If you're planning a move in the next few months, it's time to start getting ready now. Call a moving company and get your truck booked. If you're moving during the summer, you need to call early since that's a busy time for movers. Once you have your truck locked in, you'll know the costs and other details related to the move, and you can focus on packing. Here are a few tips to help your move go easier.
Let The Company Pack For You
If it's in your budget, then let the company do all the packing. This saves you from a lot of work and stress. However, there are still things you'll need to do. Each person should have personal items and medications packed separately that you take with them, especially if you're moving a long distance. Pack like you're going on vacation so you'll have everything you need.
Besides that, you'll probably need to prepare your own appliances if those will go too. Plan to empty out the refrigerator and clean the oven and other appliances a few days before the movers arrive so the appliances are empty and dry inside for the packers to wrap up and put on the truck. You can leave everything else for the movers, but you'll need to get rid of things like paint, plants, and perishable food that can't go on the truck.
Start Early If You're Packing By Yourself
Professional movers can have your house packed up in a single day, but that's because they're experienced. It's usually best to start packing early if you're doing it yourself. Start a few weeks before the move and pack up things you won't need until you get to your new house. Set the boxes aside until moving day.
It's also good to use moving boxes instead of random boxes you've collected. Boxes you buy for packing are sturdy and shaped for different purposes, and that makes packing easier. For instance, you can buy a big wardrobe box that lets you move hanging clothes from your closet and hang them in the box. That lets you pack up your hanging clothes in just a few minutes.
Label Everything For You And The Movers
The moving company will unload everything at your new house. It's important to label everything so they'll know where to put down the boxes. Otherwise, everything will be jumbled up. When your boxes are labeled, they'll at least be in the right rooms and you can unpack them at your leisure when you get time. You'll also want to prepare your movers for what your new home will be like, so they know about stairs, parking problems, and what to expect with getting to your home. Try to stay organized and keep a clear path open so the moving crew can unload all of your belongings efficiently and be on their way to the next stop if there is one.
Contact a local moving company to learn more.