16 Aug 10 best tips when moving locally!
If you are planning your local move, there are few tips and tricks that will help you have a smooth and seamless relocation. We believe that good preparation is a key to having an amazing moving experience. That is why we came up with top 10 moving tips that will help you with planning and executing your local move. So, let’s start!
- Do a proper research on a moving company
Before you jump in and book a moving company that was the first one on your ‘movers near me’ list, you need to do proper research. You don’t want to end up with someone who is not licensed and insured. At the end of the day, their employees will know where you live and they will handle your belongings, so you want to have someone who is reliable and safe.
2. Have a notebook for a plan
Don’t rely and test your memory during a local move. Have a notebook dedicated to your moving plan. You should write down everything you need to do, plan or buy. Also, add the information about your chosen moving company there. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the moving process and to forget a lot of things that happened in between.
3. Set your budget
You probably had some idea on how much money you are ready to spend on your local move, but only after you called a few companies and got a few quotes you will be able to decide at the end what is your moving budget. After you hear a few quotes, you can decide if you want packing to be done by you or your movers.
4. Start packing in time
If you leave packing for the last moment you will end up stressing out about not being able to pack up everything until your movers arrive. This might lead to many damages due to last minute packing. Make a plan of action and start with the least used room. Take your time and don’t be afraid to start even weeks before the moving day.
Is there a better opportunity to get rid of unwanted items than relocation to another home? If you are not using some things now, you probably won’t need them in your new home either. That is why you should sort out your belongings while packing and you can organize a garage sale or take your belongings to Goodwille. There are many ways how you can make someone happy with the items you don’t need anymore.
6. Keep the valuables to you
We are aware that you are hiring a local moving company you can trust, but sometimes things can happen and some boxes might be left behind by accident. You don’t want to think about it even. So make sure you pack separately all of your valuables, such as important documents or jewelries, and you should move them by yourself. This is what most of the moving companies will recommend anyways.
7. Essential bag
Essential bag is usually forgotten and especially if this is your first time moving, this is a good tip for you. On your moving day and after you get to your new home, you will need some belongings of yours. That is what should be packed in your essential box. Don’t forget to pack a charger, have enough water for you and your movers and whatever you are using daily.
8. Organize a babysitter
A moving site might be a dangerous place for little kids and pets as well. This is why you should have someone taking care of your loved ones on a moving day. Movers carrying heavy furniture don’t have to worry about your pets or kids running around. Safety comes first when it comes to moving.
9. Make a layout of your new home ahead of time
Moving should be an exciting and happy period of your life, so you should be happy to plan a layout of your new home ahead of time. On the other hand, most of the local movers are charging the hourly rates, so you don’t want to be indecisive and to move that sofa 10 times because you will be charged for that.
10. One last check up before you leave
You are leaving your home for good, so you don’t want to leave anything behind. This is why you should do a one last walkthrough before leaving. Double check if your movers loaded everything to the moving truck and also see if you packed everything from the drawers and cabinets just in case.