Note: Moving during COVID-19 requires extra precautions. Make sure to wear a mask, keep social distance and follow CDC guidelines. Read more in our post on moving during a pandemic.

 

Moving can be stressful for many reasons. Numerous tips exist to help cope with anxiety and manage the often daunting to-do list.  These five secrets will help control those emotions and get you ready to start the next chapter in life. 

 

Skip the Trips

 

With today’s busy schedules, trying to physically move without assistance is next to impossible. Ever notice how friends and family seem to disappear when moving day approaches? It’s time to hire reliable help. Professional services offer a one-stop-shop filled with benefits, including both physical support and transportation in one single trip. Choosing a moving company that’s right for you can be difficult. Work with someone you can trust. Hire Sorensen Moving & Storage to get the job done right, the first time. Virtual moving estimates are now offered for added convenience and health safety. 

 

Clean as You Go

 

Interested in getting a few hours back from the time spent during your move? Make sure to wipe, disinfect, mop, and vacuum as you go. For example, wipe down the cabinets when emptied, vacuum the rooms already boxed, and be ready to say goodbye to the space when your movers are doing the same. 

 

Declutter Day

 

While some decisions to move from one home to another occur suddenly, the majority tend to provide at least some time-cushion for preparations and packing. This is the perfect opportunity to reevaluate the items needed to be packed. It’s time to purge. Dedicate a couple of days to sorting everything from cabinets to closets and consider selling the items or donating them. As an added bonus, now you have less to pack and haul to the new space.

 

Logical Labeling

 

Whether it’s a numbering system or select keywords and phrases you live by, be detailed with your box descriptions. The generic “kitchen” or “bedroom” scribbles aren’t enough to point your mover in the right direction. Before you know it, you’ll start tensing-up, standing in a room surrounded by boxes at bedtime, and can’t find tomorrow’s work clothes. 

 

Smart Packing

 

Skip the extra boxes and consider packing fragile items and glassware in linens you already planned to pack away. When organizing heavy items, such as books, be sure to limit the quantity per box. Remember, you’ve decided to hire professionals and this helps alleviate the painful lift. Need assistance packing valuable items? At Sorensen, we offer packing services

 

At Sorensen Moving & Storage, we are here to help you take the next step in your moving process, no matter the situation. Interested in learning more? Let us know how we can help you get started today.