Moving is a common, typical life event and can seem like an insurmountable task. While there is no way to avoid the work involved with a move, you can make the process a lot more straightforward and bearable. Here are some tips for preparing for your move that will help alleviate some of the stress.
Being prepared ahead of time will go a long way to expedite the process when the time comes to move. Getting organized will do just that.
- Download a moving list online.
- Take inventory of your belongings.
- Decide what you want to get rid of and what you want to keep.
- Determine the type of transportation you will use.
- Know your budget.
There are several costs involved in a move so it’s important to have an idea of how much it will run you financially. You do not want to be surprised when you are in the middle of your move with costs, especially if you do not have the extra money that you did not anticipate. Be sure to factor in junk removal professionals!
Determine Your Decisions Beforehand
- It is very likely that you will not keep all your belongings once you move. Will you hire professionals to haul and dispose of your belongings that you decided not to keep?
- Will you hire movers to handle the lifting and transportation of your items?
- Will you need to rent a truck, borrow from a friend, or use your own vehicle?
- What materials will you need to move that you do not have such as boxes, cardboard, newspaper for wrapping, tape, etc.
Pack Like a Pro
Different belongings require different methods of packing. Decide how you will wrap up your items and which boxes or storage containers you will need for each. Kitchen utensils and appliances will be much different to package than clothing and furniture.
Packing in the right order can help ease the process. Unless you are packing in a hurry, you can pack in phases. Start with items that do not get a lot of use and you don’t need to access daily, such as seasonal items. Take extra precautions with important documents by making sure they are packed safely and securely. Then move on to items that get more use to then the most use just before the actual move itself.
Handle Non-Physical Move Duties
If you know your new address, take the time to update it with the post office. Update your mailing address on your accounts and subscription services. Transfer your utilities like electricity, water, sewer, and trash. It is annoying to be in your new place on the first day with the lights out or no working water or no cable and internet.
In conclusion, if you get organized, make your decisions beforehand, pack like a pro, and take care of technical details, you should be able to move with a bit more ease. So, call up your friends and family for some help, clean up your old home and say your last goodbyes and farewells to your old neighborhood, and get excited for the new chapter of your life in your new place.
Professional Junk Removal Experts
At Southwest Removal, we provide junk removal services along with hauling, disposal, and recycling. We have an easy scheduling process, affordable prices, and we are fully insured. We know moving can be a big task so we want to help you through it. For more information or to schedule junk removal services, give us a call at (727) 686-7010 or complete our contact form here.
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