No matter if you're relocating across the city, state, or country, moving can be daunting. After you're secured your new home and before the movers arrive on the big day, there are several things that you can do to make the transition into your new life smoother and easier.
Whether this is your first move or you're a pro at relocating, getting organized before the upheaval is very important, and may entail anything from selling most of your belongings to packing your entire home up yourself. Depending on your budget, you can hire professional movers to simply move your belongings from your home into the truck, drive the truck to your new home, or box up all of your belongings before transporting them.
As soon as you know that you're moving, make a comprehensive list of everything you need to accomplish before the relocation, as well as any last-minute tasks you'll have to take care of on move day. One of the first things on your "to-do" list should be hiring movers, especially if you're relocating during a busy time of the year, such as summer. Another hectic time is right before school starts in the fall, when college kids are moving into their new homes.
Here are some additional moving day preparation tips to consider:
1. Declutter Your Home and Have a Sale
One of the best feelings to have is getting rid of clutter in your home. This is especially important if you're moving into a smaller home or apartment, or will be sharing space with someone for the first time.
Start by going through each room and either placing unwanted items into a box or bag, or making a list of the larger pieces that you'd like to sell, such as furniture or electronics. If you don't have time for a sale, consider donating your belongings to a local charity. In some cases, they may even pick them up at your home to save time.
2. Gather Important Items and Paperwork
There are some items, such as family heirlooms and delicate antiques, that you may want to transport in your vehicle to ensure their safety. Gather these possessions before moving day and wrap them in bubble wrap or packing paper before placing them into boxes.
Also, place important any paperwork — including a lease agreement, birth certificates, and social security cards — into a secure file or safety box. Keep these with you on moving day as well, in case you need them when moving into your new home.
Reach out to a company such as Du Frane Moving & Storage to learn more.Share
16 September 2022
While I lived in a small town my entire life, in my early 20s I decided to move to a big bustling city. Since the cost of living was so low in my hometown, I was able to afford a rental home. However, with my income, I realized I could only afford a studio apartment in my new city. I did not want to get rid of all of my furniture and belongings that would not fit into my new small apartment, especially my prized collection of antique dolls! I was worried my dolls would not fare well in storage, but I learned that any collectible can be kept in great condition when prepared properly for storage and kept in the right unit. I decided to share what I have learned about choosing storage units and keeping collectibles in great condition while in storage on my new blog!