Welcome back to our blog here at Care More Movers! If you’ve never moved from one home to another before, you’re probably wondering if you’re missing anything or if there’s something you should be taking care of before moving day. And believe us, there are many things that you can be doing in order to make your life a little easier come moving day. At the end of the day, your move will only go as smoothly as your meticulous planning and choices allow it to. Read on to learn 13 things you need to do before move out day.
Find The Right Home
Of course, the first step to having a successful move is simply finding the right home to move in to. Start by nailing down the most important aspects of a home to you, then you can start to narrow down your house search by cost, location, and quality. Another thing to think to start thinking about is the kind of neighborhood you want to live in. This can be almost as important as the house itself.
Get Rid Of Things
Your next step should be to start clearing things out of your home that you don’t need. You should start doing this early on because chances are, there’s a lot more junk in your home than you first realize. You may find it helpful to have a runoff dumpster delivered by your local waste disposal company, especially if you need to get rid of things that can’t be disposed of through normal trash pickup.
Create A Moving Inventory
The purpose of creating an inventory of the items in your home is so that you can better estimate how much moving expenses will be and how long the process will actually take. Go room by room and try to estimate how many boxes you’ll need for all your belongings. This is also a good time to start thinking about packing materials.
Update Your Calendar
Now that you know where you’re moving, you need to start putting your schedule together. One of the problems with moving is that many people find that plans change and they need to be flexible and adapt to the situation. Take this into account while you’re planning and leave some extra time in case something doesn’t go as planned.
Create A Budget
Something that’s almost as important as updating your calendar is creating a budget. Chances are, you’ve already carefully budgeted to pay for your new home and spent weeks planning out your budget for the next couple years. But don’t forget about the here and now. The moving process can be more costly than most people realize, so be sure to plan it carefully.
Pick A Moving Day
Choosing the right moving day is crucial for pulling off a move without a hitch. There are a lot of factors that can make your move more difficult such as traffic, having to take a day off work, or having to deal with other weekly activities like taking the kids to school. Try to create a list of all of these things and decide on a day based off of that. You should also be keeping a close eye on the weather to make sure it’s nice out on your moving day.
Take A Moment To Relax
Remember that it’s always okay to take a break from whatever you’re doing and do something relaxing. Although you may think it’s wise to put in as much work as possible, sometimes that’s not what’s healthy and you may experience burnout once moving day comes. Take a break even if it’s just a few minutes every day.
Contact Care More Movers
Whether you’re moving next door, across the city, or to the other side of the country, you need a mover that you can rely on. Fortunately, here at Care More Movers, we are dependable, experienced, and always ready to serve homeowners and businesses alike in our local community. If you’d like to learn more about us, please visit our site. Otherwise, get in touch with us today to start scheduling your move with us.