Moving can be and usually is, stressful. While the big day is exciting, it is also filled with surprises that, if you’re not prepared, will leave you hot, sweaty and exhausted. To combat this issue, the good folks at DeVries Family Moving & Storage have compiled a list of five tips for moving in Port St. Lucie – or wherever your relocation may take you!
Port Saint Lucie Moving Tips
Get a List of your Fist
Whoever said lists are strictly for type-A personalities wasn’t moving that day. We suggest creating an Excel spreadsheet or keeping a notebook where you can organize belongings and mark them off one-by-one. While this level of organization may take a bit more work than some people are willing to commit to, it will certainly pay off tenfold when the big day finally comes.
Color Coordination is Next to Organization
Do yourself a favor and buy a roll of solid-colored stickers before your move. Designate a color to each room in your new home and correlate those colors to the boxes you pack. By doing so, you’ll streamline the process for your Port St. Lucie movers, as they’ll know exactly where each box goes. It’s a quick, intuitive system that’ll really save you and your moving company time and energy!
The Smart Mover Relies on Supplies
While DeVries is happy to provide full-service packing, we also know that the majority of people prefer to pack up their own belongings. However, what many people don’t know is how many boxes it’s really going to take to pack up an entire home. The answer is a lot. More than you think, in fact. Make sure that you have at least half-a-dozen large boxes for each room in your home. Of course, DeVries carries all the necessary supplies.
Early Packing for Easy Stacking
The very last thing you want to do is start packing the day before your move. Heck, even giving it a week might throw you off kilter. DeVries suggests starting several weeks to a month in advance when it comes to packing. Begin with the things you hardly ever use but know you want to keep. Then, slowly work your way around your home, day-by-day, until you come upon the things you’re using on a daily basis, e.g. silverware, plates, clothing, etc.
Things of a Feather Stay Together
This list of Port St. Lucie moving tips wouldn’t be complete with the mentioning this important strategy. It’ll make your life a lot easier if you pack separate items that naturally go together into the same boxes. Keep bulbs with lamps, hooks with pictures, extension cords with appliances, etc. This’ll make putting everything together with a snap.