Moving from one home to another can be a chaotic event. Not only are you focused on closing the deal on your new property, but now you have to find a way to get all of your dressers, clothes, and valuables out of one building and into another. While you can convince your friends to help lift heavy couches and boxes for you, there is so much more that goes into moving. So much so that it’s easy to overlook some of the crucial things you need to remember. At Champion Movers, we offer full moving services to all of our clients, but there are still a few things that should be taken care of before our team of expert movers arrives. Here is what to remember when moving:
Label Boxes According To Each Room
First, make your life easier while you are packing so that once you get to your new place, you know exactly what goes where. Labeling boxes according to each room that they belong in will do the packing and unpacking easy. Not only will this help you know where to set boxes down in your home (leaving your common areas clear of clutter) it will prioritize how you pack.
When you pack, always start with the items that you don’t immediately need regularly. That usually means that you should pack your garage, storage closet, or items that belong in a hope chest. From there, you can pack up the remaining non-essentials and, finally, the essentials you need, like dishes and clothes, for a few days while you unpack the rest of your belongings.
An organized move can go a long way in helping you keep your head together, and it shouldn’t be overlooked.
Remove Heavy And Fragile Items From Dressers And Cabinets
While it’s not required that you throw all of the clothes that live in your dressers into a box for the move, it would be wise to remove anything heavy or fragile from them. When your belongings are placed into a truck as you get ready for the move, you run the risk that your items might become damaged. While you can purchase insurance to cover the move, sometimes there are fragile items in those dressers and cabinets that can’t be replaced.
It’s important to remove anything that you think could get broken in the move and pack those separately. The last thing you want is for your old dresser to break during the move and with it grandma’s vase.
Make Sure There Is Enough Parking For The Moving Truck
Once you are all packed up and ready for your team of champion movers to arrive, you need to make sure that there is enough parking for them to load up the moving truck. If you live in a residential neighborhood, you may have to ask your neighbors for permission beforehand. Additionally, you may have to reserve parking in front of your apartment building from the city or the property owners. This is important to do upon pick up and delivery of your items. Failure to provide enough parking for your moving truck can mean that you have to pay fees for your belongings needing to be moved a farther distance from the truck into your new home.