Top 15 moving tips

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Moving can be stressful, that is why we prepared a list of moving tips that can help you out. The more prepared you are for your move – the better your move will be. Let’s ensure everything goes smoothly for your new life chapter. 

  1. Plan and organize, don’t forget to write it down

Anything that is properly planned will go smoothly. Planning and organizing your move is a big step of your upcoming relocation. It is not enough just to find movers with a truck, you have to have a certain plan. Don’t forget to write everything down, don’t rely on your memory for this. You will see how many details are there once you start. Keep one notebook dedicated to your move.

  1. Choose your moving date

This is another step of planning ahead – setting the moving date. You don’t want to reschedule your professional movers and packers dozen times because you are not sure what date works for you. Set the date and clear your schedule for your chosen day. Even if your move lasts only a few hours, you will need time to settle down and to unpack. Have that in mind.

  1. Research, research, research…

It is not enough to search local movers near me on Google and to hire the first moving company you see. You will have to do your research. Call a few moving companies, ask them about their rates and services, what is included in the price and what not. Ask as many questions as you wish before you make a decision.

  1. Set the budget

We believe that you had some amount of money in mind, but after you did your research you will be able to set a more precise budget. Once you know the rates that local movers are offering, you can decide whether you want them to the packing service for you as well.

  1. Hire your moving company in time

Don’t wait until the last moment to hire your chosen movers. If you do, it will be stressful because they might not have your preferred moving date available and you will have to plan all over again. Once you have everything planned, book your local movers, no need to wait.

  1. Have someone to help you with your kids or pets

You don’t want your kids to walk around movers that are carrying heavy furniture, it is dangerous for everyone. Same goes for pets. That is why you should ask someone if they can take care of them on a moving date.

  1. Start packing in time or schedule moving company to pack for you

You have the option to hire your local movers to pack everything for you. If you want to pack by yourself, then you should start packing in time. The last thing that you want is for your local movers to arrive and your items are not packed yet. It will be stressful for you and you might even break something. You will need time to pack your home, so call friends to help you out. It is a big and very important task.

  1. Keep your valuables close to you

When it comes to jewelry, documents and anything that is valuable to you, you should keep it close. You don’t want to risk your important things to get lost or to stay behind by accident. You don’t even want to think what can go wrong.

  1. Get rid of things that you are not using

There is a rule – if you didn’t use a particular item for a year, you probably won’t ever. Get rid of all of your items that you are not using, sell them or give them to charity. If you have friends or family members that will need that, even better. But you don’t want to fill your new home with belongings you don’t need.

  1. Don’t forget essential box

Think about it, you will need some items during the moving day or the first night at your new home. You don’t want to look for new sheets for your bed by searching dozens of boxes. So have everything ready for your cozy night at your new home and also everything prepared for your moving day.

  1. Have your phone charged

Professional movers will give you a call before they arrive at your pick up location. The other reason why you should have your phone charged is because your movers and packers might need instructions how to get to your new home. Keep your charger near you, just in case.

  1. Have some cash ready

No matter if you are paying with a credit or debit card, you will need some cash on your moving day just in case. Do you tip the movers? Or do you want to order some food? Or buy water on your way. 

  1. Prepare your new home

Have your new home ready for moving in. If you have to paint the walls or do the renovation, it is the best to do it before your furniture is there. And it will be cozier when you move in. 

  1. Think about the layout

Before your moving day, plan the layout of your new home. You don’t want your movers to spend hours and hours organizing your furniture within your new home. Especially since you are paying per hour.

  1. One last check up before you leave

Before you leave your old home, check if your local movers and packers loaded everything. Go through cabinets, drawers and dressers. Just in case. You don’t want to leave anything behind.