How to have a stress-free move

Planning and coordinating a move can be stressful and can wear on your nerves. Tasks such as changing addresses and contracts, visiting the furniture store and going to the construction site all add up and take up time. When planning your move, it’s important not to get discouraged by the many tasks – you can do this with the right and early preparation.
This way, nothing stands in the way of the perfect start for the new four walls.
Packing the moving boxes is one of the most time-consuming tasks and is therefore often delayed.
However, packing is important and with the right system, you will quickly succeed in putting everything away in your new home.

Packing properly means clearing out beforehand. The less material you have to carry, the faster the move will go. Unpacking will also be much easier when you’ve cleared out the clutter. In this case, less is clearly more.

Today’s consumer society has reached a current high, which we can escape only with difficulty. In economically good countries we have practically grown into this circumstance. Consequently, in every household things accumulate that we actually do not need (more) and we sooner or later sell again or dispose of. It does not always have to be our own carelessness. Often we get things as a gift, which we do not like, we possibly do not need at all and accordingly also do not use. For this reason, before packing should be diligently cleaned out.

First, determine which categories are no longer needed until the move or only to a small extent. Whether it’s books, seasonal clothes, or the office, you’ll start cleaning out there so that everything you want to keep can be packed directly into a box.
Always remember: start decluttering early, but do it bit by bit. Taking on too much is usually counterproductive to motivation. In the meantime, however, be strict and clear out without thinking “much”.

After you have decluttered

Put the things you want to keep, organized by category, directly into a moving box. If it’s still needed between now and the move, put it away in an orderly fashion.
Label each moving box with its contents so that they can be placed directly in the appropriate room when you move. This simplifies unpacking and the overview is already as good as possible.

What happens to everything you no longer want?
The thought of “throwing away” often makes you feel guilty. Of course, not everything has to be thrown in the trash. Giving it away or selling it and even earning money with it are modern alternative solutions.

Putting things away systematically

Basically, the amount of things in combination with the available possibilities (e.g. shelves) decides how something is put away in a practical, everyday and sustainable way.
However, what can always be considered:

  • Keep things from the same categories together in the same place
  • Arrange according to frequency of use
  • In deep cabinets, for better accessibility of things, work with boxes work. When you buy containers, first measure the space intended for them. Measure the space intended for it.
  • Label boxes
  • For food and personal care products, observe the best-before date.

Moving boxes or plastic boxes?

Well, basically moving boxes are quite sufficient. These are less expensive – often even found for free as secondhand. If you don’t need them after the move, you’re sure to find takers. If you still want to keep them, they won’t take up much space since they’re foldable.
Still, we recommend; put some thought into what goes where in the new home. Folders that are going to the basement should be collected directly in a plastic box, where they can stay.
In general, it makes sense to put everything that is stored in a box directly after the clean-out into such a box. Not only does it make the move easier for you, but it also makes moving in easier.

A move is also a new opportunity

Our own four walls should neither crush nor cause stress. The more material things we own, the more they rob us of strength, time and energy. Radical decluttering costs overcoming, but feels great afterwards. Get rid of the ballast – the perfect start in the new home.