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How to Prepare for a Move

Making a move can be very exciting and is often a great way to get a fresh start or to find new areas of growth. But unfortunately, a move can also be hectic and stressful—sometimes moving is even scary. The best way to get more of the former and less of the latter is to have a plan. Here are some planning tips from our expert movers that should help you as you prepare for your big move.

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Use These Tips to Prepare for Your Move

Proper preparation for a move can be simplified into a few basic steps. With these tips for preparing for your local or long-distance move, you can expect a much smoother transition:

Start By Decluttering

First, the best course of action to take to begin your moving process is to clean, declutter, and remove items that you don’t plan on taking with you. This can be accomplished easily by tackling one room at a time. Go through each area of the home and sort out any items you no longer want or need, and give each room a thorough cleaning once the sorting is done.

Sorted and unwanted items can be taken care of in one of many ways, including:

  • Holding a yard sale—great for helping to finance moving day.
  • Donating to a local charity
  • Connecting with a junk removal company

Build a List

Now that you only have items you actually want to take with you left in your home, begin to generate a comprehensive list of every single item. It’s easiest to sort by type (for example, electronics, hardware, kitchen appliances, and so on) so that you have everything clear and concise. Hold onto this list, and consider making copies and laminating. You can use these lists in order to coordinate with your local moving company and to ensure all of your valuables make it to your new home in the future.

Purchase Any Supplies

With your list in hand, it’s much easier to plan the number of boxes, totes, packing materials, and labels you will need. Once the list is complete, head out to procure your needed items so that you can begin packing.

Connect with a Skilled Moving Company

Professional movers are indispensable for making a move easy and stress-free. These are experts who are dedicated to the planning, logistics, and execution of moving. But be sure to work with an experienced, local team to get the most bang for your buck.

Once you’ve chosen a company, be sure to keep in close contact with your movers! Clear communication is the ideal way to ensure everything goes where it needs to be and that nothing is lost.

Start Packing & Don’t Forget to Label!

With all of these things handled, you can start packing up. Never forget to label your items! If everything has a name, it also has a place, which means it is far less likely to get lost or mishandled. If you prefer, you can also hire a professional to do this step! Be sure to coordinate with your movers about your labeled packages and how you want them to be handled before moving day.

Make Moves Easy by Contacting Georgetown Moving and Storage Company

Looking for skilled professionals that can make planning and executing your move simple? Our experienced moving company has been helping homeowners with local short-distance moves and long-distance moves for over 15 years!

Seeking professional movers “near me” in Arlington County or the nearby DMV area? Connect with Georgetown Moving and Storage Company for a stress-free move! 

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