If you’re moving house regularly, you’ll want to stay on top of things. This sounds easy enough, but experienced movers tend to let their confidence override their attention to organising things. Moving should always be treated like you’re doing it for the first time, i.e. with a good plan and a good team. Here are a few tips for regular movers.
Contrary to popular belief, help isn’t for the weak. Help is for the wise, so be wise and get help. Help can be any number of things. It could be as simple as asking the neighbour to help you carry boxes, or you could go as far as hiring professional movers, which, depending on the size of your car and the amount of boxes you need to pack, could be the best solution for a stressful move. Unlike strapping your couch to the top of your car, a moving service like Your Local Movers should guarantee that no furniture is damaged along the way.
Being a regular mover, you really shouldn’t be taking too much stuff with you to each new location. The more items you have, the longer it takes to settle in… and the more frustrating it is when you’re on the move again after having only just settled in. This is where storage units come in handy. If you don’t think you’ll need something, at least for now, then store it elsewhere. Travel as lightly as possible so that your moves are easier to bear.
Remaining on the ball at all times is a mandatory part of moving regularly. If you don’t have a home base and you’re moving on whims, you’ll definitely need a suitcase that contains all the essentials for your next destination. This includes clothes, toiletries and cooking utensils. If you have to move suddenly, these items will be the first things you need on your first night. The same applies to any move, whether it’s permanent or not. When you arrive at a new house, a hotel, or even if you decide to go camping with your friends, the essentials should always be readily at hand. It’s also important that you have spare cash on you at all times, in case you’ve run out of food and need to rush off to the nearest convenience store.
Staying organised is harder than it sounds, particularly when you’re moving all the time. Organisation may seem like a troublesome task, but your day will prove so much harder without it. Planning is the only thing you can truly count on to get you through an otherwise demanding time. Think of it this way: the more you do now, the less you’ll have to catch up on later. So, while you’ll never truly know what troubles await, you can rest assured that facing these troubles without a plan will be much worse. A plan is the answer.
Are you a regular mover? Or was there a period of your life where you skipped from residence to residence? If you have any tips of experiences that other movers could benefit from, please share them in the comments below.