When moving to a new apartment, your first home, or moving your business, the process can be stressful. After all, you have to take all of your personal or business belongings and safely get them to a new location. So here are some tips for your next big move.
Create a System
The best way to handle a big move is to create an organizational system. Start making lists, designate duties for people, and label things. You can create a shared moving calendar so everyone is on board with what needs to be done. Download an app that sends you reminders about what you need to do on a daily or weekly basis until the big event.
Get Rid of Unused Items
You likely have some things at your home or business that you no longer use. Before you think about packing, get rid of those unnecessary items first. Otherwise, you’ll spend additional money hauling things you no longer need to a new location. List items for sale on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. You can also have an estate sale in your neighborhood. Are you feeling charitable? Donate slightly used items in good condition to local organizations and charities.
Prep New Location
Remember, you’re not just transporting items from one spot, you’re taking them to another one. According to a recent report conducted by Trulia, American renters increased from 36.1% in 2006 to 41.1% in 2014, especially among Millennials — 71.6% of whom rented in 2014. If you’re moving into a place that’s still occupied, note when the person will be leaving. Try to find a time to ensure your new location is clean and organized. Make things easy for movers by putting signs on designated rooms, so they know where to put certain boxes.
Hire a Professional Mover
Last but not least, the best thing you can do for any big move is to hire professional services. Remember, moving contractors move people and businesses every day from short or long distances. They know how to pack and lift your items with ease. Why worry about driving these items on the road when there are professionals who know how to handle boxes and furniture while still maneuvering a large moving truck?
With your big moving day approaching, you want to be as prepared as possible. Start by enlisting the services of professionals who can help you. Give our team a call today for an estimate and schedule.