Moving can be a challenging task no matter what the circumstances. However, when you have lived in a single home for a long period of time, say 5 years or more, it can be even more of a challenge. If you are currently in the process of planning such a move, get to know some of the ways that you can make the experience of moving out of your longtime home an easier and less daunting task. Once you know some of these methods that you can put to use, you can get started in the process and get your move over and done with as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Start Sorting Your Possessions Early
The sooner you start sorting through all of your many possessions, the easier the moving process will be for you. You will want to take it one room or even one portion of a room at a time and make inventory of your possessions. Use a tablet or computer or even stickers placed on the items to designate their status in the moving process.
There should be between three and five categories of items depending on your goals. These categories include keep, trash, give away (and/or a separate category for items to sell), and storage if you will not have room in your new home for some treasured possessions.
It is easiest to start this process with large items such as furniture and then with clothing, books, and toys that can easily be sorted into piles or sections. Inventorying items before you even begin to pack will give you a head start in the moving process and make packing and transitioning that much easier later on.
Hire A Moving Service
Your longtime home will be more full than you can even imagine with all of the possessions that you originally moved in with along with all of the items that you have accumulated over the years. Because of this, you may not want to try to do everything all on your own when you are moving out.
Hiring a moving service can help make your life easier in a myriad of ways. The moving service you hire can help you with the packing process once you have your items sorted into what is going with you and what is not. This is an especially helpful service when it comes to packing up valuables and breakables like glassware, dishes, antiques, artwork, and even antique furniture that may be ornate and delicate. Movers can also help you pack up your other items to keep them safe and to relieve some of the pressure from the moving process.
On top of that, your moving service can assist you in loading the truck, taking items to your new home, unloading, and in some cases even with the unpacking process (particularly for breakable items). If you have a storage unit for some of your extra items that you want to keep but that will not fit in your home, then you can have the movers help you transport items there as well.
Now that you know some of the ways that you can make the process of moving out of a longtime home easier, you can get started in the process as soon as possible and make your transition to a new home a seamlessly smooth one.