The very thought of moving to a new location after marriage probably creates an image of fun and excitement in your mind. However, relocation can also be a tiresome task for newlyweds, who can face problems while packing and setting up their new home. You can make moving much easier by planning in advance and making sure to organize things efficiently. Here are a few moving tips for newlyweds that will make moving in together more exciting and less stressful!
Plan in Advance
Plan well in advance how things will be moved. Will you get the help of professional movers? Or will you try to do it on your own? Maybe ask some friends to help out? Don’t postpone this decision, as this can lead to stress while relocating.
Assist Each Other
Cooperate and help each other when packing and unloading items. Decide in advance who will do what. Maybe he will pack the kitchen while you pack the living room? Or maybe you will both work in the same room – one wraps things in newspaper while the other packs in boxes? Make sure you try to remain calm and polite with each other while making decisions on what will move with you and what will be donated. Disagreements while packing can quickly escalate due to the stress of moving.
Make A List Of Your Belongings
The moment you decide to relocate, sit down together and make a list of all your belongings. This doesn’t have to be too detailed, but it may help you realize just how much “stuff” you actually have. Do you need to pare down your belongings or get rid of duplicates? Making a list will give you a realistic idea of how much needs to be moved.
Take Along Wedding Gifts
Take all items such as kitchenware, sports equipment, books, clothes and electronic equipment to your new home. Don’t forget to take along wedding gifts that can include decorative items like crystals, chimes, wall hangings, clock etc. These can make your new home more appealing. If you haven’t used the items yet, leave them in the gift boxes so that they are easier to move.
Dispose of Unwanted Items
Make a separate list of unwanted items and ask your spouse to do the same. Compare your lists with each other; you will get to know about the kind of items that need not be carried to your new home. You will save plenty of time if you dispose of unwanted items prior to packing.
Save Money by Moving Less
Both of you can decide on selling certain items or giving them away as charity. Besides saving time, you will also save a lot of money when you carry fewer items to another place. Professional movers charge an additional amount for every item and some of them even charge an amount as per the weight of the items.
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