If you’ve moved houses before, you’re likely familiar with the stress that comes with that activity. Until you’ve experienced it, there’s no way to know what the demands and mistakes are. Apart from the money you will spend, there is the issue of strategic packing, time management, etc. In the first quarter of 2020, over 10 million Americans moved houses, with a little over 15% of that number being first-time movers. Here is a discussion of a few things nobody tells you when you’re moving houses. Hopefully, you will know what to do when the time comes.
You’ll accumulate several cardboard boxes when you’re done
When you’re moving houses, the most significant temporary storage items will be cardboard boxes. You will need lots of them to pack breakables and just about everything else they can contain. The revealing part is that these boxes come in different sizes (and shapes), and you will likely need all these dimensions. Nobody will probably tell you that you would need to purchase many of them in advance to be on the safer side. Perhaps, you can plan and buy an appreciable number before the move. However, you’re better off having excess cardboards than a shortage.
The stress is real
You may have heard about the stress associated with moving houses, but you didn’t know the degree of anxiety. Until you experience it, you may think people exaggerate the extent of stress they undergo when packing and moving to a new house. First of all, you must pack your belongings according to rooms and have each box labeled. There is also the part where you must keep an inventory of everything you packed to help ease up the unpacking process.
Moreover, because packing is not a one-day affair, it becomes a physical and mental strain to accommodate the inconveniences that come with it. As if that is not enough, there is the unpacking bit over the next several weeks after moving into the new house. Indeed, removal companies help provide some relief in the transport aspect, but after that, you’re on your own.
Dismantle in advance
If you have furniture that needs dismantling, it is always good to do them at least two weeks before moving. It also gives you ample time to seek professional help for the dismantling if you do not know how it should be done. For example, some modern beds and heirloom drawers have intricate designs that come fully equipped with screws and pins. Even baby cots can become a bit of a headache when you have to take them apart.
The question now is, what happens after dismantling the metal or wooden frames of your bed? The only plausible answer here is to make do with the mattress until you move to the new house and your bed is put together again. As a tip, remember to keep all the screws and pins in a secure bag or box. The idea is to keep them safe without losing a crucial piece that puts your furniture back together again. Losing something like that is not pleasant when moving.
Packing reveals the amount of junk you own
One of the crucial times you get to see firsthand the amount of junk you own is when you’re moving houses. It can be pretty shocking to discover your hoarding tendencies. Fortunately, now is the opportune moment to declutter and get rid of all your unnecessary things. Some can go to the trash, while others can be put up for a yard sale. There’s no harm in making a little quick money off the things you own.
Moving house is a serious business that requires your utmost attention. The slightest slip-up can result in loss or damage to your items. Hopefully, you learned something new to smoothen your moving process.