5 Magic Tips to Make Your Moving Day More Mellow

Moving is always exciting, and yet, it is usually accompanied by a fair amount of stress. If you're about to move to a new home, you probably want to know a few things that can make the process far more simple. So what are some of these things you can do to make your moving day more mellow?

1. Start Saving

You will probably have a lot of time to prepare for your move, since most people don't tend to move in a hurry. Start saving as early as possible so that you can hire a furniture removals company for the heavy items. It's a worthwhile investment, and it gives you added protection, since the company will have insurance to cover you in the unlikely event of any damage. So start putting money aside now.

2. Arrive Early

Try to time your move so that you can get to your new place a couple of hours before your furniture. While your new home will hopefully already be in an acceptable condition, you want to make it as livable as possible, as soon as possible. Bring your vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies and give everything a thorough cleaning - particularly the kitchen and bathroom. You'll want to make these rooms usable immediately, although you will no doubt need to tidy things again once everything has been moved in.

3. Keep Track of Boxes

Label, colour code, and number your boxes. A label is always helpful, but a colour code (just a coloured sticker or an obvious mark with a felt-tip pen) means you can tell where a box needs to go with just a quick glance. It also helps if you have messy handwriting. Numbering your boxes ensures that nothing will get lost. If you know you had 26 boxes, and only 25 arrive, you know there's probably one still sitting in your old bedroom.

4. Use Suitcases for Books

Are you a bookworm? If you have a lot of books to pack, try using a suitcase (or several suitcases, depending on how many books you have). Cardboard boxes can be extremely difficult to move when filled with such heavy items, and they can often break, even if strengthened with tape. A suitcase filled with books will also be heavy, so you'll need to have a couple of people to do the moving. The handles and wheels can make the job much more straightforward and secure.

5. Take Photos of Electronic Connections

Even when you're in your new home with everything in its right place, this is not necessarily the end of the struggle, particularly when it comes to your electronics. Before you dismantle more complex items such as your television and computer, take a photo of the back of them. This will show you into which port each cable belongs and makes it a breeze to set everything up again.

By following these five easy tips, you'll find that you'll be moved in and comfortable in no time at all.