Moving is not what it used to be in today’s environment. The procedure has become even more disorganized and challenging than it already was due to the COVID-19 epidemic, a hot and then cold real estate market, and peak moving season. Fortunately, relocating is still not entirely difficult in the modern world.
We’re offering some of our best moving advice on this blog, especially in the hectic world of today.
These seven tips will keep you organized and sane whether you’re moving across the nation or just down the street.
BE PREPARED FOR DELAYS
Everyone has heard that the world is understaffed, and that supply chain problems are affecting everyone. Moving is a little more difficult than it used to be given these concerns.
It is possible that your items will take longer to arrive than expected (particularly if you are relocating long distance), therefore you should always prepare a Plan B.
Carry any required things, and select a mover that will talk freely and assist you understand what to expect.
MAKE SURE YOU’RE READY WHEN THE MOVERS ARRIVE.
Make moving days less stressful by getting ready in advance. It is advised to start preparing at least one week before your long-distance move. If you’re packing any goods yourself, by the time the movers show up, you ought to have all your boxes packed, tagged, and separated into essential, high-value, and fragile items to a secure place.
To ensure you have necessities like toiletries, prescription medicines, and a change of clothing close at hand for a local relocation, we suggest packing a “first-night” box to bring with you. Keep any stuff you might need in case the truck is delayed when moving large distances. Work clothes, a passport, or other necessary items.
FIND OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE MONEY.
You may think about moving some of the smaller stuff yourself if you want to keep the cost of your local moving service in control. Lamps, mirrors, wall art, plants, TVs, and other objects that are more difficult to pack may travel well in a personal car and result in significant savings for you. You’ll have to pay your movers no matter what they’re carrying since time is money and money is time. Keeping this in mind, load up your car and start saving money!
LIST THE THINGS YOU PLAN TO MOVE.
One of the keys to your success while relocating in today’s society is planning for your new place. Your present arrangement could vary significantly as a result of the new rooms’ different shapes as the new area is not likely to have the same configuration.
Try to picture where the furniture will go in your mind and on paper. Also, consider if there will be adequate space around the furniture for walking. Finally, prepare a backup plan in case everything goes according to plan.
Budgeting is made easier by getting an estimate from your moving company—whether in person, over the phone, or via email. By doing this, you and the moving company will have a better idea of what has to be moved and how much time to give for the move. The more information you can provide, the better they can estimate your time and fees.
Keep in mind that if they are doing this over the phone, they are not aware of things like narrow doorways, extended walks, or steep driveways that might lengthen service times. To avoid any misunderstanding, be sure to inquire about any additional expenses that haven’t been specified as well as how the costs are determined.
Consider renting storage space if you have goods you don’t want to move to your new house but aren’t ready to get rid of. This will keep your belongings secure and guarded until you require them once more. If you believe you’ll require storage, ask the movers while you’re on the phone if they have any solutions accessible.
CREATE A PLAN FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND PETS BEFORE MOVING DAY.
While we like our children and pets, they might make the moving day more difficult. To keep them and your movers safe and make the transfer as seamless and stress-free as possible, make alternate arrangements for pets and young children.
Pets may stay at a boarding facility for a few days either side of your relocation, and youngsters can go to grandma’s or play with the neighborhood kids for a playdate. Making arrangements for children and pets reduces stress for everyone in the home and aids in keeping them safe.
SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE
The peak moving season is from spring through summer, when movers are in great demand. In actuality, the summer season sees around 60% of all moves. Moving companies have the same workforce shortages as everyone else, which makes things much more difficult.
In light of this, be careful to plan your relocation in advance. If you wait until the very last minute, it will be considerably harder to find movers and secure the moving date you want.
We advise giving yourself at least 6 to 8 weeks, and preferably more time, to arrange your relocation. In light of this, don’t be hesitant to get in touch, especially if you want local service, as soon as you have a date in mind. Most businesses ought to make an effort to assist you or provide you a suitable option.
Make sure to do your homework before hiring a moving company. Examine the moving company’s evaluations, confirm they’re licensed and insured in your state, and go over their services list to ensure they offer the moving services you require.
While comparing moving firms can be time-consuming, a little forethought on the front end can save a lot of headache on the back end. Furthermore, it establishes the groundwork for a long-term connection with a mover, which will be useful if you find yourself relocating again in the future.
Please contact us if you are interested in working with our team and have any questions about our services or offerings. We love hearing from potential clients and will take the time to address any of your questions!