What to Do Before Moving

First off, I just want to say congratulations! We know that there are so many adventures that come along with moving, and we are so excited for you to embark on this journey. Whether relocating to a new city, upgrading to a bigger space, or embarking on a fresh start, one thing’s for sure—moving can be a rollercoaster of emotions.

Lucky for you, we have some incredible tips and tricks that will transform your move from a stressful experience to an organized and smooth transition. And guess what? Our secret weapon will take your moving game to a new level—the mighty storage container! So buckle up, grab a snack, and get ready to embark on this moving adventure with confidence and style.

Moving, in all its excitement, comes with many tasks and decisions. The process can sometimes feel like a never-ending maze, from decluttering and packing to organizing and unpacking. But fear not because we’re about to unleash a treasure trove of wisdom that will make your move a breeze.

Read on to find out how your experience can be one of positivity and good vibes.

1. Declutter

Before you even think about packing a single box, it’s time to declutter like a champ! Moving is the perfect opportunity to part ways with items you no longer need or love. Channel your inner Marie Kondo and ask yourself, “Does this spark joy?” If the answer is no, it may be time to let it go.

Donate, sell, or give away those unwanted items, and let your new space breathe a sigh of relief. Clearing out the clutter before you move is critical— Not only does it lighten your load and save you from wasting time and energy packing and transporting items that no longer serve a purpose in your life, but it also allows you to start fresh in your new space, surrounded only by the things you truly love and need.

So grab those donation boxes, embrace the minimalist spirit, and let go of what no longer brings you joy.

2. Time to pack

Now that you’ve streamlined your belongings, it’s time to pack like a Tetris master! Enter the mighty storage container. These bad boys come in various shapes and sizes, making packing and organizing your stuff a breeze.

There’s a container for every purpose, from small boxes for books and trinkets to larger containers for bulkier items. Pro tip: Label each container with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will save you from a massive headache when unpacking your new digs. When it comes to packing, efficiency is the name of the game.

Start by gathering sturdy boxes or invest in plastic storage containers that can be reused for future moves or as extra storage in your new place. As you pack each box, take a moment to label it clearly with its contents and the room it belongs to. This simple step will save countless hours of searching through boxes when it’s time to unpack!

3. Organize

Who says moving has to be boring? Inject personality and colour into your packing game using different coloured storage containers. Assign each colour to a specific room or category—blue for the kitchen, green for the living room, and so on. Not only will this add a vibrant touch to your move, but it will also make it a breeze to identify which boxes belong where.

Plus, your future self will thank you for the organized chaos! Say goodbye to the days of searching through countless brown boxes to find the essential items for each room. Colouring your storage containers brings order and excitement to the moving process. Assign a different colour to each room, and let the fun begin.

As you pack, match the contents of each box to its designated colour, making it a breeze to spot where everything should go when you arrive at your new home.

4. Essentials survival kit

Imagine: you have arrived at your new home after a long day of moving, and all you want is a hot shower and a change of clothes. But wait, where did you pack your shampoo and clean clothes? Avoid this dilemma by packing an essential survival kit.

As we all know, moving day can be chaotic, and the last thing you want is to rummage through a sea of boxes to find things you need. Prepare an “essentials survival kit” packed with all the necessities you’ll need on the first day. Include toiletries, a change of clothes, snacks, chargers, important documents, and anything else that will keep you sane during the transition.

Your essential survival kit should include everything you’ll need for the first day or two, including toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and a toothbrush. Don’t forget a fresh set of clothes, towels, bedding, and medications. Packing snacks, bottled water, and disposable plates and utensils for those first meals is also a good idea.

5. Enlist a team

Moving can be daunting, but that does not mean you have to do it alone: ask for help from your friends and family to make the process faster, more fun, and less overwhelming. Turn it into a moving party with funky tunes, tasty snacks, and laughs. You will be amazed at how quickly things get done when you have a squad.

And don’t forget to reward your helpers with pizza and cold beverages—they deserve it! Moving is not a one-person job, and it’s time to gather your troops and assemble a moving dream team.

Reach out to your friends and family and invite them to join you on a moving day. Their extra sets of hands will make the process faster, and their company will also make it more enjoyable and less stressful.