Are you planning to move in the near future? You will need to have all of your belongings and affairs in order before you start settling into your new home. Safebound Moving & Moving has some great moving tips and tricks to help you get ready for your big day. From packing tips for moving to advice on how to familiarize yourself with your new home, here are our West Palm Beach movers’ best tips for moving out.
1. Keep Your Belongings Organized
This is one of the most important packing tips for moving. Properly labeling and storing boxes in a central location will help you keep track of your belongings, and ultimately make your life easier once your boxes reach your new home. Label your boxes with stickers to help keep track of which room in your new home the box belongs in, as well as a list of the box’s contents.
Keep a master list of what has been packed and moved already and what has not, so you do not leave anything behind. Ensure that you have all the necessary packing supplies, including boxes, tape, labels, and bubble-wrap, before you start the packing process. You can order packing supplies directly from Safebound Moving & Storage!
2. Make Moving a Team Effort
Our moving company in Palm Beach County does a lot of work when completing a move. From packing up boxes, to having them shipped or driven to your new home, and then unpacking those boxes – moving is a task that cannot be done alone. Whether you are doing your own packing or have chosen a fully DIY move, ask your friends or family for help on moving day.
Any amount of assistance can make the process of moving that much easier, whether they offer to help load the moving truck or bring snacks for you and your assembled team. Be sure to plan far enough in advance and set a definite moving date so those who have offered to help you move can keep their schedules free on that day. Of course, the most convenient way is to hire professional South Florida movers to be part of your team!
3. Acquaint Yourself With Your New Home
Being as prepared as possible is one of the more effective tips for moving out. One way to prepare yourself is to visit the new home or office you will be moving into before your big moving day. If that is possible for you, familiarizing yourself with your new home can include the interior and exterior spaces of your home, as well as your street and neighborhood. Even if you can’t physically visit, you can still do some background research. If you are new to town, contact the local government office or Chamber of Commerce to access insider information on your area.
Often, these authorities will provide you with important information about the city, town, or neighborhood – things like the local police station, library, parks, and even where you can get your driver’s license. It is also a good idea to do your own research about your new home to find out highly recommended places to eat or where the best shopping districts are.
4. Notify Important Parties of Your Move
It is easy to get swept up in packing boxes and wrapping up bulky furniture items, but it is important that you do not let the little things slip through the cracks. Plan to stop at your local post office at some point to have your address changed. Contact your phone, cable, internet, heat, and electric providers and inform them of the move. Contact utility providers in the location you are relocating to and have them turn on power and water in your new home by your move-in date.
Cancel any subscriptions to newspapers or magazines and have things like money in bank accounts or prescriptions at pharmacies transferred to a branch closer to your new home. Finally, if you are moving far, don’t forget to say goodbye to friends and family. Make sure you have ways to stay connected to the important people in your life.
5. Get Rid of the Excess
Moving is an ideal time to declutter your belongings. Typically, the fewer items you end up loading up into a moving truck and having transported, the less you will have to spend on moving expenses. Take an inventory of all your belongings and think about those items that you do not use or no longer require.
Things that haven’t been used in a year, worn out or broken items, and items that no longer “spark joy” can go. Donate old or gently used items like furniture, electronics, and clothing to local charities. To make some extra money and offset the costs of a move, hold a yard sale to get rid of unwanted or unused items.
Contact Us for Even More Moving Tips!
If you have any questions about the moving process, check our out Moving Help FAQ page. For even more helpful moving tips and tricks, contact us or give Safebound Moving & Storage a call at (844) 868-5358! If you are ready to schedule a move, ask for a free moving estimate. One of our associates will gladly help you.