Transferring home locations is a tough and tiring activity especially if you are dealing with tons of stuff including huge furniture. It takes organizing and planning skills and a good deal of patience.
Hundreds of families move every day and many of them experience disruptions in the process. Aside from it being tiresome, moving also means spending and that means, you should also be wise enough to make budget-friendly decisions.
Below, we have gathered tips on moving smoothly without having to spend too much.
• Plan the Move
To reduce the complexity of the whole process, break it down into weeks. If you have two months to prepare, for example, spend the first two weeks finding the cheapest and shortest route to take when moving. You may also want to do an estimate of the expenses (including taxes) you would incur in the process. Start packing by checking your closets and getting rid of anything that is no longer needed.
You will need to do the packing week per week, starting with the tiniest and the most important items then to the bigger ones. Get a piece of paper or a calendar and do the plotting: “Week 1: Essentials, Documents, Favorite Items, etc.; Week 2: Clothes…” and so on. Separate the stuff you don’t need as they will just occupy space that you can use for more important items. You can also sell or donate them.
Do this and you will be surprised on how manageable the whole process will be. Also, remember to start early so you can still make adjustments to your schedule should problems arise.
• Pack them Right!
Separate the valuables from the regular items when packing. It is important to do this to avoid breakage and other damages. Buy boxes from the nearest stores and label each of them on the sides so you will know each box’s contents.
In packing small valuables such as items made of glass, fill the box with cloth or anything thick and soft. Another tip: place plates or records into the boxes horizontally.
• Hire Movers
Hiring movers will make the process easier. Imagine carrying your favorite upright piano with your kids and breaking it. Disastrous!
• Rent Portable Storage
To ease the move, you may rent or purchase moveable containers where you can store your things. In this case, we at the Moveable Container Storage can give you good options.
You may visit our site, moveablecontainer.com, for further information.
With a portable container, storing your all your things in one place will make the job of moving easier. Having one means you won’t have to divide which stuff should be taken in which car. Store everything in one place – get them all in one place. It will save you effort and time.
Of course, it is important that the container you purchase fits your needs. It should also be in good condition. At MCS, we can help by giving you an option to have your container delivered with a security lock box affixed to the doors. Moreover, our weather-resistant, ground level containers made of steel can work perfectly when it comes to managing space. You can get to know us more at moveablecontainer.com.
• Protect your Special Items
If possible, take them with you. You may put them in your car. You wouldn’t want to regret later.
If you are storing your things in a portable container, most of our fleet offering containers come with highly secure lock box. You will find more information about this on our website at moveablecontainer.com.
• And Lastly, Clean, Clean, Clean!
Clean your house without hiring a cleaning company. This way, you can save money. Free a day or two in your schedule to do this. Make sure to remove all dirt and your possessions to create a positive impression to its new owners.
Once you are all done and you have moved already, celebrate your new life in your new home. Create a fresh and homey atmosphere by decorating it after you have unloaded and installed your stuff.
Moving can prove to be a challenging task, but with an organized process, you can make everything efficient. On our website, moveablecontainer.com, you will find several articles related to moving or relocating.