Moving can be a stressful experience for many. And we emphasize the word CAN, because moving does not have to be stressful. If you plan accordingly, leave enough time to get everything accomplished that goes with moving to a new home and you contact a local moving company far in advance, you should experience a stress-free move.
Before your moving company arrives on moving day, there are several tasks that should be accomplished before the truck pulls up to your house. If these are left undone, your moving day could end up chaotic.
Here are a few examples of what you need to do prior to moving day.
Declutter and get rid of unwanted items before moving
Most homeowners we know have many more items in their house than they even knew they had. Over the years we accumulate all kinds of items, birthday and holiday gifts, and various other items but we can’t decide what to do with them. Our moving professionals suggest you start here when you know you need to move. Check every area of your home including the garage, crawlspaces, attic, and loft areas. You may need to make some tough decisions on what to donate, sell or ultimately discard of but it will make moving day much easier.
Get packing now!
You’re probably saying to yourself, of course I know I need to pack. But do you really know how much is involved in packing up your entire home? You need to start packing your home as early as possible because once again, you probably have no idea just how much you have accumulated over the years. When you contact your moving company, ask them after they have conducted their moving survey, their recommendations on boxes and packing materials. And then get packing!
If life is too busy for you or the thought of packing everything stresses you out, ask your moving company about professional packing services. First, your items will be packed efficiently and securely because let’s face it, they know how to pack up a home. But second, this can be a game-changer in reducing your stress. However you get it done, make sure you are packed before the moving truck shows up.
Double-check with your utility companies
The last thing you want to do is get to your new home and have no electricity or heat. Make sure you check in with all the necessary utility providers at your new home to ensure that all service it’s connected before moving day. Many local moving companies now assist with this service so check to see if they can help secure your utility connections prior to moving day.
Stay in touch with your moving company
One of the ways to guarantee a move with less stress is to have regular communication with your moving company. Make sure you return all calls and emails from your moving company, update your movers on any changes that occur or other factors that could affect your move.
Are you ready to move? Give our team a call today and let us help you prepare for your next journey!