Moving into a new home is no easy task, especially if you decide moving by yourself is the route you prefer. You have access to all sorts of tools and companies that will help you out, but there is nothing wrong with trying to do it on your own. Let’s give you some tips on how to pack for a DIY move to make the process a bit easier for you.
Avoiding Moving Mistakes when Moving Alone
Get an early start
The early bird gets the worm! In this case, getting an early start gets you to your new home quicker and definitely offers a much more stress-free experience. Isn’t it nice when you get to cross items off your moving checklist early on?
Reuse and recycle
The name of the game is “repurposing.” This is good to start preemptively, so keep any and all boxes, bags, and packaging supplies you come across. When it comes time to move, you’re all prepared with materials.
Implement your friends and family
Let’s face it, when you’re moving without professional movers, you’ll need all the help you can get. If friends or family offer to help, let them! It will be nigh impossible to do it on your own, and most people have been through it so they’ll understand what you’re going through.
Get rid of items
Selling or donating items when things get superfluous may not be a bad idea, although it can sometimes be difficult. Just trust us when we say you won’t ever regret tossing a few items before the move.
Move like a mover
Yup, just like a professional moving company, you should pack and move your items with care. That means don’t be lazy and don’t cut corners. Use supplies appropriately and don’t shove a lot of items in one box and cramp. Use ropes and straps. Make sure everything is secure in the moving van. Moving by yourself doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice anything. Just be extra careful.
For items that can break easily like plates and other glass items, put them with clean clothes. That way, you’re not wasting bubble wrap or any other packing supplies, and you get to move more items at once. Like knocking out two birds with one stone. Also, if you have any containers for decoration or any other reason, use them for boxes and moving containers as much as you possibly can.
If Moving by Yourself Just Isn’t for You
It’s understandable if you don’t wish to tackle moving all on your own. That’s why companies like Red Carpet Movers do most of the work for you. If you’re moving, call Red Carpet Movers and we’ll take care of all your moving needs.