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Whether living in a pandemic or not, moving can be super stressful, especially when you are unprepared. I don’t know if it’s just me but I always feel like I’m in a big rush when moving. It takes up an entire weekend and before you know it you are back at work extremely exhausted from the move. If I knew what I know now my past moves would have been much easier.
Today we will cover a few things you can do to eliminate stress and make your entire move process seamless. I’ve moved a few times over the past few years and I’ve learned a lot in the process. I’m so excited to share what I’ve learned in hopes that it helps you in the future.
Today we will discuss the following:
- Items needed
- Packing, labeling, and organizing
- Hiring a moving team
- No baby sitter, no biggie
When I have a special project I like to create a strategic plan for implementation. Trust me this will save you some much needed time going forward. Grab a good notebook for notes, pull up your calendar for scheduling, and write down everything needed to successfully complete your plan. Start with the end goal in mind.
As soon as you become aware that you are about to move, start creating a plan. Moving isn’t something you should wait until the last minute to prepare for. Begin with creating a list of items needed, people you will contact for help, and things you need to donate. Block off the days on your personal and work calendar for the move. Contact your employer to request days off. When requesting time off be sure to take some time off to prepare for the move and time to recover from the move.
Map out your mealtimes and what you will eat throughout the day. Also, pack some healthy snacks and energy drinks. Lastly, make a small itinerary for your team.
Moving takes a lot of manpower and strategy. Be sure to have things in place to eliminate injury. Also, include items that will save you time and energy. You will need boxes, packaging tape, packing paper, or an old newspaper (for glass items), a couple of sharpies, a hand truck, trash bags, and large plastic containers (for clothes and miscellaneous items). Purchase water bottles to ensure everyone involved is hydrated. If it’s a hot day, some cold ice pops might be great to have on hand as well.
Packing, labeling, and organizing
I absolutely love a good label maker. They make it easy to locate items needed especially when moving. If you don’t have a fancy label maker, using a sharpie will do as well.
When packing be sure to label each box with the content inside. It might help to create designated places to group boxes with like items in the same area. This makes it easy to locate things when you move to your new location. Be sure to move the boxes by the groups to stay organized.
Don’t forget to set aside some boxes for donations and make a plan for drop off.
Hiring a moving team
Hiring a moving team saves you a lot of time and energy. It’s so good to have individuals that are trained and readily available to relocate your belonging without a scratch or dent. Find a moving company that cares about your items and strives to work with a level of excellence.
If you’re located in Atlanta, GA, or relocated to the area I’d highly suggest Atlanta Peach Movers. They have over 30 years of experience providing exceptional moving services for local, long-distance, and international relocation. They work with any size move from apartments to large corporate offices.
You can search Google and social media for tons of raving reviews about this amazing company. Don’t hesitate to give them a call for more information in regards to your next move. They also work with government moving Atlanta agencies.
They have also worked with familiar brands like the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks.
For more information visit: https://atlpeachmovers.com
No baby sitter, no biggie
Have you ever planned something and at the last minute the baby sitter decided to cancel on you. Bummer, right? Well no biggie. I have a few suggestions that will help keep your kids busy and out of the way when the movers come.
You can play a family movie on a tablet or laptop. Set aside some puzzles, board games, and a few small toys. Have the little ones pack up their toys so they can feel involved in the process.
I hope this information was helpful. If you have any tips to add to this list, leave them in the comments below.