When we found out we were moving, our first instinct was to figure out what we were going to do with all of our stuff. We weren't sure how to cope with the amount of belongings that we had, so we started looking around for a storage facility in the new city that could help. After a brief search, we were able to find a facility that really worked well for what we needed. They were fantastic to work with, and we loved being able to have a spot where we could stash things. I wanted to create a new website dedicated to setting up a new home, so you know what you are up against.
Moving locally can be just as much work as moving long-distance. You still have to take everything out of your home and move it to a new location. When it comes to moving locally, you need to invest in planning to have a smooth experience.
1. Hire Movers Right Away
With a local move, it can be tempting to rely on your family and friends to assist you with the moving process. However, they are not professionals, and they may not be up for spending a lot of time helping with your move. Plus, relying on family and friends often means you are limiting yourself to a weekend move.
By hiring professional movers, you will know for certain that you will have the help that you need. Additionally, you can move any day of the week. In fact, moving during the middle of the week may help you secure a better rate on moving services over a weekend move.
Once you know your moving date, you will want to hire a moving team to assist you with your move. You can hire them just to move everything in and out of your homes, or you can hire them to help pack and unpack items. Just be sure to reserve that service as soon as possible, so you know you will have the help you need.
2. Create a Checklist
There are going to be lots of things you need to do for your move. Don't rely on your memory to get all of these things done. Start a checklist on your phone, and every time you think of a new moving-related task you need to take care of, add it to your checklist. This will help you keep track of your moving tasks and help ensure that you don't forget anything.
3. Give Yourself Time To Pack
It is easy to think that packing is not going to take much time at all. The truth is packing takes a lot of time. You have to assemble the boxes, carefully pack up your items, seal the boxes, label them, and repeat this process again and again.
It is easy to underestimate how much stuff is in your home. That is why you should start packing about two weeks before your move, so you have enough time to pack everything. Also, by starting two weeks out, you can judge if you need help packing and add packing services onto your move if necessary.
4. Get Into the Labels
Finally, don't skip over the importance of adding labels to your boxes. You are going to want to label what room the box goes into. That way, your movers can place the boxes into the right room, making it easier for you to unpack at your new home.
Additionally, it can take a while to unpack all of your boxes, just like it took a while for you to pack up all of your boxes. Labeling your boxes will allow you to prioritize what boxes to unpack first and which ones can wait.
When it comes to local moving, spend time finding a moving company to assist you with the move to get the process started. Use a checklist on your phone to write down and keep track of all the tasks you need to handle, no matter how big or small the task. Give yourself two weeks to pack things up and use detailed labels. Detailed labels will make unpacking easier.Share
12 July 2021