What are the most important things to remember when moving?
Moving to a new house involves more than just packing up and making a drive to your destination. Moving can be stressful, expensive and exhausting. However, with adequate planning and preparation, you will be on the road to your new home!
1. What you pack, you unpack.
As you begin planning a move, it is important to remember that all of the items in your house that you pack up will have to be unloaded and unpacked into your new home.
To reduce the size of you moving load, begin to purge items in your home. First, sort out items into three categories: keep, donate and discard. Planning a garage sale can help with the expense of moving, and cut back and the amount you move.
The more that you ship – the higher the cost of the move, the more supplies you need and the more you have to unload and organize.
2. Plan ahead to prevent speed bumps.
Most of the problems movers experience come from a lack of thorough planning. Using a @moving checklist with a set timeline helps the little stuff from falling through the gaps. A move can be a stressful time, and the subliminal tasks such as contacting your doctor, dentist and veterinarian can be easy to forget.
Accidents are inevitable, but with organized planning, many of those accidents can be taken care of before they happen. Planning will help you plan expenses, and can save you from having to splurge on last minute expenses.
3. Moving costs money.
There is no secret that when you move, you will have some extra expenses to add to your budget. One of the best ways to gauge how much this move will cost is to receive a moving estimate from a professional moving company. An on-site estimate, in writing, will allow you to break down costs and options.
To save money when you move, cut back on your belongings, plan carefully, pack smartly and don’t be afraid to ask others for help.
4. The most important thing to remember when moving: Team work makes the dream work.
More hands on deck allow a move to get done in a timely matter. On the days leading up to a move, you will be busy watching over all of the details and keeping plans in motion. Whether you ask a crew of friends, or utilize a professional moving team – the more the merrier.
A professional moving team will be able to assist you from the planning stage all the way through to the unpacking stage. As professionals, they will be able to suggest best practices than can help your move go smoothly until completion.
These four important things to remember when moving will assist you as you prepare to make a move. For assistance with your move, contact us! We value thorough planning and helping you get to where you need to go.