Whether you are moving out of a home or an apartment, moving somewhere local or to another state can be stressful but creating a perfect moving checklist ready before the expert movers show up can make things go much more smoothly. Organizing your belongings and clearing things you don’t need ahead of time will save you significantly on your moving expense.
Sort and Organize
Inspect your rooms thoroughly and decide what you want to move and those items you can do without. Give away or trash things that no longer fit your lifestyle, and separate any items that need special care and additional insurance coverage. As you start packing, be sure to label each box with the contents and which room it belongs in.
Research A Reputable Moving Company
The ideal company when you want to move depends on your budget and expectations. Avoid searching for the company at the last minute because you are prone to mistakes. Doing your homework for background research ensures that you are safe. Read reviews, testimonials from other clients, and industry ratings. Check the distances involved and whether there are delicate or special items that need to be moved. Experience in moving is important to protect your items from damage.
Schedule Your Move With A Moving Company
Professional movers have equipment that makes it easier to carry heavy items, experience in moving heavy furniture around tight corners, and maybe most importantly insurance.
If you hired a professionally licensed and insured local moving company, you can rest assured that if something happens to your stuff, they’ll be liable for the cost. Contact Your Hometown Mover today to schedule a free in-home moving estimate and they will make a perfect moving checklist for you.
Request In-Home Survey
Ask the moving companies that you have contracted to visit your home for a free in-home estimate. Be specific about this, for cost estimates done over the phone or via email can never be accurate enough.
Prepare Enough Packing Supplies
Get in touch with Your Hometown Mover to get an idea of the number of supplies you will need, and compare moving prices. Get your packing supplies ordered several weeks early so that you can start packing the belongings you don’t usually use.
Pack And Label Everything
A week before your moving day, you should begin packing in full force. Be careful to leave the last items you use most often, and those things that you’ll need in the first days at your new home. Pack a bag with several changes of clothes and your toiletries, so that you’ll be able to find these essentials quickly. Keep your valuables in a safe, or in the bag that will stay with you. Mark each of your boxes with the contents and label which room it will go in.
Pack all your belongings in different sizes of the box so as to contain your belongings and won’t spoil any of your things. Use a permanent marker to write the label bold so that it won’t fade and start putting the boxes in where they aren’t meant to be in your new apartment. This will save you lots of unpacking time in the long run.
Change Your Address
Update your address a few weeks before the moving day with banks, insurance, and schools so that nothing essential gets sent to your old place and would be delivered in your new address. If your private information gets mailed into your old address, you could be at risk for identity theft.
Keep Your Children And Pet Safe During Moving Days
Keeping your kids and pets out of the house when the movers come is really the best way to keep them safe. It’s important that you’ll be able to focus on what the movers are packing and they are getting your items in the correct shipment. Find a box and put all your kid’s toys a week or few days before the moving, so that they can be safe and be put
Secure Your Old House
Make sure that your old house is safe during your transition. If your old house will be left unattended during or after your move, you might need some extra security. Tell the local police and trusted neighbors that your old home will be empty for an extended period of time so they can keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
Of course, you can also add your own twist and specifics to the moving checklist so as to be perfect, to make it your own since we might have left something out. However, Your Hometown Mover promises that this can make your move much smoother than without a checklist.
Get in Touch!
Get in touch with Your Hometown Mover, so you can get the move you need, and the stress is taken off your shoulders. We are a licensed and insured local and long-distance moving company in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our team of professional movers can get your stuff from one place to another in no time. Call (845) 419-3808 today to learn more and to get a free estimate for your move.