Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for many people. From packing up all your belongings to finding a new place to call home, there are countless tasks to tackle. However, Kendra Larson, Regional Sales Director at CORT, recently shared some valuable tips with Cheddar News on how to make the moving process less daunting and more enjoyable.
Start Planning Early
One of the biggest mistakes people make when moving, according to Larson, is not giving themselves enough time to plan and prepare. She advises starting the process at least two months in advance, especially if you have a lot of belongings or are moving long-distance. By giving yourself plenty of time, you can avoid feeling rushed and overwhelmed.
Declutter and Organize
Larson also emphasized the importance of decluttering before the move. Moving is the perfect opportunity to get rid of items you no longer need or use. Larson suggests going through each room and sorting your belongings into three categories: keep, donate, and throw away. This not only helps reduce the amount of stuff you have to pack and move but also allows you to start fresh in your new space.
When it comes to decorating your new place on a budget, Larson suggests getting creative and thinking outside the box. Instead of buying brand new furniture, consider renting from companies like CORT. They offer a wide range of furniture rental options that can be customized to fit your style and budget. Renting furniture can not only save you money but also give you the flexibility to change your decor as your tastes evolve.
Larson also recommends shopping at furniture outlets, second-hand stores, and online marketplaces for affordable decor items. You’d be surprised at the hidden gems you can find at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, she suggests repurposing items you already own to give them a fresh look. A simple coat of paint or new upholstery can breathe new life into old furniture pieces.
Take Care of Yourself During the Move
Moving doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. By following Kendra Larson’s tips, you can make the process more manageable and even enjoyable. From giving yourself ample time to plan and decluttering before the move to getting creative with your decor on a budget, these tips will help you create a stress-free environment in your new place.
Remember, moving is a fresh start, so embrace the opportunity to create a space that reflects your style and personality.