Small Moving: Easy Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks
Moving is one of the most stressful activities of family life, but with thorough research, you can make your moving experience truly easy and exciting. When moving it is best to get rid of unnecessary or unused items from home so that your things are more organized and less stuff to pack up. It is a good idea holding a garage sale for stuff you’re not using anymore or better yet donate them to charity. Sort out your things in categories such as your clothing, shoes, books, and important papers or documents. Research for professional moving companies and find a reputable, trusted and reliable moving company for less hassle and more convenient moving experience. It is best to hire a moving date for at least thirty to forty-five days before your desired move, and find the cheapest time of the month to set an appointment which is usually Tuesday or Wednesday as compared to busy Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Friday.
You have to plan ahead, check your GPS and make your plan to get to your new home faster on the moving date, taking into account the traffic, necessary stops, and detours. Making a list of the things you need to prepare, important reminders, contact information of people who will help you, and other things that come to your mind that will be beneficial to your moving. Set up a map and organize everything by getting an oversized calendar and be sure to mark the empty boxes with the daily tasks you need to prepare. You can save your paper in your moving journey by visiting your convenience or liquor store to see if they can hand you recycle used boxes, and if they do, you can grab a handful to help save the environment. Check if you still have the original boxes for your appliances and electronics because it is the best way of transporting your electronics is using its original boxes when you purchased them. Go to your local hardware store and purchase tools and supplies you need when moving such as packing tape, packing paper, cardboard boxes, extra screws, packing a paper, putty, new industrialized broom, and measuring tape.
A week before your moving date, call your electricity, internet, cable, and gas providers to figure out when you need to shut everything off. Gather all remotes, cords, or cable boxes you need to return. The trickiest to pack are your decorative items so pack them several weeks before you move. It is important to change your address ahead of time for your bills, credit card payments, shipping address for your online marketplace, and mailing address.