Things to Avoid When Getting Ready to Move
It may be time for you to change house because your current accommodation may be too small for you to live in or alternatively you may simply have gotten a better job offer in another city. Whatever the reason, when you move your house there are certain things that you should avoid and these include:
- Do not procrastinate
Packing can be an onerous task, to say the least, and it requires a lot of time and effort so that it is done properly. However, trying to pack everything in one go is not recommended since it will be extremely difficult to manage. Here, all too often, when moving houses we tend to procrastinate and like to ‘linger around’ so that we can enjoy the memories around each article of our daily routine.
However, such procrastination would ultimately lead to a lack of time when the big day arrives and you would end up stuffing everything in a cluttered manner. This would ensure that unpacking would become a real nightmare with many things broken when unpacked.
The best thing to do under such circumstances would be to pack piecemeal and stretch the activity over a fortnight so that everything is done neatly and orderly.
- Say no to the ubiquitous cardboard box
Cardboard boxes are not just difficult and bulky to lug around they are also quite fragile as well. In addition to that, they require lots of tape and other fastening so that your precious items of everyday use remain safe.
However, that is a tall order since any jostling around would put paid to your great grandmother’s fine china and porcelain table sets. These days the best solution is to ask your moving company to bring their own study plastic boxes with lids on them in which you can store all your stuff from the dinnerware to your clothes and other articles of day to day usage.
Once you commence unpacking all you have to do is to pop open the lid and everything would be safe and in good shape.
Not being able to label properly
You should always label every box properly. This is particularly useful if you have opaque boxes whose contents are not discernable. Make sure that they are all labeled clearly so that there is no misplacement of valuable articles. This way unpacking would be considerably easier.
For example, you are placing your son’s clothes in his new wardrobe, only to find out that you have mistakenly labeled your daughter’s clothes and she now has no idea what to wear and which boxes contain her stuff.
Do not place your valuables with other boxes
Your precious jewelry, documents, and cash should always be with you rather than being mixed up with other boxes so as to ensure that your valuables remain safe and secure and in your custody, all the time.