From the moment you learn you’ll have to move from your current home to another home across town or across the country, you and your family members face what seems to be a daunting task. There’s no doubt, the idea of moving all of your furniture and possessions can seem to be impossible. Add to this the emotional and mental stress of making this major change in your life, and there’s no wonder the thought of it causes a lot of stress.
You can hand off a lot of the worry to specialists in the removal business, however, letting them take care of every detail of getting your belongings from one location to another. When you choose an experienced, reliable company that will be with you from start to finish, you’ve taken a giant step toward completing the move successfully. In addition, there are a few important things you can do to help them (and yourself) get through this process more smoothly.
Be an Educated Consumer
The first step you should take when you learn you’re going to be moving involves learning as much as you can about the removal companies you’re considering. One great benefit of the internet and online technology is the service of a directory or comparison website that not only helps you find the top providers in the removal business, but also gives you valuable information about the moving process.
This is the number one tip (or hack) you can use to make the process efficient, safe, and affordable. Professional movers will be prepared with all the equipment and packing materials you need. The key to finding the right company for you is to read testimonials from past and current customers. Use the top price-comparison and instant-booking platforms to take much of the work out of this shopping process.
Start Packing as Soon as Possible
Your next step should involve starting the packing process. Start right away, as soon as you know the date you’ll be making the move. Be selective. Pack the possessions you don’t use on a regular basis, taking plenty of time to sort through items and don’t rush as you pack room by room. Wait until the last few days before the move to pack items you always use. Your professional mover should be able to provide materials you need.
Use This Opportunity to Declutter
This is a good time to get rid of possessions you haven’t used for years. The best advice in this process is “Don’t be sentimental.” This will not only give you more space and less clutter, it will also reduce moving costs because the company won’t have so many boxes to deal with. If a removal representative surveyed your home prior to this, let them know you’ve made significant reductions.
Your last two tips/hacks involve a checklist and proper labelling. When you have detailed list to follow, you’re less likely to forget something. Put “hire removal company” on top of the list and continue with every detail you need to handle in preparing and packing for moving day.
Label Boxes Appropriately
After you have your list in place, be careful with labelling each box, using coloured stickers and markers to identify the boxes from each room and to identify the contents of the box.
Do these five basic things (and more) to make your move easier.