The honeymoon isn’t over yet. Marriage brings more than just two people together — it also a merger of belongings. Getting married and moving are both at the top of the list of life’s most stressful events — if they occur at the same time, the stress can double. Here are some tips from the professionals at E.E. Ward Moving & Storage to help ensure a smooth transition.
Start early. Procrastinating will only cause stress and make moving day miserable.
Eliminate duplicates. Take an inventory of everything you and your spouse will be moving into your new residence. Between the two of you, there are probably more items than you realize. Once you know what you have, get rid of any duplicates. Nobody needs two toasters.
Determine how much you can take to your new home. Compare your existing residence to your new space. Begin to visualize how you might arrange specific pieces of furniture to help you decide whether you’ll sell, donate or store pieces that won’t fit.
Get rid of things. Make a list of all the items you’d like to keep and have your spouse do the same. When you compare your lists, you’ll quickly begin to see overlapping items. This will make it easier to get rid of things neither of you are absolutely set on keeping.
Hire a professional mover. Bribing your friends with pizza and beer is a thing of the past. Hiring a professional mover makes all the difference. E.E. Ward’s professional moving team can safely prepare, pack, pad, and move all of your items for you. E.E. Ward’s packing services will reduce the stress on your relationship and allow you to enjoy your relocation.
Group items together and label boxes accordingly. There is a reason why people label their boxes by room. It allows you to organize your packing time by area as well as making unpacking easier.
Leave wedding gifts in boxes. Leaving everything in the original boxes will help ensure they are packed safely, and won’t break during the move.
Invite friends and family to help you move. This will not only make your move quicker and more efficient, it also provides an opportunity for you to say goodbye to the old place and celebrate your new one with the people closest to you.