Tips For Moving – Getting Organized and Being Prepared

Whether you’re moving in the spring or planning to move out of UVU student housing during the summer, there are many things to do and keep track of. Fortunately, there are also many tried-and-true tips for moving that can make the whole experience much less stressful. Some of these tips focus on the logistics of moving day, such as when to start packing and when to cancel utilities; others offer helpful advice for getting organized and being prepared.

Start by going through closets, drawers and cabinets and taking stock of what you really have and what you can get rid of. It’s an opportunity to clean out your clutter and toss, donate or sell items that aren’t used.

Once you have a plan, it’s time to start packing. Be sure to purchase a few boxes of different sizes and have plenty of bubble wrap and tape on hand. Having the right materials will make the process go much more smoothly than it would otherwise. Also, don’t forget to mark your boxes clearly with their contents and the room they belong in. This will help avoid confusion and save your movers time (and your brain) when they’re assembling the boxes at the new house.

Another good tip is to pack the most frequently used items first. This includes toiletries, clothes you wear regularly and a few snacks and drinks to hold you over until you can find a grocery store. This will help ease the stress of having to cook and wash during the transition.

Make a list of the things you need to do before and during the move. Whether you use a pre-made moving checklist or create your own, be sure to keep it handy and update it as needed leading up to and on the actual move day.

On the day of the move tips for moving to Denver , be sure to give yourself enough time to sleep well the night before and eat a nutritious breakfast before you begin packing. This will help prevent any unnecessary stress on you and your family during the hectic and busy moving process.

Lastly, be sure to talk with your kids about the move and what it means for them. Be honest, but in age-appropriate language they can understand. It’s also a great idea to give them some ownership of their part in the move by having them help to pack their own rooms and arrange furniture. This will help them feel involved and excited about their new home. They can also be the first to unpack and hang up pictures and posters. This will help them feel more at home in their new space as soon as they move in. Then they can start planning how to decorate other rooms in the house. If they’re interested, you can even take them to the hardware store to look at paint swatches.

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