Tips & tricks
It’s finally moving time! You bought your place, all the paperwork is done and the lease for your old place will soon expire. So it’s time to start packing!
Let’s go through some questions, to help you with the moving process.
1. Are all these things really necessary?
You’ve lived there for quite some time, in which you gathered all sorts of objects. Some have emotional value, others are just reminders of times that are no longer. So there’s no better time than to start giving away your old things. Don’t be a hoarder and donate what’s not useful to you anymore!
2. Where does everything go?
You can start by grouping together the items you’ll be needing right away, after you move, and items what could be left in the basement for a while - like your bike or skis.
After you get these two piles - in your mind, at least, start by separating them for living areas: what’s for kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and so on.
The next step is to put them in boxes, on which you write where the box goes. If you don’t, you might end up with a big pile of boxes, not knowing what’s in them.
You can even color code the really important ones and write FRAGILE on the boxes that contain such products.
3. Can you move by yourself, or do you need help?
If you move within the same city, and you own a car, in a few days you’d manage to move everything by yourself. Surely, you’d have to take a couple of trips back and forth, but hey, it’s your fault that you have so many stuff! :)
If it’s you plus a friend/family, things will be twice as fun and as fast.
On the other hand, if you’re moving in a different city, you’ll most probably have to rent a van, a tow or hire a moving agency.
Fortunately, in Romania, there are many companies specialised in moving services. You can take your pick according to proximity, distance and fees they charge.
With a simple Google search, you’ll get many search results of businesses that can move your furniture to your new home. Sadly, you can’t get a quote online from neither, so you better start calling.
You should take enough time ahead for moving, because, as you’ll see, usually you own more things that you believed. As you start realising how many things you gathered over the years, your packing time, moving time and moving costs will be influenced. So the sooner you know how much things you have to move, the sooner you’ll be able to assess the time and money you need to finally move in your new home.
We know it’s difficult to move, but when you find your new place and finish with the moving process, it will all be worth it.