Moving can bring out the worst in people, and as much as it can be exciting, it can oftentimes feel too overwhelming to handle on our own. You are changing your entire life and moving into a new home, and the thought about having to go through the entire collection of your belongings can be quite intimidating. When you invest some time into planning and prepping for the entire process, you can turn it into an easy experience with minimal stress. The moving experts at City Light Houston Movers have gathered the best moving tips that will make your upcoming move a much more enjoyable experience during which you won’t be feeling overwhelmed.
1. Timing is key
Extremely vital to every move, timing is something you should keep in mind during the entire process. Moving on certain days when most people tend to move (weekends, end of the month) can make your choice much harder, as most moving companies will be booked if you don’t give them a call soon enough. It can also be more expensive to move on these days, so keep that in mind when assessing your moving costs. When it comes to packing, starting 2-3 weeks before the day of your move and working slowly is the best option for a stress-free move. If you get the keys to your new home before the day of your move, make sure to head there and clean the entire house. With no furniture in the way, this will be much easier to handle, and will enable you to move your furniture into your new home without having to stress about cleaning. Defrost your fridge at least 24 hours before your move, as you don’t want to make a mess for you and your movers once they arrive.
2. Organize your boxes
Hiring a professional moving company means that you won’t have to find yourself in the middle of the hard work, as they will make sure everything is handled on your behalf. When you label your boxes in detail, you are providing your movers with vital information that will help your movers place them in the correct rooms. When organizing your personal items into boxes, make sure to leave your most important and most used items unpacked, and packed the night before your move into a separate, clear box, tote or suitcase so you can easily access them from the moment you set foot inside your new home.
3. Packing material moving tips
When it comes to gathering packing supplies, it is best to find and use boxes that are made for moving. They are more durable than regular boxes, which will provide your belongings with the best protection during transit and their safer handling. City Light Houston Movers only use packing supplies and protective materials that will keep your items in impeccable condition during the entire moving experience. The items you will be needing first should be packed in a clear box, which will enable you to easily find the items you need once you arrive at your new home. Cleaning products, a box cutter, and other similar supplies should be included on this list. When it comes to delicate, expensive and fragile furniture you may own, it is best to let your movers know about them beforehand. Let them know that these are items that need additional protection, delicate handling and even more security during transit, and they will make sure that your specific needs are met.
One of the most daunting parts of moving, but also one of the most beneficial things you can do for your move, we cannot stress enough how important it is to use this opportunity to declutter your home. Making a donate, sell, and throw away pile can provide you with a much more organized process, and it will be much easier for you to determine which items you should be letting go of when having this system in mind. Items that you no longer need, but are in good shape, should either be donated or sold. As we are always advocating for charity, we suggest donating as much as possible, but selling some of your items to fund your move is also a good option. Throw away items that no one can no longer use, and keep this system going until you’ve finished everything up. The less items you pack, the less you will have to pay to move, and unpack once you arrive at your new home. It’s a win-win situation.
5. Find a reliable moving company
When you find yourself in the middle of a search for the right movers to tackle your relocation, it is important to find movers that will keep you relaxed and collected during the entire moving process. You are paying for this service, which is why you should always receive the high-quality service you are promised, and paying for. Instead of looking for the cheapest movers, that most likely aren’t even licensed, let alone insured, consider hiring movers that are reliable, reputable and most importantly competent to take care of your move in a professional manner.