It was just days before Thanksgiving when we got the word. We would have 3 days after Thanksgiving to find a something. After we found our new temporary home, my husband would be staying behind to begin work. I would return home with our toddler, get the house ready for sale, and work with movers. My husband would return for Christmas and we would make the move two states north.
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Whether moving or commuting for a new job like we were, heading off to school, starting over, landing a temporary assignment in a different city, or moving from place to place with the military, moving can be a daunting experience. We learned a lot from that move and subsequent moves after that and have developed a system to help make the move a little easier.
5 Simple Steps to Make Moving Easier
1. Get boxes for free. Moving can cost a lot, shave some costs where your can. Ask for free boxes at local stores.
2. Get rid of stuff. If you aren’t using it, it’s broken, or you no longer need it, part ways. Hold a garage sale, sale on Facebook yard sales, or donate.
3. Rent Furniture. During times of transition, furniture rental can be a great option. We were downsizing temporarily when we moved during the holidays a few years ago. We had a few pieces of furniture that were not worth moving and other pieces that were not going to work in the temporary home. We needed something that was going to be hassle free. CORT Furniture Rental is national company providing on-demand furniture. It’s there when you need it, gone when you no longer need it. CORT helps make moving smooth and hassle free.
4. Pack and label strategically. Pack room by room and label boxes clearly to make unpacking easier. We had movers for that move and while they did this for the most part, I had stuff missing until I pulled out Christmas boxes a year later.
5. Embrace convenience during your move. Moving can be hard and time consuming, make the rest of your life as easy as possible. Make meal time easier whether it’s eating out, getting takeout, or our using disposable products.
What tips do you have for making moving easier?