5 Resolutions to Make Your 2020 Move Less Stressful

by | Jan 10, 2020 | Declutter, Moving Blog, Tips | 0 comments

It’s a brand new year, and that means it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions! Some people resolve to eat better and exercise more. Others vow to spend more time with family. If you’ve got a big move coming up this year, you can resolve to make it as stress-free as possible – and Element Moving and Storage is here to help! We are the most trusted mover in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. Because we have over a decade of moving experience, we know all the ways to take the stress out of the moving process, whether you’re moving across town or across the country.

Here are five things you can do to make your 2020 move go smoothly.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

Whether you’re hiring a professional moving service or doing it yourself, it’s important to schedule enough time to do everything you need to do. Most of the stress of moving comes from leaving things until the last minute, then rushing to get them done before the deadline.

It doesn’t have to be that way! Start planning your move several months in advance. Line up the help you need, gather the necessary boxes and materials, and reserve a moving truck. If you need to store your belongings, or if you just want someone else to do the packing, lifting, and transporting for you, Element can do that! Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Reduce Your Clutter

Packing takes time, but it takes a lot more time when your house crammed is full of stuff. If you’ve got more things than you know what to do with, it’s time to do some decluttering. Consider every item you have. Does it serve a purpose? If so, keep it. If not, ask yourself if it’s necessary, or if it’s just taking up space.

Make a pile of your unnecessary items and decide what to do with them. If they bring you joy, decide where you will store them in your new home. If they’re valuable and you could use some extra money, try listing them on Facebook Marketplace or Ebay.

Donate Your Unwanted Items

If you have belongings you don’t need, but you know someone could get some use out of them, donate them to a local charity. Goodwill Stores are great places to donate clothing, books, toys, and furniture. They also accept electronics, kitchen appliances, bedding, decorations, and much more.

Extra tools and materials can go to a Habitat for Humanity Restore. Animal shelters are always in need of towels and blankets. If your pantry is overflowing with non-perishables that haven’t reached their expiration date, consider donating them to your local food pantry.

Use Smart Packing Strategies

After you’ve gotten rid of everything you don’t want to take with you, it’s time to get packing! Take it room by room, boxing up your kitchen and bathrooms last. Use sturdy boxes designed specifically for moving. Keep all your boxes separated by room, and clearly label each side of the box and the box top so you can tell which room it goes in no matter which way it’s facing. Be sure to hang onto valuables and important documents; you might want to transport those yourself so you can keep an eye on them.

Hire a Trusted Moving Company

Call a reputable mover like Element Moving and Storage for the least-stressful move possible. We use the best materials and practices to keep your belongings safe all the way to their new destination. Our services include:

  • Efficient packing and unpacking
  • Climate-controlled storage
  • Safe transport all across the country
  • Careful transport of artwork and antiques
  • Setup in your new home

Element Moving and Storage: Your Best Moving Team in Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth

Start 2020 off right by resolving to reduce the stress in your life. If you’ve got a big move coming up, leave the heavy lifting to the pros at Element Moving and Storage. We’ve been keeping Dallas and Austin moving since 2010, and we’d love to take the pain out of your next move. Contact us today!