Before the Move: Tips from Local Moving Helpers
The big day is approaching, and you’re starting to feel a little overwhelmed. Even if you’re only moving across town, it can be stressful to think about everything you have to do. Local moving helpers can help you bring your belongings from one place to another, but below are a list of some things you can do to make this time as stress-free as possible.
Moving is a perfect excuse to clean out your closets and get rid of things you don’t need anymore. Donating clothing and other items means you won’t have to pack them – and you can feel good about it! For more valuable items like electronics or jewelry, post them on eBay or other second-hand sites. Try to do this as far in advance as possible, so they’ll be sold before you have to pack them. Additionally, any money you make from the sale can be put towards moving costs!
Don’t Stock Up!
As the moving date gets closer, be mindful of your grocery trips. It may be smart to do a big shop two weeks or so before leaving, that way you won’t have much to either pack or throw away when you unplug your refrigerator and clean out your closet. Additionally, make sure you disconnect the fridge a day or two in advance so it’s clean and dry if you’re taking it with you.
Pack Smarter, Not Harder!
Now comes the dreaded part – packing. The idea of putting everything you own into boxes can seem stressful, but doing it methodically will keep you sane. You can cut down on boxes by using clothing to wrap glasses, plates, and other breakables. Pack an overnight bag with things you’ll need immediately – you won’t feel like digging through boxes on night one. Put other essential items you’ll need in the first few days into a clear bin, so they’re easy to find.
Color coding your boxes with tape will keep you from having to shuffle boxes around after you start to unpack. Placing the corresponding color on the door of the room can also help local moving helpers know precisely where to put your boxes. Numbering your boxes and keeping a detailed list of what’s in each one will keep you organized without advertising the contents of each bin.
Here at Movers on the Go, we’re dedicated to making this stressful day as smooth as possible, but taking steps to stay organized before moving will give you peace of mind. Call us at 617-545-5353 for a quote from the most professional local moving helpers!