Moving from one place to another has never been easy. After all, no one looks forward to lifting large boxes in and out of trucks, up and down stairs. However, moving day doesn’t have to be totally stressful. All it takes is a little planning ahead to make the entire process a lot easier.
Packing little by little is far less stressful than trying to take it all in one day. As early as a couple months out, start packing all the items you know you won’t be using. This can be anything from off-season clothing to books you’ve already read to photographs and souvenirs.
Get organized early
Avoid leaving anything until the last minute. Unless you have to pack up and leave immediately, chances are you have between 30 and 60 days to make a plan and guarantee that moving day runs smoothly. Create a countdown list and list everything you need to accomplish week by week.
Create a master moving to-do list
When you move homes, you surely end up having hundreds of different things to do and remember. Don’t let all these tasks and important notes no matter how small slip your mind. Write them down somewhere.
Label all sides of the box properly. Whoever is moving in your boxes might not make sure all labels are facing one way for your easy retrieval. Try labeling each side using a marker so you can quickly find what you need in a stack.
Hire a reputable moving company
Hiring a moving company can often make or break your entire moving experience, so it’s important to get it right. The more effort you put into finding a reputable moving company with excellent customer service ahead of time, the less hassle you’ll have on moving day.
Pick the right moving day
Hire a professional mover at least a month ahead so you can plan accordingly. If you have a flexible schedule, play around with possible moving dates and try to find the cheapest time of the month to make an appointment.
Protect your valuables
Find a secure place to keep your valuables on moving day. Ensure anything that’s valuable or breakable if you’re working with a moving company. And if you’re moving a computer, do a quick backup of important files just in case something happens in transportation.
Pack non-essential items first
Don’t just start boxing up everything in sight, pack up your belongings in a strategic manner. Go room-by-room and begin packing up items that you do not use very often, like décor and accessories. Leave the things that you usually use for last. This will save you time searching boxes you already packed for that one item you need!
Make copies of important papers.
Pack a separate box or briefcase with copies of all your important papers in case of an emergency. Though it might be time-consuming to scan or copy every birth certificate, passport, proof of insurance paper and other important papers, you don’t want to risk damaging the only version of your papers in transportation.
Be ready for your movers
Whether you have professional movers or family showing up at your door, be ready for them when they arrive.
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We hope these moving tips come in handy during your next move. Feel free to contact our expert movers anytime for additional information and get a free moving quote today! Call us (845) 419-3808.