Moving is one of the most stressful experiences people can go through in life, so being prepared is essential. Today, we’re going to share our four most commonly forgotten to-dos that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. Let’s jump right in!
Packing an essentials box
Look, unless you’re extremely wealthy or the President of a country – chances are you won’t be walking through the door of your new digs and seeing your house set up exactly the way you want to. The reality is – your stuff will be mostly packed, some furniture will be placed where you want it – and well – getting things unpacked will take some time.
So our suggestion is to pack an essentials box. That’s all the things you need to function. We suggest your toilet kit, toothbrush, soap, cell phone, chargers, laptops… whatever it is that you need the most to function/occupy yourself/go to work with – should be in one box that you take care of. We also suggest throwing things like prescription medication, a flashlight, important documents and the like. Whatever is important now – is what should be in that box.
Redirect your mail
All of it. Moving isn’t that bad it’s catching your life up to your move that can be the real pain. That means cable bills, credit card bills, heck – any bills. Make sure your services and utilities are sending your mail to the right place. Renting a new apartment, buying a new house and moving over to it is an expensive process when all is said and done, so getting stuck a month behind on a bill can be a pain. Make sure you know where your mail is going!
Create a checklist
The worst moves are when people don’t have a clear idea of what they need to do next, what’s going where, why it needs to be there and the like. Make sure you take the time to plan out your move and make a comprehensive checklist of all the to-dos. TRUST US – moving off the top of your head is an overwhelming, ongoing game of whack-a-mole that often overwhelms our more unprepared customers. Write it down and follow it. Us movers are here for you and work for you – so the clearer you are with your plans makes our job a heck of a lot easier!
Label your boxes
Nothing stinks more than a disorganized move. And single men – we’re looking at you! Some of us like to just throw things in a box, move it over and just get it over with. The reality is, while the initial transport will move faster, the actual holistic move will take forever. Things get lost in boxes, you can’t find essential belongings and the process of unpacking takes…. a really, really long time. Label your boxes, what room you want them to go to – and you’ll make the back end of the move that much easier.
We hope you enjoyed these tips! If you need someone to move you at the price you’re looking for, give us a call!