Our office (read: home office) is moving, and there’s so many things to do – and so many things to remember. Here are my seven quick tips that have helped us to make the moving smooth:
#1 – Make sure you have enough time
This is the most important thing to remember. Finding boxes and packing everything in your house (or office) won’t happen in one day. Make sure you have plenty of time to move – don’t try to do too many things at once. It most likely will just cause a mess (like the broken glass I managed to “create” yesterday when I was in “haste”).
#2 – Make sure your Internet connection is working
This tip is probably something I don’t even need to mention: naturally every man out there will make sure that the Internet is working in the other location. Anyway, make sure you call in advance to check out when the Internet connection is ready. We are currently packing everything, but I’ve made sure that the network connection will be working couple of days before we even move to the new place. This ensures that you can be online and deal with business issues smoothly.
#3 – Spend some bucks on quality
We won’t need to hire helping hands in the move, but we have rented a proper trailer to make sure sofas and rest of the furniture are easy to get to the new location. Spending few extra bucks for proper transport helps.
#4 – Make sure you have proper supplies
Packing tools from scissors, to tapes to garbage bags to newspapers to packing tape are must to have. Make absolutely sure that you have plenty of these so that you can pack everything in a proper manner.
#5 – Don’t be afraid to get rid of trash
The last time we moved we had lots of stuff that went right into the trash can. I think it’s very important to make “tough” decisions and simply get rid of stuff. There’s still some stuff that weren’t unpacked after the previous move in our apartment, and some of these might easily go into the trash bin. Do you really need all that junk you’ve collected in the past years?
#6 – Make paperwork as soon as possible
I don’t enjoy doing paperwork, so for me it’s a great motivating factor to get those ugly things done right away. You are going to have to do the paperwork anyway – so why not do them all right in the beginning? That way you can then concentrate on the actual move.
#7 – Don’t get too much work when you move
I have had some work while we are packing and preparing to move… and I’m afraid that I’ve got perhaps bit too tasks on my calendar. I really recommend clearing your week (as much as possible) if you need to participate in the move. It will make things much smoother when you’ve ensured you haven’t got too many responsibilities.
And final bonus tip: enjoy moving. Moving can be a new good thing – so enjoy it. That will make any kind of moving smooth.