10 Helpful Tips When Moving Locally!

10 Helpful Tips When Moving Locally!

Have you finally decided to take the leap of faith and relocate? No matter how near or far you may be moving, the process of relocating is never easy. There is a lot of planning that goes into a successful move, and you need to prepare for a lot of time investment and energy drainage. If this is your first time moving, you probably don’t know where to start, and what to start with. And even if you’ve moved a few times before, you might already know that it doesn’t get much easier. However, our local moving experts at Bryn Mawr Movers have shared the top 10 tips that can make your upcoming local move much easier, less stressful and time-consuming.

1.      Find Movers

It can be a tough time to find movers that will provide you with the exact service they promise. Today, there are a lot of local moving companies that seem similar, offer similar services and at a similar price. You might be having a hard time picking a reliable local moving company that will also provide you with a moving service that fits your needs. The most important part of finding movers, is to look for a company that is licensed and insured. By hiring movers that aren’t, you risk having your relocation conducted by a team of movers that won’t be held accountable for your belongings or their condition once the move is completed. Finding reliable movers that are licensed and insured can easily put your moving worries to rest. Make sure to book your movers at least 4-6 weeks in advance, to ensure that they have availability on your desired move date.

2.      Make a Packing Plan

Making a plan for your upcoming packing process is a vital component to a successful relocation. Keeping the entire process organized and streamlined can provide you with a much faster move, resulting in less stress and much more energy that you can save once you have settled into your new home. Packing with a plan can make the entire process much simpler on your behalf, as this plan should also include the amount of packing supplies that you will be needing, how much time you intend on spending each day on packing, etc.

3.      Purchase Packing Supplies

Visit your local hardware store and gather the packing supplies you will be needing for your upcoming packing project. Boxes, bubble wrap, dish packs and other packing supplies are vital to keep your belongings safe during their handling and transit. You might want to score some free boxes at your local liquor store, or your local grocery store. As long as they are in good condition, they can be used, but we always advise our customers to purchase new boxes specifically made for moving as we always prioritize the safety of your belongings during the moving process.

4.      Least Used Rooms First

By starting the packing process in the rooms that you almost never use, such as your guest bedroom, attic or garage, you will minimize the risk of needing items from these rooms until your move is completed. When you complete the least used rooms, continue the packing process in the same fashion and leave your most used rooms unpacked until the last week before your move. Also keep in mind that items that you use every day and will probably be needing upon arrival at your new home should be left unpacked until the night before your move.

5.      Declutter

It can be hard to throw away items that hold sentimental value, but you need to know that this is the tip that might be most beneficial to your move on this entire list. By throwing away, selling or donating the items you no longer use, you will save a lot of time when packing, moving and unpacking your belongings and you can start fresh in your new home. By selling your unused valuables, you can also gather some money to fund your move.

6.      Find your TV box

Finding your TV box is one of the best ways to ensure its safe handling, transit and arrival at your new home. If you don’t have it anymore, you can always ask your movers for one if they do offer TV boxes during your move. We strongly suggest doing the same for every other electronic you might be moving, as putting them in their original boxes will provide them with the best form of protection during the moving process.

7.      First Night Kit

As previously mentioned, your essentials should be left unpacked until the last night before your move, or even the morning of. Pack your essentials into a tote, separate box, clear box or suitcase so you can have immediate access to these items once you settled into your new home. This includes a change of clothing, your toothbrush, medication, a box cutter, toilet paper etc.

8.      Gather your Boxes

This tip is one that you can skip as it does require some hassle on your end, but it is extremely helpful when you want to speed up the process of moving once your movers arrive. Placing your boxes in a specific area together can provide easy access to them for your movers, and will result in a much more efficient loading process – that will also result in you saving some money by cutting the time it took your movers to complete this phase of your move.

9.      Cancel your Utilities

Make sure to remember to give your service providers a call at least two weeks in advance to find out when you need to shut everything down. Doing the same for your new location is another vital task that should be found on your to-do list. You wouldn’t want to have to pay for someone else’s bills, right?

10.   Unpack Box by Box

Unpacking one box, and placing its contents around your home is a much more efficient way to go about the unpacking process that unpacking every single box and causing chaos in your new home. It will also seem much less intimidating, and much easier to complete than having your entire collection of valuables scattered around your home. Dive into the process of packing as soon as possible, and take it easy. Moving is exciting!

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