I’ve really been diving into information about moving lately and I’ve got so much on my mind. As you may know, I am in the process of starting my own moving business am looking into all the information I can.
I came across plenty of helping moving tips that I thought would be great for sharing, so here’s a list of 15 helpful moving tips that can help your move be smooth.
1. Get Started ASAP
Getting started early is a great idea. If you know you are going to be moving in about three months, do not wait to pack. Go ahead and start getting boxes, tape, labels, and even decide the type of movers you want to go with. Not everyone decides to have a moving business help them out, but it does come in handy when you have all those heavy boxes and furniture.
2. Pick the Right Vehicle
If you went with the movers, they will help you pick the right type of vehicle for your things. If you chose to go the solo route, you want to get a truck with enough room. You also will not want your things rolling around in the back so you want to get one that will neatly fit all of your possessions. Try not to get a vehicle with an open back, like a truck. If you are going a long way, you never know what kind of weather you will run into.
3. Take Inventory of Each Room
If you decided to get movers, this really helps out. Sometimes you can get movers that will pack your things for you in a more professional way. Taking inventory lets you know how many boxes you will need, what type of boxes, and even help with picking your vehicle type. There are also those FEW dishonest people that work for movers. The inventory will let them know you know what will be missing.
4. Confirm Your Route
Make sure you pick a good route to your new home. If it is not far away, you should not have a big problem. When the house is further away, things get a little harder. Picking a good route is very important. You do not want to be going through a downtown area during rush hour. See how long it will take to get there and try to pick routes with lesser traffic. Though you do not want to pick nothing but back roads either. They are easy to get lost on even with a GPS and the roads are sometimes thinner and unsafe for larger vehicle such as a moving truck.
5. Inform the Movers Whenever Possible
If you change anything in your plans, you need to inform your movers. Especially if you change plans while driving. Keeping them in the loop of things will help out and make sure that the vehicles stay together. Informing your movers of fragile items is an important thing to do as well. The more they know how important something is to you, the more they will take care of it in the end. Keeping them informed will make the move go a lot faster too.