Once you scheduled your furniture movers, it is time for you to prepare for the move. We would like to present you with the ultimate guide for your upcoming move!
- Plan your move ahead of time
Good plan is half of the job done! Before you jump in searching for local moving companies, you need to have some plan. First, find a notebook that will be dedicated for your local move. Don’t rely on your memory when it comes to moving. Plan the moving date and clear your schedule for that day. Make a to-do list of things you have to do. Follow your plan as much as possible, it will help you have a stress free move.
- Find a suitable moving company
It is not enough to type movers near me or movers with a truck in your Google search and schedule your moving company. You have to do your research. First find at least 3 local moving companies that you would like to call. Once you get them, ask them everything you want to know. After you collected quotes, you will be able to set the budget for your move. Ask them for hidden or additional fees, rates, services. Don’t hesitate. You want to choose the best movers for your upcoming move.
- Don’t leave packing for the last moment
Ok, we understand that packing might be annoying, but it is still something that needs to be done. You can always pay a little bit more extra and have your local movers pack your items as well. If not, you have a few things to plan ahead. First buy some quality packing material. Step two is to start in time, because you will need a lot of time to pack everything you want to see in your new home. Get rid of everything that you will not use, because you didn’t for years.
- Pack your essential box
Lots of clients forget about the essential box or bag. Just think about things you will need on a moving day and at your first night at your new home. Pack clean sheets, phone chargers, some dishes you will use etc. Whatever you might need.
- Keep your valuables near you
You should always pack documents, jewelry, laptops etc at a separate box and move it yourself. You will have your peace of mind and won’t be stressed out during the move thinking what might get wrong.
- Take pictures of your electronics before you unplug them
If you take pictures of your electronics before you unplug them, you will make your life easier once you move into your new home. You will know how to plug them back in no time. And not just that, you will have proof of the condition of your electronics in case something gets damaged.
- Moving with kids and pets can be tricky, plan it ahead
Just imagine having little kids running around on your moving day, you will have to run around checking on them, taking care not to be hurt. It is never a good idea to have kids or pets running around on your moving day. Not only is it dangerous, but it will slow down movers as well.
- Have your phone ready and charged
There are a bunch of reasons why you should have your phone fully charged and ready. First, your movers will call you before they arrive at your pick up location, either to let you know they are on their way, or they need help finding your location or maybe even to let you know about any update about your move. That is just at the beginning, they will need your help to get to your new home, especially if it’s a brand new complex of buildings.
- Prepare your new home for settling in
You don’t want to move into your new home and then think about renovation, painting walls etc. Have your new home ready to move in before your movers bring in furniture. Also, plan the layout of your furniture in your new home. You don’t want movers to waste hours moving one sofa from one corner to the other one. Especially since local moving companies charge the hourly rates. You want to feel cozy and comfortable in your new home from the first second.
- One last check up before you leave your old home
Don’t leave your old home before you check everything one more time. Go through cabinets, drawers and dressers to check if you packed everything. Also check if your movers took everything that you wanted them to – boxes, smaller items etc. Moving can be stressful and messy, so something might be left behind by accident. You want to be sure that doesn’t happen.