Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Whether you’re moving across town or to another state, there are many things to consider when preparing for a move. From packing and organizing your belongings to finding the right movers, it’s important to plan ahead and stay organized throughout the entire process.
One of the most important steps in preparing for a move is packing your belongings. It’s important to start as early as possible so that you have enough time to properly pack everything.
During the packing process, if you can’t get a professional packer to help (ask us about our services for this!), you want to make sure you have plenty of boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and other materials on hand before you begin. It can be super aggravating to be in the middle of packing, getting into a flow, and running out of supplies to properly protect your belongings.
When packing your items, make sure you label each box with its contents and which room it belongs in at your new home. This will help make unpacking much easier once you arrive at your destination. Additionally, it’s important to keep all of your moving documents in one place so that they are easily accessible when needed. Contact us if you would like a complimentary package of move documents.
Another option for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of packing their own belongings is having someone do it for them. Professional packers can come into your home and carefully pack up all of your items so that they are safe during transport. They also provide unpacking services once you arrive at your new home so that everything is ready for you when you get there.
Finally, don’t forget about tipping the movers if they do a good job! Consider tipping $4-5 per hour or between 5-10% of the total cost of moving depending on how satisfied you were with their service.
Overall, planning ahead is key when preparing for a move! If you feel overwhelmed by this process, be sure to look into a professional moving service. Check out some positive testimonials from those who took the offer of professional organizing help here and happy moving! As always, if you need a hand, we’re happy to help.