3 Steps To An Easier Moving Day

Are you planning on moving to a new home soon? Are you still in the process of looking for the place that you'll be moving to? Moving can be hectic, but--even before you find your new house or apartment--there are a few things that you can do that will make the entire process easier. While doing your home-hunting, some things that you should also be doing include:

Starting a folder for moving

The first thing that you should put into this folder is a list of everything that you are planning to move. You might think that this wouldn't need to be in a list, but a list will ensure that you don't forget anything when you're at the store shopping for packing supplies. For instance, a closet full of winter clothes may be bulkier and require more boxes to pack than a closet with just summer clothes inside. You could also get so busy buying other boxes that you forget to get a special box for your antique tea set or for your sports equipment.

Having a list of everything will also let you decide what other packing supplies that you might need. If you're throwing out your couch instead of bringing it along, you won't need to concern yourself with getting moving blankets to keep it from being damaged during the move. You may want to talk to a professional to find more information about which packing supplies you truly need.

Starting to pack non-essentials

Too many people wait until the last minute to buy their packing supplies and they wind up spending a few frantic days packing up everything at once. Instead of doing that, start getting a few boxes and start packing up your knick-knacks or family pictures right now. If it's summer, pack away your cold-weather clothes. If it's winter, your summer clothes can be safely packed up. By doing a box or two a day, you'll be almost fully packed up by the time moving day comes along.

Trying to avoid buying food

For a lot of people, grocery shopping every week or so isn't purely necessary. If you have a pantry full of boxed and canned goods, now is the time to start eating those and to stop buying fresh food. You can still buy a few things, but you should eat up as much of your stored food as possible. Not only are cans of food heavy, packing up and transporting food will require even more packing supplies. By eating up the food you already have in the house, you'll be saving money that you'll likely be able to put to good use in other aspects of your move.