Are you planning to move to a new house or apartment soon? Are you looking for ways to make the move easier on yourself and your family? Moving can be an extremely stressful time for just about anyone. This is especially true if you haven't yet found a new place to live. If your lease will be up in a few months and you've already decided that you'll be moving to a new home, there are a few things that you can start doing right now that will make moving day easier.
Rent a storage room: Find a storage facility in a convenient location and rent a small storage unit. Use this unit to store your seasonal and seldom-used items until after your move. For example, if you're moving during the summer, you can put your winter clothes and sports equipment in the storage unit. Having less stuff to pack up and move all at once to your new place will help make things go more quickly. It will also make it less likely that you'll forget something important during the moving process.
Make copies of important documents: No matter how careful you are during moving, it's still possible that you'll misplace things like your car insurance paperwork or your children's immunization records. Before moving day, take pictures of your important documents with your phone. You should also make multiple physical copies and store one set at your self-storage facility. This will make it easier for you to locate the information necessary to replace these lost documents. While your child's new school may accept nothing less than certified original copies of his or her birth certificate, they may accept a photocopied version from you until you are able to obtain a new copy of his or her birth certificate from the vital record's office.
Start donating unnecessary belongings: Now is the perfect time to start cleaning out your closet. Items that you'll definitely wear again should obviously be taken to your storage facility for later. But if you find a winter coat in a style that you now dislike, you obviously shouldn't keep packing it up and carting it around. Donating your old clothes and other belongings is a good way to compact your household down. The less you have to move on moving day, the less you'll spend on things like moving boxes or paying for professional movers to pack up and move your stuff.