Easy Home Relocation And Packing Tips
Congrats on your new home! Now you just have to figure out how you’re going to pack and move everything without breaking the bank, your fragile lamp, or your back.
How do we know these tips will make your move dead simple?
We asked expert movers, packers, and professional organizers to share their best tips.
Get rid of everything.
Okay, maybe not everything, but the more unused and unnecessary items you eliminate from your home, the less stuff you’ll have to pack up, haul across town, unload, and organize.Be ruthless with your stuff. That coat you think is cute but haven’t worn in four months? Donate it.
The very first coffee maker you ever bought that flavors your morning brew with little pieces of rust? Trash it.
Doing a massive preliminary purge will have the single biggest impact on the efficiency and ease of your entire packing process.
Sort things by category.
Instead of spending a day cleaning out your entire bedroom, spend an afternoon sorting through every article of clothing you own.
Scour every coat closet, dirty clothes hamper, and laundry room until you’ve got all your clothes in one place. Then sort.
Do the same thing for books, shoes, important papers, and the like.
Schedule a free donation pickup.
Save yourself a trip to your local Goodwill and schedule. In addition to picking up and storing practically anything (including furniture), we’ll also pick up your donation and drop it off to Goodwill — at no extra charge.
Set aside stuff to sell.
You probably have a few items you no longer want, but would love to get a little money for. If that’s the case, set these items aside and determine where you can sell them.
If it’s furniture, Craigslist might be your best bet. If it’s brand name clothing, you could try or a local consignment store.
Research professional Home Relocation companies.
Research is never fun. Yelp and Google will overwhelm you with the sheer volume of choices for household moving companies to hire, but don’t give in to the pressure and pick the first four-star rating you see.
A moving company can often make or break your entire moving experience, so it’s important to get it right. The more effort you put into finding a reputable company with excellent customer service ahead of time, the less hassle you’ll have on moving day.
Some Help Tips on Office Relocation
Donate Office Equipment and Items You Do Not NeedNow is a great time to part with old phones, copiers, printers, PC’s and office furniture– even office supplies, that you no longer need or want. Why pay for moving items you do not need when you can recycle them and get a tax break when you donate to a registered charity?
If You Are Moving Yourself Start Packing EarlyNever wait until the last minute. If you are moving your own business, start packing items you do not use on a regular basis as soon as possible. Most people severely underestimate the time it takes to pack by several days. If you have a large inventory of items to go through adding several weeks to how long you think it will take to pack items. If you want to save on packing costs, consider purchasing used boxes and packing supplies.
If You Are Hiring A Moving CompanyIf you are planning on hiring a mover call Rapid Office relocation services, call at least one to two months in advance. Be sure to get several price quotes and ask for proof of insurance. If the moving company is packing for you, remember that most moving companies do not make decisions for you – they pack everything – including trash cans with trash in them and will merely unplug a refrigerator and move it with food inside. Be sure to take care of all perishable items yourself, or you could end up with rotting food and garbage.