There are two types of people in the world – those that become stressed while moving and those that won’t openly admit it. Moving should be an adventure, a fresh start in a new community with new neighbors in a new home, but we all know the truth though and unfortunately it is quite the opposite.
The real truth of the matter is that moving shouldn’t be as stressful as it normally becomes. Multiple strategies exist to minimize the moving parts (no pun intended), streamline the process, and reduce induced stress along the way. A few of these tips and tricks have been highlighted below. Be sure to explore implementing these methods so your family can truly bask in the moment of a new, exciting environment.
Utilize a flyaway bag
Preparation is the key to success in many aspects of life and nothing is different in the case of moving home goods. Chances are that once everything has been unloaded at the new property you and your family will be too tired to attempt unpacking. Therefore, utilize what is known in military operations as a “fly away bag”.
The purpose of this tool is to have everything necessary at hand in the event of an emergency, or in this case lack of energy to unpack. Contents of this bag can vary from person to person but essentially someone should pack at least the bare minimums: spare clothes, shoes, toiletries, and maybe even snacks. Preparing a fly away bag allows you to get ample rest the first night so you’re prepared to tackle those pesky boxes.
Prioritize with clear bins
What items should be unpacked first? Clothes? Dishes? Perhaps you have a priority for computer equipment and home theater accessories over all other items. This question can truly only be answered by you but once that decision has been made, there are steps that can be taken to ease the transition when unpacking.
Take priority items and pack them within clear, sealable boxes to easily spot them during the unpacking process. This allows you to prioritize which boxes need to be addressed first instead of rummaging around each box until you find what you’re searching for.
Still have those extra socks? Don’t throw them away!
Oftentimes glassware tends to be the most fragile items during the packing, transitioning, and unpacking phases when moving to a new home. Instead of wrapping each glassware with newspaper and stuffing each box with those foam peanuts to protect the delicate items, utilize your extra socks as additional padding. You’re also able to take it a step further and place glassware inside the socks too if the size permits.