If you’re planning a move soon, and need some advice to make the process a little less painful, tiring and aggravating, consider following these tips from our moving experts at Greenwood Village Movers. Our years of experience in the industry of moving have provided us with extensive knowledge, and some awesome tips to ease the entire process before, during, and after your relocation takes place.
1. Get rid of everything
To speed up your entire relocation process, and get rid of all of your unwanted items, consider donating, tossing, or selling the items you no longer need or have the space for in your new home. This way, you will have a lot more room in your moving truck, and will result in you saving money by shortening the time it took to complete your move.
2. Research professional moving companies
Make sure that you search for the right movers to fit your moving needs. It is important to find a moving company that is fully licensed and insured, and is both reliable and budget friendly. Not every local moving company delivers the service that they promise, so it is important to find the best local movers in the area.
3. Pick the best moving day
If you’re flexible on your move date, it might be best to look for the best day for your move to take place on. Moves during the weekend and by the end of the month can often be more expensive than moves on other days, so if moving your date around can save you some money in the long run, consider picking the best date to move on for your moving budget.
4. Create a moving to-do list
Consider making a master to-do list at least a month before your move, and include everything that you need to finish before your move takes place in your list so you don’t forget anything. Having a list of things that you need to do, will help you stay organized and on schedule, so your move is completed as smoothly as possible.
5. Stay organized with a calendar
To further keep track of your move related activities, consider putting them on your calendar. Map out your entire packing process and include it on the calendar, when you need to cancel your utilities and set them up at your new home, and every other important activity that you might forget during the chaos of your relocation.
6. Gather the original boxes for your electronics
Electronics are extremely fragile, and usually the most valuable items you are planning to relocate, so having their original boxes for your relocation is essential. This way, the safety of your electronics is completely guaranteed, and if you can’t find your box for whatever reason, consider asking your moving company for one.
7. Gather packing supplies
Visit your local hardware store to purchase your packing supplies, and ensure that you have bought extra supplies just in case. The appropriate box sizes, additional wrapping and protecting materials, and a lot of tape is going to be vital for your entire packing process. Save yourself from going to the hardware store more than once by making a complete list of what you are going to need.
8. Pack ahead
Give yourself much more time for the packing process than you think you are going to need, as you probably have a lot more items than you initially thought at first. Start packing at least a month before your relocation, and start slow. It is always better to pack for an hour a day, and do it for a month in peace, than having to pack everything in two days. Starting early will ensure that you have more than enough time to complete everything that you intended to before your movers arrive.
9. Label your boxes by number
Consider labeling your numbers and inventory with numbers and the contents of your boxes. This way, you will know exactly which items are located in which boxes, and you won’t have to rummage through your boxes for an hour to find a simple item that you may be in the need of. This will also save you vast amounts of time unpacking, as you will know where everything is, and where it needs to go.
10. Pack a clear box with your essential items
A change of clothes, your toothbrush, medication and important items that you use every single day, should be put in a clear box that you will keep by your side during the entire relocation process. This way, you will have everything you need for your first few days living in your new home, and you won’t have to make a mess as soon as you arrive to find some of your essential items.