Most people, apparently, move about
five times in your lifetime and the process is easily one of the most
dreaded – yet often beneficial – projects that we face in a
typical lifetime. Knowing where to start can help to take away a lot
of that anxiety.
Along with the logistics of moving
itself come the lists of bills with addresses to change, services to
disconnect and reconnect, not to mention the packing... It's not hard
to see why many people dislike the whole process. But, having a good
plan of how to begin to chip away at what seems like an overwhelming
job can give you the confidence you need to get going. Banish chaos
with constructive action and a handy check-list.
Bonus: Studies show that,
despite the upheaval and potential anxiety, moving actually appears
to stimulate your brain cells. You'll remember twice as many of your
experiences in your new surroundings as you would otherwise, once
you're settled into a place. The results were published in theJournal of Experimental Psychology.
Where to start?
Begin the big task of packing all
your belongings with the process of taking an inventory of your
possessions. Prioritize them and think about what you can do to
eliminate clutter – making your overall goal easier to manage.
What can you pack first and get
out of the way? What will you need right up to the day of your move?
Those kinds of questions can help you prioritize and produce a
working list of how to proceed.
Measure – if you can get into
your new place to measure rooms and make sure that all your
furnishings will fit inside, including closets and storage space.
There are many phone and web apps
like AutoDesk HomeStyler that will let you map out where everything
will go in your new place.
Get the supplies
Calculate how many boxes you'll
need. A good rule of thumb for a 1-bedroom apartment with a kitchen
and bathroom is about 35 to 40 reusable plastic moving bins.
Don't forget the accessories –
scissors, newsprint (plain, unprinted,) packing tape and other
necessary materials. Remember small, sealable sandwich bags to keep
fasteners, nuts and bolts organized in transit.
Do yourself a favour and rent a
dolly and/or hand truck. The right equipment will let you move
stacks of moving boxes, appliances and large or awkward pieces of
furniture safely and securely.
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