Moving is a very tiring task. It is a good thing you can do some things to make it significantly less stressful. Here are some helpful tips from P & L transport
1. Plan the move as far in advance as possible.
Gather packing supplies and boxes a month in advance, at least. Break your boxes down and place them in your closets, under the beds, or in your garage. This will spare you from running around during the last minute trying to look for more boxes and other packing supplies. Save some newspapers and bubble wraps while you collect extra markers and tape every now and then. Put all moving supplies in a container or smaller box and store it in a special place so you will always know where they are. Create a checklist of all the things you have to do to help you stay on on schedule and on track.
2. Take care of the transportation early.
Whether you decide on hiring a moving company or simply get a rented truck, make reservations one month in advance. You do not have to pay anything until the day you have to use the truck. You can cancel or reschedule in case the date of your move changes. Most moving companies will offer better deals on trucks and/or moves arranged well ahead of time, as this helps them plan.
3. Start packing non-essentials.
Begin packing the stuffs you do not really need to live one month before the move. Collectibles, medals, trophies, knick-knacks, and pictures are the things you can pack away early. It could help if you plan your meals for to to three weeks weeks prior to the move, so you can pack most of your nonperishable food and kitchen ware.
4. Eat down perishable foods.
Plan your meals (which include perishables) the month prior to moving. This can help you avoid wasting 50 bucks worth of frozen and perishable food before the move. Purchase only what you will eat, and limit it to non-perishable food that can be easily cooked. The week before you move, try to live on canned or frozen foods and water.
5. Number and then manage all of your boxes.
If you are having a huge move, this is very important. Insist to movers that you want to check everything they load into the truck. You could avoid leaving behind an important box if you do not let them rush you and run over you. Mark all boxes containing the stuffs you would need immediately with a big red letter X and put them onto the back of the truck; and put them all together in a different zone separated from everything else.
To have a really stress-free move, seek the help of reliable, professional movers like www.pandltransport.com.au, the home and office removalists in Perth.