing up is only half of the move, so a good way to get through the moving process faster is to speed up the unpacking process. One of the easiest ways to make your unpacking easier is to create a detailed labeling system for your boxes and suitcases. These labels will let you know where to put each box when you unpack it from the moving truck, and it will help you find any items among the boxes that you might need right away.
Don’t Empty Drawers
Don’t waste time removing things from drawers and cabinets if you plan to pack those things anyway. A great way to save yourself some time and space in the moving vehicle is to simply wrap up hollow pieces of furniture, such as nightstands and cabinets. Use some cling wrap or tape to make sure their doors and drawers are secure, and then you don’t need to move a single thing out of them. Simply unwrap them once you’re in your new place, and you’re ready to go.
Don’t Overthink Your Packing
You can waste a lot of time if you overthink all your packing decisions. Should this go in here? Can I pack this with that? Will I lose that thing if I pack it in that box? Moving goes a lot faster when you don’t worry about questions like these. As long as it’s in a box (and anything fragile gets wrapped safely), it will all eventually find its way to where it needs to go.