Efficient Moving and Storage Tips: Making Your Move Stress-Free

Permit us to answer: moving to a new house or place of work comes with the good and bad of new experiences. If you are moving across town or even to another state, the right planning and organization go a long way in pulling off the task seamlessly. If you are looking for ways to better plan your next move here are some tips that will help you improve your moving and storage experience courtesy of Robb & Messer Moving and Storage.

  1. Start Early and Plan Ahead

Planning as Far in Advance Makes for a Smooth Move One method to ensure a seamless transition is to start planning when you should. Make a timeline with to-do items like clearing out your home, packing up your things, hiring a moving company, and looking for self-storage if necessary. We recommend planning at a minimum of 6-8 weeks before the day you are needed to be moved out. Fight the urge to procrastinate this part!

  1. Declutter and Donate

I was moving away and this was an excuse to eliminate things. Decide what to keep, give away, and throw out as you go from room to room. In addition to reducing the contents you will be packing, this tactic is also a way to reduce the cost of your move. Most resources tell you to either donate gently used items in your local area or to take them all and set up a yard sale.

  1. Use Quality Packing Supplies

Solid moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and markers can go a long way in protecting your goods from damage during transport. Make sure you mark each box with its content and to which room it goes.

  1. Consider Storage Solutions

Renting a storage unit Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com If you are moving out of your current space, wait a while before moving into your new home, or need temporary storage for items that don’t fit in the new home.

  1. Pack Essentials Separately

Put together your ‘first-night’ box with items you will need immediately when you arrive at your new place. This includes your toiletries, medications, extra set of clothes, any important paperwork, and basic kitchen items. While you might want to start from scratch, having these basic things at your fingertips will relieve some of the initial stress of moving in.

  1. Hire Professional Movers

Although it can be more convenient to handle the move on your own, professional movers take less time and are truly life savers. They will have the specialized experience and tools necessary to move your household goods as safely as possible, making your relocation seamless.

  1. Change of Address and Utilities

In addition, make sure you change your address with the post office, banks, subscriptions, or any other relevant institutions. Disconnecting and connecting utilities at your new residence to prevent service interruptions.

  1. Stay Organized on Moving Day

Stay organized on the day of the move with items like keys, important paperwork, and contact info kept in an accessible location.  Speak incisively and supervise the loading and unloading movement to ensure only avert going south.

Stick to these moving and storage pointers to experience a move that you love. And always, planning and preparation make your move a great move. Happy moving!

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