The thought of moving incites a whirlwind of emotions. Happiness and excitement about starting fresh in a new location blends with the anxiety of physically packing up your whole life! By taking the time to prepare as much as possible before moving, you can eliminate some of the hassles that come along with it. Take these six things into consideration one month before starting your next big adventure.
Moving to a new place is an expense that you must consider in addition to the cost of buying or renting a new home. Establish a moving budget by researching the rates of movers near you. It may also help to ask friends and family members in town about their moves to learn about costs you may not have anticipated.
Visiting your new home before moving day will give you some time to think about how you want to lay out your furniture. Make a mental note of where you want to place which of your belongings, so it will be easier to help the movers decide what to move first. Making a moving plan will also cut time out of the moving process.
When deciding which of your possessions you will take with you, separate items that you value from items that you would like to donate, sell, or trash. Taking measures to downsize before you start packing will lighten the load and budget. Take photos of all items you are taking with you to ensure that the original condition of the items cannot be disputed should anything go wrong during the move. You might also want to try using Sortly, an app that helps you keep track of your stuff.
Contact your phone, electric, and gas companies to find out how to transfer your services. Transferring services is generally easier and cheaper than starting anew.
You will have to change your address at several establishments when you move. A few of the most important address changes you need to make include:
It can take time to update your address for each of these accounts and even more time for your address to change in all these systems.
The search for a reliable moving company should start well in advance of your move. It can take a few weeks to thoroughly research movers in and around New York City. When searching for movers in Queens, be sure to ask about the company’s experience, availability, specialized services, and insurance protection for your items.
At Q’s Moving Corp. our movers assist customers with packing and unpacking, wrapping furniture, assembling and disassembling furniture, and more. We have a full inventory of necessary supplies to help you move efficiently. With years of experience, our professional movers ensure your furniture arrives to your new home unscathed. Learn about our additional moving services and contact us for a free quote.
Q’s Moving Corp is a family-owned business located in the heart of Whitestone, Queens. We’ve spent years helping individuals and families relocate. As a family run business, we make sure to care for our customers just as we’d care for our own family.