Moving is a big decision, and there are a lot of details to think about, like where you will move, what you will pack, and how you will pay for it all. The good news is that you can save money and time on your move with a little preparation and effort. This blog from J & J Moving Experts LLC provides simple tips for doing just that.
Save Money/Time On Your Move
Moving can be a lot of work, and finding ways to save time and money is not always easy. Here are some tips for facilitating your move:
1. Plan Your Move Carefully
Before you even think about moving, make a plan. Figure out what you need and start packing accordingly.
2. Get Organized
In order to save time, make sure all your belongings are organized before you begin packing them. This will also help reduce the number of times you have to search for something specific on your move.
3. Use Packages & Containers Wisely
If you have any large items or pieces of furniture that need special handling, don’t try to pack them yourself! Instead, take advantage of pre-packaged moving solutions or hire a professional mover to handle these items.
Tips For Packing
Follow these simple tips to save time, money, and stress on your move!
1. Make a list of everything you want for your move.
2. Pack as much as possible in reusable containers or packing cubes.
3. Label and pack fragile items carefully.
4. Bring only what is necessary for the trip, and leave any bulky items home.
5. Schedule a moving day free from rush-hour traffic to minimize road congestion and wear and tear on your vehicle.
6. Ask family, friends, or neighbors if they would help you move boxes and furniture while you are gone.
The average American moves about every seven years. And, each time, the process gets a little more stressful and time-consuming. Here are some tips to make your move less traumatic and more efficient:
1) Plan Ahead: Start planning your move as soon as possible. Start by creating a rough estimate of how much everything will cost and figure out what materials you’ll need. Once you have that information, start gathering your documents, for example, property ownership records, insurance policies, etc. You should make copies for easy reference as well.
2) Don’t Overpack: Make sure you don’t overpack. Leave some clothing and essentials at your old address if you have to stay there for a while until your new place is ready. Also, try to keep appliance and furniture packages to a minimum. You can buy these items once you’re settled in.
3) Organize Your Stuff: Once you’ve moved into your new place, take inventory of all the stuff you’ve brought over and organize it into logical categories, for example, clothing on one shelf, kitchen supplies on another, etc.