How to Make Moving Easier
Moving from one household to another is a life-changing event, regardless of the distance you are covering. With so much to think about during each stage of the process, you can benefit from the experience and knowledge of the skilled professionals at Georgetown Moving and Storage Company.
Here is a list of tips to help make your move easier whether life takes you across town or across the country!
Begin planning your move on the day it is decided to avoid last-minute stress or disappointment with booking. While two months out may be too early to pack your belongings, it’s not too early to start enlisting the help of friends and family, taking inventory of your belongings, or researching your new destination.
Whether you opt to download one of the many organizational apps available for your smartphone or tablet or choose to put pen to paper, start making lists to help track your progress. Topics may include:
- Important dates, addresses, and phone numbers
- Inventory of belongings
- Shopping list for packing supplies
- Packing schedule (what you’ll do each day)
- Countdown calendar
- Schedule of disconnect times for cable and utilities
Book Your Mover
The best movers are often in high demand, and if you wait too long, you may not be able to move on the date you desire. Be sure to schedule your appointment as far in advance as possible to ensure your move is a complete success.
Why go to the trouble and expense to move items that you no longer want or need? Make your move easier and more cost-effective by gifting, donating, or tossing items that are broken, outdated, or no longer fit. Once you have lightened your load, it will be easier to determine the cost of your move and the number of boxes you will need to pack your belongings.
Gather Your Supplies
Regardless of how many boxes you think you will need, you will likely need even more. If you purchase them from a moving or storage company, you can usually return those that are unused for a refund after packing has been completed. In addition to a multitude of boxes in a variety of sizes, be sure to stock up on the following:
- Bubble wrap
- Packing paper
- Labels and markers
- Packing tape
Label Your Boxes
Whether you prefer to differentiate your boxes by color, number, or name, make sure they are easily identifiable to make things easier when you get to your new home. Keep a master list to help the movers unload to the correct room and make unpacking a breeze.
Set Aside the Essentials
Designate a storage tote to each member of your family and pack it with items that you will want or need upon arrival at your new destination. Keep your important papers such as birth certificates, passports, moving contracts, realtor information, maps, and more on you at all times, and find a safe place to store your valuables including cash and jewelry.
Count on the Experts
Free up your time to focus on other important matters and leave the packing to the experts at Georgetown Moving and Storage Company. The team of experienced professionals at Georgetown Moving and Storage Company is highly trained and dedicated to providing the finest quality products and services to customers in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the DC metro area.