Shifting houses? congrats! oh, but the mess of boxes all over again…
Yes, moving is not exactly a walk in the park, but most of us do it from time to time. It helps us improve things around us, and change our environment, so you finish unpacking the last essential box – you can relax on your sofa and know it was worth it.
If you do it right, you will not suffer too much. These 6 tips were written after so many moves, it actually became easy.
1. Start collecting boxes
In my neighborhood, people move a lot. And when they move, they leave all their used boxes near the trash bin. If you know you’re gonna move, don’t be shy.. Just take it. Also, if you shop your groceries online, keep the boxes – it’s clean and useful.
2. Use the “2 seasons” rule
This rule might be the biggest time saver for most people. I mean, you know you have too many clothes, but did you ever think about the amount of energy you waste over your wardrobe? We buy so many clothes we don’t always get to wear, but we store it, pack it and unpack it – what for? If you didn’t wear it for the past two months, most chances – you won’t. Hard to say goodbye? You can save a few things as your sentimental items. Remember: “The things you own, end up owning you”
3. Label all of your boxes
Laziness will cost you. So don’t leave unmarked boxes, shrouded in mystery. Just don’t.
4. One box = One room
Again, laziness has its price tag. If you can ask the movers to put each box as written, it will make your life easier. So, now, don’t sabotage the hard work by mixing items from different rooms. These boxes will be the hardest to unpack.
5. Do one thing – every single day
When most of the job was done, there are always a few boxes that contain the things you don’t need ASAP. These boxes could stay closed forever, but If you want to get all the job done – unpack one box a day.
6. Create a “first box”
The movers finished, and now it’s time to open the boxes, but guess what? You can’t remember which box contains the knife. You could avoid it by using the “open first box” that will contain all the essentials. You can take this one with you so you won’t have to look for it. A great idea by Regina Yunghans at apartment therapy – The comments below are also a huge help.