Moving Up: How You Can Save Yourself from the Hassle of Moving

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Moving can be a bit of a hassle. After all, having to start over somewhere new means saying goodbye to your favorite places and familiar faces. And that’s all before worrying about packing up all your belongings. Packing is an essential and yet troublesome part of the moving process. It involves having to sort through all your personal belongings and figuring out which goes where.

While it can be overwhelming, there are resources that can help you. In Salt Lake City, for instance, container and packaging supply stores have all the things you need for your big move. But how do you figure out what to bring and what to leave behind? Nash Packaging lists some tips below:

Divide and Conquer

The best way to figure out what you need for your big move is to identify all your items. Scour your home for every single item you own — from books to appliances and clothes. Place them in categories like frequently used and not used at all.

When was the last time you used that juicer? When was the last time you wore that bedazzled jacket? Answering these questions can help you cut out the clutter and even figure out a donation pile for your local Salvation Army. You can even earn a little extra by selling some of your unwanted belongings online.

Map Out Your Move

The best way to help with your moving is to make sure you have every detail ironed out. Choose movers who are insured and licensed, so you can be certain that your items will get to your new home in one piece — nothing missing and nothing damaged.

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If you’re only moving a few houses down, then save yourself from the trouble and have some friends over. Turn your big move into a party and repay them with food and undying gratitude. No matter how far the distance, remember to never leave anything at the last minute. Procrastinating is one of the top reasons people have difficulty in their move.

Moving out of your home and into a new one can be a daunting task. With these pointers, you can pack, sort, and move on to the next chapter of your life hassle-free.