How can you make residential moves easier on yourself and your family?
It is very common for individuals and families to make residential moves to other areas of the country for jobs, to be closer to family, or for all sorts of other reasons. But those moves can be stressful and difficult if you don't think them through and plan ahead.
Fortunately, there is plenty you can do in order to make your residential move more efficient. Here are 3 packing tips to get you started on the right track:
- Make Sure You Start Packing Up Your Home Early
- Boxes of a Uniform Size Make Moving a Household Easier
- Talk with Your Moving Company Ahead of Time for Your Household Move
Don't wait until the last minute before you start packing. The chances are high that a lot of things in your home are items you want to keep but that you really don't use every day. If it's sentimental or seasonal, you can pack it up so it’s ready to move and out of the way.
As your moving date draws closer, keep thinking about what else you can pack up. The more you have in boxes, the easier it will be when you actually start to pack up the last things and get them onto the truck.
If you have a jumble of boxes and totes, it can be harder to fit them all in together. That could take up more space, and cost more. Instead, consider:
Buying boxes that are all one size, or only specific sizes.
Working with a moving company to provide boxes
Having a professional pack your things (you can still start early).
Just like you shouldn't wait until the last minute to pack, you also want to start talking to your moving company early on in the process. That can help you schedule things better, get the moving date you want or need, ensure you can get your questions answered and make any adjustments needed to avoid last minute surprises.
When you are ready for more information regarding how to make your residential move easier, reach out to our team of moving experts at Nilson Van & Storage.