Wondering How To Save Time And Money On Your Move?
Moving can be a real hassle and stressful especially if it is your first time. There items to be packed, those to discard and the process of finding a reputable mover to help you in the process. Also, it requires money and proper planning in order to make it a smooth process. There is good news though; you can take several moving tips to make the process less upsetting both for you and your loved ones. Below are some of the tips:
You should note that moving is a time consuming process and this is because you need to pack up all the rooms in your current home. It takes time to get all the things organized and ready for the move. If you are in a hurry, you may end up ruining items in the rooms. It is advisable to start early and if possible, at least four weeks in order to get ready. There is a reason behind this; you will take several hours packing each room. If a college student can take about five hours packing their dorm, how long will it take you packing one room full of stuff? Try and multiply that by five rooms; you will get a picture of how much time it will take you to get everything done. Although you will need professional help, there are many things that require your own effort especially when packing.
Use a checklist
You will agree with those who have moved before, that a checklist and moving organizer are very helpful tools. A good thing about these tools is that they will help keep you on track and keep you from forgetting any important step. Get a moving checklist and you will remain on track. A moving organizer helps in keeping everything together from mortgage documents, leases to notes on setting up utilities. This tool comes in handy during a stressful time.
Create “open me first” boxes and suitcases
One of the most frustrating things in moving is trying to find an item at your new place and this happens when you start unpacking. If possible, create a suitcase for each person and fill them with the necessities each of you will need when you get into the new home. They include three changes of clothes, toiletries, eyeglasses, prescriptions and any other vital item. These items should be separated from the rest of the things packed, so if anything goes missing, you will be equipped with the necessities. Similarly, get a box and label it clearly in red. This box should hold items you want to have immediately on arrival. They include towels, soap, toilet paper, plates, flatware and coffee maker among others.
Why pack it if you can do without it?
You should appreciate the fact that much time is consumed during packing and unpacking. The question is, if you haven’t used some items for over two years, why carry them with you to the new place? In fact, you want to lighten the load; so get rid of that stuff. And as said earlier, it is always a wise idea to start the moving process early. So, you can arrange a garage sale weeks prior to the moving day to get rid of such stuff. You can also donate useable toys and clothing to a local charity.
A proper payment plan for the mover
Since you are to use a professional mover, it is advisable to have money in hand before they even start unloading. A good thing is to find out what payment mode they prefer before you sign an agreement. And this will save you time and energy during the moving process.
Selecting a moving day
It is normal to select a day for a certain event, but it is advisable to be a bit wise when selecting a moving day. If you are planning to move soon, don’t wait to get your move booked. In fact, the space on moving trucks can fill up that fast, so you will end up rushing here and there for a space. Weekdays are a better option because this is when you can reach other businesses. Don’t select weekends as your moving day; they are a bit difficult to book than the weekdays. Also, try to avoid holidays, they can be tricky and expensive if you are looking for a mover.
At Five Star Movers, we have flexible booking policies, meaning that they will work within your time frame. Our moving services are quality and this is due to the experience that our team has gained for many years now. Our pride is to see that you are happy with your move. If you are planning a move, don’t hesitate to contact us; we can advise you on how to pack prior to the moving day. If you want a hands-free experience, we can also do the packing for you!