If you are moving soon, you might be looking for some advices to make sure everything goes well. Indeed, moving is not an easy task and when not prepared, it can be disastrous. However, when you follow some guidelines, you can make sure everything goes well. Here we present you 5 tips and tricks to make sure your move is successful.
1. Prepare a moving calendar
Before a move, it is important that you keep track of time to make sure everything is ready for the big day. First, you might want to start organizing your move in advance. Some things can be done months before your actual move and this will make room for other important tasks that cannot be done too much in advance. For example, if you need a mover, you’ll want to start looking for quotes earlier than later. Moving companies are quite busy (especially during the high season) and are booked months in advance. By contacting them earlier, you’ll have more choice and the time to think about the one you want. Another thing you can do months in advance is getting rid of items that you know you don’t want to bring to your new place.
Then, if you create a calendar with goals and due dates, it’ll be easier to make sure you don’t have everything to do at the last minute.
2. Have a budget for your move
Moving can be quite expensive. Whether it is a local move, or a long-distance move, it comes with costs such as movers or trucks, moving equipment, boxes, etc. It is important to have a look at your finance and know what you can afford or not. Preparing a budget will help you to do that.
However, if you feel like your move is going to cost more than you can afford, you might want to look for a personal loan. Also, remember that surprise can happen. It is important to calculate a cushion in your budget in case of any unexpected event.
3. Sort everything out before your move
Moving is a good time to look at what you have and sort it out. With time, we accumulate a lot of things, whether it is clothes, decorations, kitchen tools that we don’t use as often as we thought we would, etc. It is a great time to sort it out because you won’t have to bring it to your new place. If you are hiring movers, this means they will have less objects to move and therefore, your move will take less time. Movers often charge by the hour, so the shorter your move is, the less it’ll cost.
Plus, if those items are still good, they could make someone happy. When sorting your things, think of what can go to charities, or friends. It gives a second life to those objects and facilitate your move. If some items are simply no good anymore, you can also look into junk removal services. It is an easy way to get rid of many items at once that you don’t use and take too much place.
4. Use the services of a moving concierge
If you are not sure what to do, start by looking for a free moving concierge. But first, what is it? A moving concierge is a service available to help you organize your move. Your personal concierge will help you with tasks such as receiving quotes from movers or booking a truck. They can also give you advice on where to start, what not to forget, etc. They use a centralized form, this way, they can help you find movers near you, Internet service providers available at your new address, help you with your address change, etc.
By using the services of a moving concierge, you will have access to a ton of resources such as articles and checklists. They also have a large network of service providers to help you find the best for you, at the best price.
5. Use moving checklists
Checklist are an easy tool to make sure you don’t forget anything. Plus, you can use them for almost everything. A checklist for your address change, one for packing, one for all the different small tasks you must do. Checklists are practical because you can easily see what is left to do and make sure you’re ready for the big day. What is also useful is that you can find checklist online, so you don’t have to waste time making them. You will just have to add a few points that are specific to you and your move. It is a simple, but effective tool that we often forget.
Here are 5 advices to help you be ready for your move. Whether you’ll need movers, or you’ll do everything by yourself, there are few things you can do to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. Keep in mind that time an organization are keys to a successful move.