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Moving Preparation

A common question moving companies get asked is how to prepare for their move before moving day approaches. It is no secret that moving is stressful. British energy company E.ON conducted a survey of 2,000 people, and six out of ten people cited moving as the most stressful life event with divorce or a break up coming in second. With these moving day preparation tips we hope that this will help ease the transition into your new home.

One of the most important tips we can give any customer is to take your time and to prepare weeks in advance for your move. Nothing is more stressful than preparing your home days before your move. The key to moving is realizing what you truly need at your new home it is a perfect time to declutter your house. Go through your belongings and set a donation pile and a junk pile. This will save you a substantial amount of time in not only packing but the space you will use up in the moving truck. The more items you can donate in the long run only saves you money on moving day. Another key tip in packing your home is to always pack an essentials bag. When you get to your new home you will have stacks of boxes and having a bag that can get your through the first couple of days is important. Some examples would be toiletries, important documents, medications, chargers and a change of clothes. To easily sort through your boxes something as simple as color coding each box for the room it belongs in can ease the stress of trying to find something you want to unpack first.

Once you declutter your home its time to decide a budget you can afford. If you are going to do the move yourself or hire a moving company. Each option comes with expenses. If you move your own furniture you will need to set up a rental truck and recruit friends and family. If you friends and family are not able to help or their schedules don’t work with your closing date. Your best option is to hire a moving company. This option comes with setting a budget for your move and gathering quotes. We always recommend speaking to multiple moving companies and finding the one that fits in your budget and feels right to you. Most realtors have preferred mover listings. That reccomend experienced movers with a proven track record of providing quality moves for their prior clients. Don’t be afraid to ask for their recommendations on companies in the area. Also don’t be hesitant to make sure your mover is fully bonded and insured. You can always ask for a copy of their insurance to keep on file before your move. To answer any other questions you may have about preparing your house. Check out this Redfin Article we were featured in offering more moving day preparation tips.