Planning a move can be very time consuming and stressful. However, with the right planning and preparation, you can ensure that you’re move will go as smoothly as possible. Follow today’s blog to help get your move on the right track for success!
1. Avoid Closing On Both Houses On Moving Day
This has to be the most common source of stress for a move. In a perfect world, it would be great to have this workout flawlessly. In actuality, it causes a huge delay for the movers on both ends, and you can wind up racking up a higher moving bill while the movers are waiting for the papers to go through. Ideally, it’s best to close on the new house at least a day before the move. If you can do longer, it will make the move even easier.
The same applies for renting. It can be difficult to avoid the common lease times – first of the month through the last of the month – but try to arrange it so that you have at least a day or two where you can access both locations.
2. Take A Few Small Loads Of Items Over
This is especially useful for in-town or local moves; moving everything from the house all at once can be extremely daunting. If you have the time and access to both locations, you can make your move easier by bringing a few car loads of things over. This will help you ease into your move a little, and will also reduce the time it takes the movers to take care of the big furniture–ultimately saving you some money.
3. Color Code Your Items
This might sound stupid, but for us, using stickers to dictate where your items belong can save a lot of time. Moving labels can be used, but even just a simple color dot can be very helpful. You can have all blue dots go to the living room, all green dots to the bedroom, etc.
4. Do As Much Packing & Preparing As You Can
The more things that are packed up and ready to go out the door when the movers show up is the less time they’ll have to spend doing it. If you can unhook the electronics like televisions and stereos, or break down the bed frames, it can go a long way. Of course, if you’re not comfortable performing any of these tasks, you can always have your movers do it.