Local moving tips would be crucial due to planning a local move does not mean it will be less emotional or less stressful. Any move, no matter the distance, brings with it a ton of stress and emotion. Don’t overlook the difficulties of moving, even when it is local, or else you could have trouble completing the move. We have compiled some of the best local moving tips for you to follow to make the process as easy as possible for you and your family.
Begin Preparing Immediately
The minute you find out you are moving, start preparing. You should never take a local move lightly, as this could lead to forgetting important items or not finding a place to live. Make a checklist of items you need to pack, the furniture you are bringing, what you want to donate, and more. As you complete tasks on the list you will find the moving process less stressful.
Acquire Packing Materials
You can now acquire the required packing materials for the move. This should be boxes, containers, newspaper, bubble wrap and packing peanuts. You should also buy tape, permanent markers, labels, and a label maker.
Pack in Stages
Do not attempt to pack your entire house in one fell swoop. This will only frustrate you and cause stress. You should make an inventory of all the items in your house and list which ones will be left behind. When you start to pack the house, do it room-by-room, beginning with the rooms you use least. Then you can move towards the rooms you use most often, the kitchen, bedrooms and family room.
Get Rid of Clutter
Moving is an excellent time to get rid of clutter. Who wants to bring all that stuff to the new house? You shouldn’t. It just takes up space. The rule of thumb here is if you haven’t used an item in a year, or haven’t even seen it until now, get rid of it. You can either make a major donation to a local charity, sell the items or trash them if they are not salvageable.
Hire a Babysitter for Moving Day
Hire a babysitter ahead of time for moving day. Moving all the large furniture and boxes will not be safe for newborns or even young toddlers. Have someone take them out of the house for the day or who can watch them in the house, if necessary.
Transfer Utility Accounts
Make sure you transfer all of your utility accounts to the new house and turn off the ones at your old house the day you move. You can schedule this ahead of time with providers such as cable, gas, water, electric and any other services you use.
Your best bet for the move to a new home is to hire professionals to get the job done right and in a timely manner. A professional moving team will pack your items for you carefully, properly load the trucks, have enough manpower to load the heaviest pieces of furniture and deliver and unload your items at your new home.
Contact the experienced and friendly staff at Universal Relocations to schedule your move today.