12 Tips for an Easier Move

A room with moving boxes on the floor, a fireplace and a shelf unit with boxes for packing and moving.

As exciting as it is to move into a new home, not many people look forward to the actual moving day. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving is stressful. Here are some helpful hints from expert movers to make the big day a little more bearable.

1. Schedule your move well ahead of time. Moving companies get booked up weeks in advance, so don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your move. Make sure they know ahead of time if you have any very large or heavy items to move. The last thing you want is for the movers to show up with a truck that isn’t big enough or without enough people to move your belongings safely.

2. Consider letting the moving company pack your items. If it’s within your budget to hire packers, it may be money well spent. Packers are usually very efficient and take time to wrap fragile items securely. Packers will usually pack you the day before your move, so you don’t have to pack items away that you may need up until the day of your move.

3. Schedule services. Don’t forget to have services transferred or started at your new home. These may include: Power, Water, Trash service Internet/TV/Phone, Gas, Lawn service, Pool service, Security system monitoring

4. Have your new home professionally cleaned. If your seller is not arranging for cleaning to be done prior to closing, arrange to have it done before you move in so that you won’t arrive to a dirty house.

5. Pack a moving supply box. Your moving supply box should contain items you may need while you are unpacking and getting settled in your new home, such as:

  • Toilet paper/Paper towels 
  • Sponge, All-purpose cleaner and glass cleaner 
  • Shelf liner paper, Scissors 
  • Furniture moving pads, Tape measure 
  • Cordless screwdriver, Hammer, Picture hanging kit 
  • Bottled water, snacks, pet food 
  • Paper plates, cups, and disposable utensils 
  • Dish Soap and Hand Soap

6. Make Your Bed. As soon as your bed frames and mattresses come off the truck, put them together or have the movers put them together, and make them up. Pack your sheets, blankets, and pillows together in well-marked boxes so you can find them easily. When you are ready to collapse at the end of moving day, you’ll be thankful the beds are made up and ready to fall into.

1 Comment

  1. Morgan on April 18, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    I love the wisdom of #6 – MAKE YOUR BED!

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