Moving into a new home can be very stressful even if it is not the first time you do it, nonetheless that doesn’t mean the move will drives you crazy those days, you just have to organize yourself and plan ahead for the tasks you are going to perform.
Maybe you feel that it is very complicated to do, but it is easier than you can imagine, making your move an exciting task for you and your family.
1. To take out of your hiding places
The first thing to do is to take out of your hiding places, all those things you have stored that you never use and consider selling them, donating them to charity or storing them here at Urban Self Storage. It does not make any sense moving things to your new home that you will never use.
So for those objects with a sentimental value for you, but you never use, it is best to store them with us since you have the guarantee that inside our storage units they will be protected from any kind of damage.
2. Measure the spaces in your new home
Before you move, it is important to measure the spaces in your new home. Maybe you are moving to a smaller house or one where the rooms have a different layout of space, this can often mean that not all the furniture you had in your old home will fit in the same way.
Don’t get wound up about this because this is the opportunity to get rid of the old furniture you no longer use, or to store it to leave only those that are really needed and not have more space occupied than you need.
3. Look for packing materials beforehand
We’re not just talking about a few days before the move; we’re talking about 4 or 6 weeks. In a move the most important thing is the proper storage of all your objects, so it is essential to have the right materials and sufficient quantities at the time of starting the move.
Maybe is cheaper do the move yourself with your family and friends but you should evaluate the physical wear and tear, the time it will take to transport all your belongings and the means by which you will transport everything to your new home. On the other hand, if you hire a moving company for the task you can count on trained personnel to move all your belongings carefully and safely.
5. Make a packing plan
we know that the idea of packing an entire house is exhausting just thinking about it, however, by making a plan of what to pack first in each room, it will be easier than packing everything at the same time, not to mention that when you unpack you will already have all your things organized by type.
6. Identify your boxes
This will help you to avoid unpack in the wrong part of your new home; this is a simple and very useful task. Give them names that identify which room it should go to or which part of the house it should take, if you think the name might be confusing, you can also put colored labels on it.
7. Pack up supplies for the first few days
Keep in mind that the day of the move may take you until the end of the afternoon to get everything inside your new house, and you’ll be tired and hungry enough to unpack everything. Pack aside those everyday things like toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet soap, and a suitcase of clothes for a few days so that you have them on hand when you need them, especially if you have to work the next day or if your children have to go to their new school.
At Urban Self Storage Doral we offer a wide variety of services and tools that will be of great help to you at the time of moving and that you can order in advance, so you can spend the time to collect all those things that we already have for you, in another important task.
If you bought a home to remodel or have a few rooms to remodel and are worried that you will not be ready for the day of the move, you can store your things for a week or two in our storage units while everything is ready, this will be of great help and will give you time to redecorate and clean your home without having boxes everywhere, and prevent many of your things from getting dusty.