Moving into a new home or apartment is exciting. You have the opportunity to redecorate, meet new people, and start a new chapter in your life. However, before you get to all the fun stuff, you have to go through the dreaded moving day. Moving day can be overwhelming, but it can also be easier than you think. By using a professional moving company and following these tips, you can guarantee a headache-free transition into your new place.
Staying organized throughout the moving process is everyone’s goal, but once the chaos of the day comes to a head organization can get lost. Planning and organizing ahead of time are essential to having a smooth moving day.
When packing up, make sure that all boxes are labeled with as much detail as you see fit. All boxes should have a brief label of its contents and the room it belongs to. Labeling each box helps the unloading and unpacking process and minimize confusion when it’s time to organize all your belongings.
Try to arrive at your new place before the movers, as this gives you time to survey your space and label each room. Marking each door or area before the movers arrive gives the movers easily identifiable places to put each of your boxes. They can match the label on the boxes to the name of the room, allowing you to focus on the more important things.
Finding a reputable moving company is always a significant first step to any move. But regardless of who you choose, it’s still beneficial to supervise each aspect of the move. Overseeing the packing of your stuff will save you stress down the road and ensure the safety of your items.
It’s also wise to supervise the unloading of your items once you’re at your new place. By keeping an eye on the unpacking process, you can guarantee that everything is put in the correct area and there’s no damage to your items or home. While you’re supervising, you can also make nice with the moving crew by offering them water and snacks. Being friendly with the movers may work out in your favor in the end.
On the day of the move, it feels like there are a million things to do and no time to do them. Between supervising and organizing you may feel like your brain can’t handle another task. However, one of the most important things to do during the moving process is to double and triple check everything in the home.
First, make sure that you aren’t leaving anything behind. Be sure to check:
Unfortunately, once you leave something, the chances of getting it back are slim.
Second, inspect your old home for any damage made when loading up your stuff. You wouldn’t want to lose your security deposit or upset the new owners due to damage from the move.
Third, check your new home for any damage previous owners may have left behind. If you can, walk through with your real estate agent and make a note of any damage you see. While you’re at it, try the faucets, outlets and light switches to make sure they are fully functioning. Anything damaged or broken should be addressed with your real estate agent before settling in.
The truth is, moving into a new home can be extremely stressful. Preparing and organizing ahead of time can help you feel less overwhelmed on moving day. Remember to stay calm and collected, and take breaks when necessary. By following these tips and hiring a professional moving company, your moving day will go off without a hitch.
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