Top 20 moving tips

By July 14, 2021Uncategorized

Congratulations on your new home and a big step forward that you have decided to make by moving to a new neighborhood, city, or even a state. It is wonderful to have so many things to look forward to and to enjoy the new opportunities, meetings, and experiences. However, before you get to the point to really get all the perks of moving to a new home, you have to go through the process of packing and moving. With or without the help of local movers, you have to know that this process will be everything but easy and simple.

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There are many things that you have to keep in mind in order to move in the smoothest and fastest way. Our local movers decided to share with you some of their best tips for moving locally since that is the most common move and the one that we specialize in. 

We will go with you step-by-step and explain why all of the tips that our local movers shared with you are actually life-savers when it comes to your local move. Not only that we will talk about the pre-moving process, but we will also talk about the moving day itself and mention some things that you are supposed to do after your move if you really plan to organize everything perfectly.

Get yourself a warm cup of coffee or even better, a nice glass of wine, and dive into the list of our local movers’ top 20 moving tips that will help you have the best relocation ever.

Think about the moving date

Before you even start planning your move and thinking about whether you should hire local movers or move on your own, make sure that you chose the moving date wisely. Our local movers advise you to avoid moving season, because not only that it will save you a lot of money, but also a lot of time and energy. On the other hand, make sure that the date you choose is not too close to the present moment, so you have enough time to organize everything and prepare for your relocation well.

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Plan everything thoroughly

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Everything starts with a good plan and the same goes for your move. Think about all the things that you will have to take care of, write them down, make a clear timeline and start working. From finding local movers to finally taking the final steps, there are many things that you will have to do along the way to make sure that your move is smooth and fast.

Make a moving budget

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Moving can get expensive, and you don’t want to end up with major sticker shock on top of everything else. From hiring local movers to packing supplies and utility transfer, you should think of every step along the way and how much money you will need to invest into it. Some things, like hiring local movers, are more expensive than others, which is why you will need to explore your options a little before you can make an exact moving budget.

Make a decision whether you want to move by yourself or hire local movers

Of course, one of the first steps that you need to take and that determine the course of your future relocation is to make a decision whether you are going to move by yourself or hire local movers. We advise you to get in touch with some of the local movers out there and learn about the deals and the situation on the market before you make the final decision.

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Explore local movers and choose at least three moving companies to get in touch with

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We would recommend you to hire our local movers right away, however, they advise you to get in touch with at least three moving companies before you decide which local movers are the right fit for you. Different local movers offer different kinds of services, have different attitudes and price ranges, which is why you should invest some time and energy into exploring before you decide which local movers are the best for you. Just write “movers near me” in your Google search box and you will have plenty of local movers to explore.

Get your moving costs estimated by local movers

As soon as you have booked any local movers or rented any vehicles, walk through moving day to ensure there aren’t any last-minute hiccups. Also, having your moving costs estimated by several professional movers will help you learn about their services better and make a decision on which ones you should hire. Check the details as well. If you won’t have your storage container until 11 a.m., for example, don’t ask friends or local movers to show up to load it before then. You will also want to double-check if any additional steps are needed, like reserving the loading dock in your apartment building or filing for a no-parking zone with the city for the truck to fit.

Set up utilities

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Contact all utility companies a couple of weeks prior to your move date to set up utility accounts, schedule a turn-on date and plan for any necessary in-person visits. Check with your real estate agent or landlord to see which services require account setups, such as gas, electric, water, trash, and recycling pickup, sewer access, and more. For internet, cable, or home phone service, try to schedule an appointment for after moving day. Make sure that the moving day itself is free of worrying about utilities and that everything is handled before your local movers come to your doorstep.

Change address in a timely manner

Even though it is not the first thing that crosses your mind when you plan your local move changing an address is pretty important if you ask our local movers. Change your address before moving. Be sure to contact your government, bank, any subscriptions, utilities, and anyone else who needs to know your new address and avoid any troubles in the future.

Make an overnight moving kit

Most people don’t think to do this and end up rummaging through several boxes on moving day when their local movers are already carrying and taking everything into a moving vehicle, to get their pajamas or the coffee maker. Pack yourself an overnight moving kit with all your toiletries, some clothes, and anything you will need the following morning such as dishes and silverware or your hair-dryer. Think about this step in a timely manner, and don’t forget to add important documents and valuables in this kit, so you have them by your side on a moving day. 

