Making The Most Out Of Hiring A Moving Company


If you are moving an entire house of belongings from one place to another, you have to get prepared. With some careful planning, strong boxes and labeling, you can take some stress out of moving to a new house. To make the most out of hiring movers, being ready when they arrive is essential. When you are clear where belongings are supposed to go in the new house, movers will be able to move more efficiently. As you prepare for your move, here are some tips to help make the transition easier.

Take Your Time Packing

As you pack up your things to move to your next home, take your time to sort through your items. Give away any useful items that you no longer need, recycle the trash that you can, and throw away anything that is no longer useful. When you go slowly and get rid of things you no longer need, you will have less to move and unpack. 

Have All the Packing Supplies Ready

Make sure that you have enough boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and markers before you begin. This way, you can create a system early on about how you are going to pack up each room. When you have the supplies you need in the beginning, you won't waste time looking for materials to pack with.

Label Everything

While you may know what's in a box labeled "study," your movers may not. If the items inside the box are fragile, make sure that you indicate this clearly on the box. Let your movers know where the study is in your new home, so that they can bring any boxes labeled as such to the correct room. Remember to label boxes "this side up" to avoid boxes being turned over. 

Use Notes to Label Rooms in the New Home

If you don't want to end up with a bunch of boxes in your new living room, label each room with a sticky note or two, indicating which boxes go with which room. While the kitchen may be an obvious room in your new home, "Bobby's Room" won't mean anything to the movers until the room is labeled this way. 

As you prepare to move to your new home, try to pack your essentials last so that you can unpack them first when you get to your new place. This way, you will be able to begin settling into your new home quickly.

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21 December 2015

Streamlining Your Next Move

After my boss told me that I would probably be moving a lot for work, I realized we needed to get a little more organized. Instead of gathering produce boxes and hoping for the best, we started analyzing our mistakes and successes of previous relocations. We realized that we usually got hung up on the packing, which is why we asked my employer to pay for a professional service. Our next relocation was a breeze. This blog is all about identifying storage problems so that you can avoid hassles, delays, and expensive mistakes that could destroy your overall budget.