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Pack Man: Making Moving Into A Game

Pack Man: Making Moving Into A Game

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When you have work, school, and a huge list of other commitments to handle each day, the idea of spending time moving home can feel like a chore. Already spending much of your time doing things which aren’t fun, it will feel bad to spend so much effort on something like this, leaving a lot of people to stay in places which they don’t like. This is a shame, though, and it doesn’t take much to solve it. To help you out, this post will be exploring some of the easiest ways to make this part of life into a game, all while giving you some advice in the process.

 

Finding The Place

 

The place you choose will be very important to the time you have there. A lot of people will rely on estate agents to handle this part of the job for them, leaving all of the work to someone else. Of course, though, this sort of approach is rarely much fun, and could be greatly enhanced with a couple of games. Starting the process with a professional will single the beginning of a race. You will be working to beat the estate agent, showing your skills in a field which you don’t belong to.

 

Packing Things Up

 

Once you have a place in mind, you will be ready to start the long process of packing all of your possessions into boxes for transport. Moving is never easy, though, leaving a lot of people to rely on professionals to help them. Instead, creating a game out of your packing will be a great idea. This sort of option can be based mostly on time, and you can work hard to beat your past personal bests as a way to make it more fun.

 

Making The Move

 

The move itself could also be a bit of a pain, as a lot of people don’t have the skills or credentials to drive a large vehicle. Of course, for this option, the gamification won’t come in the form of driving, as you will probably have to pay someone to do this for you. To get some fun out of it, you can focus on the time before and after the drive, when the van is being packed.

 

Getting Things Ready

 

Finally, as the last area to consider, getting everything ready at the other end will be one of the funniest parts of your move. Most people will enjoy laying out rooms and assembling furniture, making the whole thing much more entertaining. Adding a little more to this won’t be too much effort, either. A lot of people find that unpacking efficiently is a big challenge, and this can give you something to aspire to while exploring.

 

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the time you put into your next house move. This part of life doesn’t have to be dull or stressful, as long as you’re willing to put the effort in to make things right and have enough time to spend on it.

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Tips for Moving That Will Make Your Life Easier

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.,

Tips for Moving That Will Make Your Life Easier

 

Moving is a pretty straightforward job with a lot of sidesteps. The mere simplicity of the mission in front of you – move stuff from one living space to another – can catch you off guard as complications begin to pile up. In order to avoid unnecessary hiccups, you don’t need particularly complex strategies; all you need are a few neat tips for moving that will make your life easier.

Arm yourself with boxes, labels and markers

Let’s not waste precious time with jibber-jabber about the organization – if you are to tackle the undertaking of a move efficiently, all you need to do, in regard to organization, is to get enough boxes, sticky labels and markers. That is pretty much it.

The only thing you should do is compose a list for packing and unpacking and use the cardboard boxes accordingly. Make sure you have at least double the number of smaller boxes in your possession, and use each of them to start packing. Markers and sticky labels are there to speed up the process as you mark every box for a dedicated type of items.

Pack small, think big

Every packing for a grand move should begin small – in other words, start collecting small items and divide them into “dedicated” cardboard boxes. Try to keep the groups small – even though it is tempting to fill each box to the brim to skip a few tedious walks between the apartment and the car, this is actually a misconception.

The move will be far more manageable if you increase the number of used boxes – it will take you some time, but you are far more likely to avoid damage or breaks this way. You know how the old saying goes – better safe than sorry. The broad strokes of your moving session should be going from small items to the bulkier ones.

Don’t do it alone

Here is an obvious tip people tend to (surprisingly) overlook. It is all fine and dandy if you think you can do this all by yourself, but a move can be a lot easier, not to mention safer, with at least one pair of helping hands. On the one hand, you can “employ” the help of friends and family – a few extra cars or minivans at your service will shorten the moving session significantly.

Additionally, you can opt for a ute hire from Brisbane for a pricing range that is more than fair. In fact, the longer you hire the vehicle for, the cheaper the price gets, so this method really pays off if you are tackling an ambitious move.

Prepare the terrain in the new apartment

You moved a mountain of boxes into the new living space, so now what? It will take ages to unpack and sort everything out and the new apartment needs to be “functional” from the very first day of your move-in. This is why it is important to prepare the terrain in the new apartment beforehand.

If you have nowhere to lie for the moment, put a few mattresses in the rooms, and place a few bars of soap, toothbrushes and paste as well as shampoo in the bathroom. In addition to that, clean clothes and towels also need to be prepared for your stay until everything is set up.

In the end, do not forget to contact your internet provider and install the Wi-Fi in your new household. The last thing you need is to roam around without the internet and all the necessary contacts that go along with it. The same goes for canceling magazine subscriptions for the old address. You need to visit the local postal office and do all the necessary mail management to avoid any sort of financial and bureaucratic disasters. When you move, it is easy to forget such minutiae, but it’s just as important to deal with that as it is to transport your furniture. 

These tips can come in useful if you are not all that good at organization, however, do not forget to double check the apartment or house you are leaving. Have a close inspection of all electrical switches and appliances that are a part of the living space – you don’t want to leave something on and end up with a hefty electrical bill on your hands a whole month after you’ve left the old place. “No strings attached” is the best thing for everyone involved.

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