Visualizing Your Move
One of the most important parts of planning your relocation is to visualize your move. This involves spending time in your current home and imagining the moving process. It also entails spending time in your new space, thinking about where you want things to go, and visualizing the unloading process. You should conceptualize your moving plan.
Compare the layout of your current space with the layout of your new home and try to imagine what will go in each room. Will it fit? Will the space accommodate your items comfortably? Consider the function of your items. Decide what is going where and why you’re putting it there. Don’t try to copy the current layout of your items. Things rarely look the same in a new space. How do the contours of your new space free up or constrain you use of furniture and appliances? Know the destination of things. Tinker around with ideas. Bounce them off of your spouse, partner or roommate. This will make planning your move much easier. You will already know where to put things once they are unloaded. Nothing can be more frustrating than trying to decide where to put things as they are being unloaded off of the moving company’s trucks. This can slow the move down considerably, costing you valuable time and money. Not to mention stress.
For arrangements which you do wish to keep, make a plan for how to re-assemble them, for example; photographing them before you pack things up into a box. This way you won’t waste time trying to recreate the arrangements later on. This also helps because you can get much more done by not doing everything yourself, just hand your helpers photos, and they will know precisely how you want things arranged.
It is also important to walk through your new space trying to pan how you want the unloading process to occur. Observe the halls and doorways. How well will things fit through them? What obstacles stand in your path? By planning the flow of people and objects through your new space, you can maximize efficiency and reduce costs as well as stress. When movers or helpers are bringing in a large item to a room, they won’t have to put it down in order to figure out how to get it through a hall or doorway. You will have already visualized how this will work, and you can direct them accordingly.
Finally remember to visually work through the other important logistical considerations? Have you thought about parking? Is there going to be enough room on your street for the truck? Will they have space to extend a ramp? If your moving company needs to park in your driveway, will there be enough room for them there? Make sure there are no over hangs they might crash into. If you can foresee any problems, with parking, make sure to block off space on the street ahead of time. By doing this visual walkthrough, you can anticipate problems and adjust your moving plan accordingly.
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Moving can be a very stressful event when you don’t plan ahead, so don’t waste more time and get started planning your move