If you plan on making a move this fall or winter, there are some things you can do to make the entire process seamless and smooth. If you find that you are stressed out thinking about the process, you are not alone as many people are. Below, we will provide you with some secrets that will keep your stress level down and your move nearly perfect.
- Don’t Procrastinate
You do NOT want to procrastinate when it comes to hiring a moving company to help you. If you wait until the last minute, you will be hard-pressed to find a worthy company to help you out. In fact, this is how many people end up working with companies who scam them.
Yu should plan and schedule your movers six weeks in advance to secure your ideal date and the number of movers that you need.
- Measure Your New Home
Before you pack up all of your furniture for your new move, make sure you take some time to go to your new home and measure out the size of the rooms and door openings. You may find that some of the furniture you have is too small and does not fit in your new home easily.
Once you have all of the measurements you need, you will be able to eliminate furniture that you know will not fit into your new home.
- Plan with Time on Your Side
What we mean by this is that you want to plan your move in date with overlap of your move out date. This way, you are not stuck without a place to live should something happen and things do not work out.
In addition, this overlap will allow you to head to your new home and clean up, paint, and do any repairs you need to before you move in with all of your items.
- Start to Turn on Utilities Early in the Process
You do not want to wait until the last minute to turn on your utilities at your new place. If you plan to do any moving in beforehand or you plan to paint, you need to have the electric on and water on. You should plan a couple weeks prior to your planned date to have the utilities turned on. This way, you can also inspect the home and determine any problem areas or areas of concern.
- Clean the New and Old
You should clean both your new home and your old home before the process is all said and done. If you are currently renting an apartment or home, you will not receive your deposit back if you do not clean, so plan for this. Also, you want your new home to be in tip-top shape, so make sure you spend some time cleaning here too.
The above secrets can help you have a fantastic and seamless move. Just remember that the earlier you start, the easier the process will be.