Take pictures of your electronics

It can be difficult to remember where all those wires go when it comes to all those complicated electronics that we have around our homes. That is why our local movers recommend that while your TV and everything else that you might struggle with is still plugged in, take a picture of the back of it so you will remember how to set it back up later. This will make your life so much easier once the moving is over and you actually have to set everything up in your new home.

Get rid of stuff

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Before you start packing, take the time to go through items in your closet, on your shelves, or stored away in the basement or garage to decide what doesn’t need to come with you to your new home. Our local movers consider this one of their best tips. By purging old clothes, decor, and toys, you will cut down on the number of things you have to pack, the total cost of the move, and the amount of clutter that makes it to your new home. Hold a garage sale, post items for sale or free online, or donate them. Well-worn shoes and broken toys, on the other hand, should go in the trash.

Start packing early

Packing for your move can take a while even though your local movers can do it in the blink of an eye. However, when you pack on your won, there is always a mysterious item that pops up from behind the couch or was hiding in the storage room that you need to take along. Packing far ahead helps you be more prepared for your move, especially when you decide not to hire local movers to handle any part of your relocation.

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Keep the stuff from different rooms separated

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This is also a very valuable piece of advice when you are packing without the help of your local movers. The easiest and the cleanest way to pack and unpack is to keep things from different rooms separated and the boxes labeled. This will save you a lot of time in the process of unpacking, but it will also help you feel more organized. When your local movers come to transport your stuff from the old home to the new one you can tell them as well to keep the boxes from the same rooms together, which will be very helpful during unloading the moving trucks and unpacking.

Explore your options when it comes to packing supplies

If the local movers are handling both your packing and moving, this is not something that you will have to worry about. However, if you decide not to hire local movers and pack on your own, you should have packing supplies in mind. As local movers, we know the importance of good-quality packing supplies, which is why we always advise you to buy the boxes, wraps, and other things that you will need, but if you are trying to save some money on your local move as well, you have plenty of options around the house to make the things that you already own useful. Whatever it is you decide to do, make sure that you have a lot of time for your packing and that you invest it well.

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Label everything during packing

If you have decided to pack on your own without the help of local movers, labeling is a must. Black and white labels are hard to distinguish when you want to start unpacking at a fast pace. Use colorful labels instead — you can handwrite them, or simply print some out — and devise a color-coding system for your boxes to easily keep track of what is where. Our local movers consider this one of the best tips when it comes to packing on your own.

Clean everything in your old home

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Make sure that you visit your new home before your local movers are already there with the vehicles full of your stuff. This will help you prime everything and see if there are any problematic things that can make your life more difficult after the move. Also, after you are done moving and your local movers leave, the last thing you will want to do is clean your bathroom and kitchen to make them usable. Do it beforehand so you can relax when you are ready to.

Ask your family and friends for help

This step is especially significant if you are moving without the assistance of local movers. Some events in life are more difficult and overwhelming than others and asking for help in times of need is something that you should not hesitate to do. Your friends and family members will be more than eager to help you out and having them handle some of the tasks from your to-do list will make things a lot simpler and faster. Your local movers are your first allies when it comes to the process of moving, but your loved ones can also be pretty helpful if you ask them to.

Hire a sitter for a moving day

Moving tends to be stressful and you do not want our children and pets to experience this or to get in the way. After all, their safety is more important than anything that you have to do along the way, as well as the moving day itself. That is why we recommend that you hire a sitter or ask a friend for help when it comes to taking care of your children and pets on a moving day. The job for your local movers will be a lot faster and easier, and the whole process will be less stressful and overwhelming for you.

Take it easy

Last but not least, you need to slow down, breathe, and try not to stress more than necessary throughout the moving process. We know that there will be troubles along the way, but with or without the help of local movers, you will find your way to make everything work out in the end, especially if you follow our local movers’ tips and do everything in your power to make the moving day as easy and simple as possible. You got this.

We hope that sharing our local movers’ top 20 moving tips was as helpful for you as it was for thousands of our satisfied clients. Brushy Creek Movers have been in the business for who knows how many years, we don’t even count them anymore, and we experienced all kinds of challenges that moving brings, which is why we also mastered the lessons on how to execute the local move in the best way you possibly could. If you need the help of professional movers, our local movers will be more than pleased to provide you with a wide range of services and the peace of mind that you desperately need in these times. Good luck with your move and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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