Moving doesn’t have to be an overwhelming event. Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we’ve put together some steps you can take to simplify the moving process and ease some of your stress.
Arrange a mover at least one month in advance or more. Summer is the busy moving season, so be sure to book your moving company early if you’re moving during that season. Booking your mover 3 months ahead of time for a June or July move isn’t unheard of, and you’ll get to choose a date and time most convenient for you. Winter is a slower season, so you should be fine with 4 weeks or so.
Obtain moving boxes and moving supplies from a single source. Collecting old newspapers and scrounging around for second hand boxes can take up valuable time. By using cardboard boxes and bubble wrap specifically made for moving, you’ll not only save time, you’ll save yourself some headaches.
Pack ahead of time. The sooner you get started, the easier it will be. Begin cleaning out and packing areas that don’t see much traffic. The attic, basement, and closets are good places to start.
Make a checklist and stick to it. Include transferring school records, cancelling newspaper subscriptions and submitting change of address forms. Refer to that list frequently and check off each task as you complete it. That way, on moving day, you won’t get that nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something.