6 Tips For Mastering The Zen Of Moving
We move. As humans, that’s what we do. Whether it’s due to a job transfer, location upgrade or better deal on rent, moving is a lot of work. Not only are you tasked with packing your entire life into boxes, transporting, unpacking and somehow fitting it all into the new place. You also have the added pressure of leaving the place closing/walk-through ready upon move-out.
With a few deep breaths, a little intention and proper planning you can master the zen of moving. Use the following tips to help transform your move from exhausting to exciting.
Don’t Be A Moving Martyr
You can’t possibly oversee the success of your move if you are the one doing all the work. Minimize the emotional and physical stress of the moving experience by taking the weight of the move off your shoulders. Professionals always have a clear advantage over do-it-yourselfers. There is no way to match the experience, efficiency, and expertise of professional movers and cleaners. So bring them in and let them handle the heavy lifting and deep cleaning.
Manage Your Mindset
Moving isn’t just about stuff; it’s about you! These are not just things that need to be moved; it is your life. As you pack up years of accumulated possessions, you are bound to trigger memories and emotions, many positive and some painful. Be patient with yourself, breathe deeply, stay hydrated, eat properly, and take breaks when the stress in too much.
Toss Your Trash
Let’s face it – not everything sitting in your apartment is a family heirloom, useful tool, or beautiful art. We all accumulate junk over time, from impulse shopping, gifts from friends with questionable taste, and who knows where else. Before you move, get rid of everything you don’t need or value. Especially in the smaller spaces typical of New York City, you’ll be grateful you’re not dragging around ill-fitting clothes and unreadable books.
Pack With Precision
Too many people assume packing is just throwing stuff into boxes. Proper packing is something of an art form, which requires forethought and precise planning. Firstly, make sure you’ve got the right packing materials. Garbage bags won’t cut it! You need real, quality moving boxes and strong tape. Then, be sure to pack things in boxes appropriate to their weight, label the boxes well, and unpack them carefully. Even if it is just a local move proper packing ahead of time can save you lots of time and money down the road. Your moving company can help get your place packed up quickly and efficiently.
Store Some Stuff
Moving and storage go hand in hand. Somewhere in between the truly essential and the totally useless, there’s lots of stuff that you want to keep, but don’t want to move right away. Bulky furniture, books, clothes, shoes, sporting equipment…whatever it might be, storage offers you extra space and convenience during your move. To help keep things organized, we’d suggest storing the unessential, and then planning to retrieve it later, once you’re settled into your new place. In NYC, companies like Serenity Movers will pick your storage items up FREE of charge and carefully place your belonging in their storage facility with state-of-the-art security and fire control systems. To be monitored by people you trust, so you can relax, knowing that your storage items are in good hands.
Get On The Move
When it comes to clearing out your furniture, tricks of the trade make a big difference. It’s only with years of hard work and experience that professional movers can squeeze a couch through a tight corner or narrow flight of stairs. How they can lift and carry a piano like just another chair or end table. Or how they skillfully maximize the space in the truck to avoid making multiple trips. Having an experienced team of movers on hand not only ensures the safety of your cherished belongings but also the safety of you and your family.
Prep For Inspection
Why waste your time deep cleaning a place that you’ve leaving? Once your furniture and belongings have been removed, fix a drink and let your trusted move-out cleaning team handle the rest. They’ll prepare the property for inspection by cleaning the inside of kitchen cabinets & appliances, thoroughly cleaning the bathrooms, and detailed cleaning of fixtures, window sills, closets, floors and more.
Give Your Friends The Day Off
Even the best of friends grumble over the idea of helping you move. Before you call in those favors and chase down every friend with a truck, consider giving your friends the day off. And let your trusted New York movers take care of it for you. Firstly, you know they will show up. They will bring years of expertise, the proper equipment, and most importantly they will be licensed and insured. Not only will your belongings be more secure but you won’t be responsible for wear and tear to your friend’s truck or fixing the scratches and dents from the move. On the day of your move, you can sit back and relax. Your insured movers will arrive at your door on time, load up the truck, take it to your new place, and unload it. They are well-trained and insured; your furniture and boxes will be cared for as if they were their own.
Cleaning Special Sign up
With your move booked, now you’re free to clean! NY Brite is also offering customers a discount on professional on move out cleaning, receive 3 hours of move in / move out cleaning services for only $90. So go ahead call your favorite Manhattan movers, and then set up a cleaning time with NY Brite! You’ll be glad you did.