Moving to a new home can be a very exciting experience. It can also be extremely stressful. There is a lot to remember and much to do. Fortunately, diligent planning and follow through will ensure a smooth and seamless process. If you want to know how to ensure a smooth move day, the following tips will definitely help.
Don’t wait until the last minute to start cleaning out clutter. A lot of people think that it will be easiest to get rid of their old, unwanted items and pack up their cherished belongings at once. Instead, you should treat stored clutter as a separate issue entirely. In fact, this is something that you should work on eliminating as soon as you know you’re moving.
Clear out your closets, basements and attic while getting rid of items that you haven’t used in two or more years and aren’t likely to use again in the future. You don’t have to throw these items away. You can donate them to local thrift stores or you can even set up a virtual garage sale online. Hosting a traditional yard sale will allow you to collect some extra cash to offset your moving expenses while simultaneously giving you the opportunity to say goodbye to your neighbors.
When hiring a moving company, be sure to reach out and schedule your moving services several weeks in advance. If you make these arrangements two to four weeks ahead of your actual move, you won’t have any scheduling conflicts and can be sure to source enough quality labor for getting the job done. Taking care of these things in advance will also give you the best opportunity to determine the type and amount of support you need.
Be sure to complete a change of address form as soon as you know your new forwarding address. It is best to get this done at least one full week ahead of your move-in. This way, you won’t miss out on any important mail deliveries. This is something that you can do at a local post office, or you can complete a change of address form online.
Keep your cleaning supplies out rather than packing these up. This will allow you to go through each room and restore it to optimal condition before turning your keys in. You should also hire a cleaning company if you have a deposit that you want returned or new tenants moving in. They can handle all of the tough stuff so that you can focus on getting ready for your new home.
Change or cancel any subscriptions that you have to newspapers or magazines. Updating your address early on will allow the providers of these services to route all forthcoming issues to your new home. You also want to switch all utility services over or cancel them outright if you are making a long distance move and will be working with all new providers in your new location.
Be sure to clean out and defrost your fridge and to take special care in cleaning your stove, and oven. These are also chores that a professional cleaning service can tackle for you. With careful preparation and attention to detail, not only will you have a problem-free move, but you’ll also be able to leave your former residence in pristine condition.
All the best,
The We Like To Move It, Move It Team
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Lynnwood, WA 98037
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