Are you planning to move in the near future? Moving can be a long, strenuous process. Keep these important moving tips in mind to make your move go smoothly:
1. De-clutter your place first
The first (and often overlooked) step to moving to a new place is de-cluttering. If you just shove all of your junk in a box without organizing it, you’ll end up cluttering your new home. Make piles of unwanted belongings to give away to friends and family or donate to local charities.
2. Buy packing tape
Everyone always thinks about the boxes when they’re getting ready to move, but you’ll need something to seal those boxes with! Don’t forget to pick up moving tape at your local hardware or grocery store.
3. Label like there’s no tomorrow
Label each and every box that you pack. It may seem like a no-brainer, but when you get busy moving and you’ve got deadlines to meet, labeling usually gets ignored. Set aside a little extra time to label. You’ll be glad you did!
4. Try packing each room separately
Instead of going sporadically from room to room, try packing one room at a time. This will ensure you keep everything in order. Additionally, it allows to picture where things will go in your new home. If you are packing up your office all at once, you can visualize where your office supplies, desk, etc will go in your new office.
5. Will you bring the window treatments?
This is an important decision to make. Usually, it’s best to buy new window treatments because every window size is different. However, some blinds and shades can be cut down to fit into smaller windows, so don’t forget about that option. Check out this website for more information on custom window treatments.
6. Hire a local moving company with a good reputation
Before you finish packing, you should look into local moving companies. Do some research about which local companies in your area have the best reputation. Check Google, Yelp and Facebook reviews. See which moving company has the most consistently high reviews and satisfied customers. Next, call your favorite local moving company and get a quote. If it seems reasonable, choose that company. It’s better to choose a company based on reputation than on price. At this time, ask any questions you have about the moving process, payments and what to expect. If you choose a company with a good online rating, the movers will show up to your home with smiles on their faces, ready to move your items quickly and carefully.
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