Whether you’re a student leaving home to go to college or someone who has just experienced the breakup of a relationship or marriage, moving out on your own is a significant life-event.
At Lone Star Self-Storage, we understand how important it is to plan your move in advance to make it as successful as possible. So here are some tips to help to help you transition to the single life with less stress and hassle.
Downsize, downsize, downsize
To do this, you’ll have to go through all your belongings and sell, discard or recycle all the things you don’t need. You’ll have to do this ruthlessly because if you don’t, it will mean more things for you to physically move and also unpack. And chances are, your new home may not have the same amount of space as your old one.
Scrutinize the contents of your closet
Sorting out clothing should be at the top of your list of things to do. The easiest way to go about this is to separate out all clothing items into three piles: keep, donate or trash. Anything you wear frequently should be kept and packed. Clothes and shoes you’ve not worn in the last year should go in the donate pile. Those things that are too old to reasonably continue wearing should go in the trash.
Pack all your other belongings
The first thing you’ll need to pack will be all the items you don’t use on a daily basis. These can include photographs, spare linens and blankets and some kitchen utensils. Then, a day or so before you move, you should have those things you used more frequently such as towels, a few items of clothing and personal hygiene items. Don’t forget to clearly label your boxes carefully so that you can save time when you unpack.
Figure out a moving strategy
Will you be enlisting the aid of friends to help you relocate or will you be using a moving company? Either option will require advanced planning. If you choose the latter one, get as many recommendations from friends and family as you can and interview at least three companies before choosing the one that will help you. Also consider getting insurance to cover any damage that might occur during the move itself.
Lone Star Self-Storage can be especially helpful to solo movers like you. That’s because we offer safe, affordable storage options that allow you to travel light while you move and give you time to collect your belongings after the big transition. Let us make your the relocating process easier for you today!
Call Lone Star Self Storage for valuable self-storage help when moving. (512) 444-4232.
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