You’ve finally made up your mind – it’s time to move. Maybe you have finally decided to move away from home and your parents for the first time, or maybe you and your boyfriend have chosen to move in together and you’re looking for something bigger, or maybe you have found your dream job in the other end of the country.

Whatever your situation is, having to move can be a both stressful and chaotic time. For a great many people today, moving represents the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. And if you are new to moving on your own, you might have a lot of questions, such as:

  • How should I pack everything?
  • Can I achieve it all in time?
  • Do I have room for it all?

Fortunately, there are lots of good advice to find when you need to move, should you want to look for more. But here are three tips that are impactful and easy to skim through, as we’ve asked Man with a van Bristol for their input, and while their main area of expertise is House removals Bristol, the principles apply to people all over the globe, whether from Essex, Myanmar or New York:

1. Preparation For Moving

Be sure to make a plan as soon as possible, containing  a list of all essential and non-essential items, so that you don’t have to stress about figuring everything out in the same day you’re also moving it. It is important that you get an understanding on how much time you have to focus on the move, since there are often many other things that also need to be looked after, from changing addresses at the postal office, to calling existing subscription services and programs to let them know about the move, to registering the children in their new school and so on, the list can be quite exhaustive. When you know the date of the move, it is important that you start packing everything down as soon as you can, all the items you don’t need in your daily life can easily be stored in good time. A good tip is to pack one room at a time and make sure to mark all boxes according to their content.

2. How to Store Your Items

Whether you’re moving from apartment or house, you’ll likely find that you’ve collected a lot of things over time, the amount of items a single family can obtain over just 5-10 years can be staggering and surprise even the most hardy professionals at times. In some situations you may need to find a temporary storage space for a period until the new residence is ready if it is undergoing construction. If you want to avoid a lack of space, you can benefit from renting a storage room that can hold your items until your new location is found and ready for occupancy.

3. Get Professional Help If You Can

If you’re alone, moving may seem like an almost insurmountable task if you have more than just a few knick knacks lying around, so it’s important to find the right help. Grab your immediate family and/or friends and get them onboard so you don’t have to face it all yourself, or hire a professional company to take care of it for you, this way you are also helped along by their experience and policies.


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