The house is sold and the closing date is set. It is time to set about readying your current house for a move. For some, this simply means packing boxes and hauling them from one place to another – but thinking about moving day this way can create its own host of problems. Moving day can be hectic – we all know this – so we thought we’d provide you with some tried, tested, and true moving day tips to make the transition that much easier.
Create a pre-move floor plan. You know the furniture you currently have, so set out how you want it set up in your new home. This will save you a ton of time when moving things on moving day. Instead of having to oversee the transfer, you can just have your plan available for those helping you out and they can follow it without having to consult with you on every piece of furniture. This is especially helpful when you have a moving company doing most of the work for you.
Label your boxes – perhaps a common sense approach to packing, but being a bit more specific can make things that much more stress-free. For example, if a box is headed to the master bedroom closet, label it as such, rather than just master bedroom. And don’t forget to label those boxes containing breakable goods as fragile.
Make arrangements for kids and pets. Whether it is the family cat or young children, neither should be around on moving day. Not only will they be painfully bored, their required supervision can make the day even more chaotic. Make sure that you have made provisions to have anyone that needs looking after, looked after, and out of your hair.
Secure the services of a moving company. Sure, it may not seem like a big deal, hiring a truck or relying on friends to contribute – but why bother? Avoid the hassle and enlist a team of professionals to do all of the work for you – and then you can just sit back and relax without breaking your back. Just make sure that you go with a trusted company, one with a solid, reliable reputation – don’t just choose the cheapest offering from the internet (after all, anyone with a large enough truck can offer moving services – it doesn’t mean that they know what they are doing!).
This moving day, stop worrying and use these moving day tips to get down to business. Bradford Moving and Storage has you covered. Count on us to make your moving day a breeze. Call us today at 1-800-263-3281.