Moving is a complex process which is why we would always suggest hiring movers to help you out with it. But we know that not everyone is able to afford to pay for professional moving services. Some people just do not see the need to do so if they are having a short-distance move. No matter what your reason is for having a DIY relocation, we want to help you make it more enjoyable. There are plenty of ways to do so and this article is where you can read about four easy steps that will make your DIY relocation enjoyable. No matter whether moving alone, with children or roommates, these tips will come in handy.
Start preparing for the move on time
Getting anything done in a hurry is not a good thing. You need to give yourself time to handle this DIY relocation easily. There are plenty of tasks that come with moving, no matter whether moving down the street or to another state. You never know how much time you are going to need but it is best to give yourself two months at least to get this move done.
In two months you can get all the paperwork ready, handle the packing, cleaning, and all other moving tasks. The best way to make moving more organized is to make a moving plan. This is important if you are having an interstate move. Interstate moves are more complex which is why you need to know how to do it all right. There are dozens of places where you can read interstate moving tips.
Get all the necessary packing supplies
As this is a DIY relocation you are having, it means that you are packing yourself instead of hiring professional packers. Have in mind that to pack correctly, you will need certain packing materials. This means you have to go out and purchase the following:
- packing boxes, both plastic, and cardboard
- packing wrap, bubble, or paper
- packing tape
- plastic foil for wrapping
You will certainly need and use all of the above when packing a home for a move. If you are having a long-distance move make sure you pack your stuff nicely so that there is no damage. If packing food for moving, you need to know just how to do that right as well.
Rent a moving truck
Moving with your personal car is an almost impossible task if you have more than just four boxes to move. This is why you also need to find a company that rents out moving trucks. You might not need a big one but a medium one is good to have on moving day.
Get rid of anything you don’t need
To make your DIY relocation more enjoyable, you certainly need to make sure that you are not moving anything that you don’t need. Why move clothing you don’t wear or books you will never read when you can donate them or sell them? You will do good to both someone and yourself by getting rid of the things you don’t need.