Last month I was helping a friend move house, as we all know moving is up on the list of things that people hate the most and find the most stressful.
Moving is one of the things we all find ourselves doing once or twice in our life time, so when you do it, making things easier is one of the best things you can do.
As a single Gal, I found packing up and moving house was time consuming and more of a hassle then I first thought. At the time I was also leaving my Ex-boyfriend and as the relationship was 6 feet under I knew I had to get my butt out of that place as quick as possible.
I started out packing up all the things that where mine to begin with, and as I’d been living with doofus for a few years the fact that most of my stuff was all over the house, made that job hard, sticking things in any old box was something I didn’t want to do so I followed some of these suggestions that Movers recommend you use.
- Strong boxes
Trust me, you’ll be thankful in the end for using these, the stronger the better in my opinion, as the last thing you want is your most valuable items smashing as they fall out the bottom of the box.
- Zip lock bags
Strangely enough these things do come in handy when you’re moving items from the bathroom, I put the things that I knew would leak in these bags and it helped keep the strong boxes clean. (haha)
- Black Markers
Come in handy when you’ve packed up one room and want to make sure you know what is in the box, I did this with some of the boxes but sadly not all of them, and as is always the case I needed something when I arrived home and you think I could find it??!!
Fragile items should be packed loosely with plenty of wrapping. The boxes must be clearly labeled “FRAGILE”, and finally you will want to stack them towards the top of your piles.
This is another thing that Black markers come in handy for, not only if you’re moving your self but if you’re using a moving company
Moving with the help of Professionals:
When it comes to moving house and you have no one to help you, some tips I have read and been told about are make sure you get a few quotes and recommendations before going with a particular Moving Company, the internet is a great place to find out about what’s available to you and what locations that places move to.
A good Moving Company will make sure you have everything you need, and give you a clear list of things to do to help you prepare for the moving day, and depending on where you are going, and how much you will be moving, may even give you a discount if you pack yourself then leaving it up to the moving companies employees.
I have heard also that some companies also offer discount rates if you move on a weekday and not during busy periods like weekends and school holidays.
It pays to ask when you ring up what they offer because all us single gals know, if we can save a bit of cash, it can help in the long run at our new homes.