So you’ve just bought a new home. That’s pretty exciting, until you realize the work involved in moving. From packing to unpacking, you will need an extra hand from a moving company. However, even if they are there to do the difficult tasks, there are a few things that only you can do. To make the experience roll along a whole lot smoother, use the following tips to your advantage:
If at all possible, show up at your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen. This will make taking a bath and getting meals ready after the move a whole lot easier. This is also the ideal time to bring over smaller essentials such as soap, shampoo, towels, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.
Label your boxes
Label your box down its side rather than on top. This will allow you to read the label even if the boxes are stacked. Aside from listing what’s in the box, label it with the room it’s intended for as well. You may also want to color code the boxes and the rooms with colored sticky tape to make it even more intuitive.
Book movers early
Most people plan their moves to coincide with the last day of the month. This can make this time rather hectic for moving companies that have built a reputation for customer satisfaction. To ensure that you secure a slot with the mover you prefer, always book them as early as possible.