15 Mar Moving Tips and Tricks
You have found a house and are ready to begin the next chapter of your life. It’s time to move! If you’re like most people, you might be overwhelmed with the number of to-dos that are piling up. Want to lighten the load a bit and get an inside scoop on moving tips that will make this journey easier?
How do I start preparing to move?
To move efficiently, the preparation of the move is highly important. The first step is to choose whether or not you want to utilize a moving company or move your belongings yourself. This article will discuss different tips in regards to utilizing a moving company.
What to look for in a moving company
When looking for a moving company, check around your local area first. You want to hire a company that is reputable and will be with you every step of the way. A good moving company can help alleviate some of the stress involved in relocating your family, or even yourself, by helping pack and move your items. After looking at reviews or communicating with them, ask to get an accurate estimate on what their services include. It’s important to get accurate estimates from potential moving companies as this will help prevent any surprises down the road.
Reserve your moving date
Contact the moving company that is right for you! They can pack and move all of your belongings for you. What a relief! Reserve your moving date and ask the moving company questions about their insurance and any equipment rental, if necessary.
Change your address
Once you get the moving company scheduled, you will want to complete the change of address form that can be completed online or at your local Post Office.
Change or cancel subscriptions
Schedule your utility disconnect date and reconnect for your new home. Other services to cancel or relocate to your new home are your subscriptions, cable, internet, and pest control. After you make all of these phone calls, you are that much closer to living in your new home!
Packing hacks for moving
There are many hacks out there for moving. Here are some hacks from the professionals that you might find helpful.
Tape is a best friend to those in the moving industry, and not just for the boxes! To prep for the moving company, here are a couple of tips that you can use packing tape for:
- tape lamp finales to lamps
- tape remotes to TVs
- tape controllers to devices
This will prevent you from having to look for these items in random boxes when you arrive at your new home.
When prepping your electronics, they’re best packed in their original boxes. If you don’t have those available, bubble wrapping or pads can work just as well.
Hacks for the valuables
Finally, set aside any items you DO NOT want to be packed in a designated area before the movers arrive. These items might consist of money, jewelry, or other valuables. If there are some items that you might need before others, be sure to tell the movers and they will load them on the truck last.
Moving made easier, just like that with the help of a moving company!