Top ways to save time when you move
Whether you like to admit it or not, moving is one of the biggest household tasks there is and it can be very overwhelming for just about anyone. But if you can get a head start and planned your move beforehand, you can probably make it through unscathed and enjoy your new residence. Here are some tips to help you avoid a typical moving day disaster.
1 Be organized early
Don’t leaving things until the very last minute. Unless you have to pack up and leave immediately, chances are you have at least 30 days to draw out a plan and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Create a checklist and itemize everything you need to accomplish every week.
2 Plan your move strategy
Have you thought of how you’re going to get from point A to point B on the actual day? For shorter moves, you’ll either need to some very good friends with trucks or consider renting a truck for your moving day. If your family is huge or you’re moving over a long distance, you might want to hire the services of a professional moving company.
3 Keep your movers informed
Boxes are one thing, but when you get to the big, hefty stuff, it’s important to let your movers know what to anticipate. Talk with your moving company and tell them your requirements and expectations before booking. Your mover company need to be aware of all those small itty bitty details in order to assess your overall move time and cost. That consist of informing the company about any bulky items (like a piano or king-sized bed), access restrictions (small lift, narrow driveway) and whether you’ll need help with disassembly of furniture.
4 Choose the appropriate transportation
If you’re only moving over a short distance, you may be able to get away with making more than one trip. But if you aren’t, you’ll need to make sure you have the right size of truck to move all your things in one go. Picking the right size of truck is especially essential when moving farther away, as making several trips could take a longer time to complete your move and you can also end up with a bigger bill to pay.