As military personnel, moving becomes a common phenomenon. Unfortunately, moving houses usually requires cumbersome amounts of effort. You have to contract several professional services while still having the issue of needing huge amounts of time for organization. Make your life easier by following these moving tips for military personnel.
First and foremost, start early! You do not want to be caught up one day before the appointed moving time with a bunch of unpacked goods. Last minute stress is horrible for your well being, so try your best to avoid it. On the other hand, you do not want to start too early. Starting months before the move could cause you to end up sleeping on a floor for an unreasonable amount of time. Keep in mind that the things you pack cannot be used until you have arrived at your new house.
Before you make movers come to your house, get organized. Label every box so you do not end up spending hours finding just one little item from your collection of stuff. Inventory by camera is a great way to quickly catalog all of your belongings before you let them be handled by strangers. Not only is this much faster than handwriting, it also documents the state of the item before it has been moved. Take picture of the back of TV and computer helps you save time when trying to figure out which cables to plug into which hole. Do not move boxes that you have not opened since your last move. This is a clear indicator that you do not need these things, especially if they have been sitting idle for two or three years.
Generally, any physical advantage you can give yourself for the move will help the whole process significantly. For example, using easily detachable furniture will save you time when setting up the house and when packing your things up. Only open one box at a time. Boxes often contain a lot more than you expect. It is vital to have free floor space when moving heavy objects around, plus, you really do not want to lose your favorite belongings in the clutter of opened moving boxes. If you occasionally have back pains please consider using back support.
You will not regret accepting and asking for all the help you can get from your friends and family. Some of them may have some of their own effective tips to get you through the move faster. If you are a parent, get your kids involved! You do not have to pay them and it can be a valuable lesson to them in the future.
Finally, it is important not to overlook the details while taking charge of the bigger issues involved. For example, pack a bag with all the things you need on a daily basis while you do not have all of your packaged belongings. You would be surprised by the number of people who forget about their toothbrush or underwear for the next days.
It is always important to fulfill the social obligations of your living area in mind. So let your neighbors know of your plans and maybe invite them to a final dinner. Who knows, it may tempt them to help you out. Often, it can help to get to know your future neighbors before you move in. Generally, this can give you a better idea where to park the moving truck and times of the day with less traffic.
These easy tips should shave some stress off of your moving experience. Simply plan accordingly by adjusting to your surroundings during your moving time to make that aspect of your job more appealing.