Things to Do Before Moving

Things to Do Before Moving

Congratulations on finding your new residence! Now it's time to consider everything that you need to do before your moving day. Sometimes moving can be complicated and could require special planning. We asked our professional movers and packers for their advice on some quick and easy tips that you can save you time and money. Planning for the move, after all, is essential.

Sort Your Items

A great way to get organized is by sorting out your items. Start by sorting by category, over sorted according to room. For example, take the time to sort through all the clothing in your home instead of spending an entire day focused on cleaning a specific room. Make sure that you go through your laundry room and other areas where you store clothing. Check your closets and hampers until you have put together all of your clothing. Now sort your clothes into various piles. You can do the same for your shoes, books, toys, documents, and other items.

Pick Wisely

It's wise to get rid of any items that you don't use any more. This will help to make your move easier because you will have fewer items to pack. Try to be as rigorous a possible when it comes to clutter. Items that haven’t been worn in a year. We recommend that you donate them to charity. Any items with you are keeping that don't work anymore, like a coffee maker that doesn't have the pot or items starting to rust, will need to be thrown out or sold at a yard sale.

Donations and Scheduling Pickup

We suggest that you schedule a donation pickup because this will save you time and money. For example, your local Salvation Army or church will pick up and store items in good condition, including furniture, appliances, and more. Most of these organizations do have a truck and staff that pick up on specific days. Generally, all you need to do is put the pickup items in boxes on your porch or near your doorstep. Then they will do the pickup at a designated time.

Make Some Money

If you have the patience and the time, consider selling your unwanted items. Go through all your stuff and decide which things you want to discard. Sort your items into two groups. The groups should include things that you want to bring and items that you want to sell. The good news is that you may be able to sell your clothing at a local consignment store. You can also use online tools like Facebook marketplace or Kijiji. Some people use eBay to sell their electronics, books, and other items.

Consider Hiring A Professional Mover

When searching for a moving company, keep in mind that not all moving companies are equal. In many instances, you get what you pay for. Make sure that you take the time to cross check multiple moving companies before you make your decision. Check reviews on Google and read them carefully. Take the time to find a company that has been in business for a long time. Ask your friends and family if they have recommendations and who they trust.

Try to avoid rogue movers. These are movers found online use an established moving companies’ names to trick customers into using their service. Avoid moving companies who use a cell phone number and a sketchy website. Unfortunately, some people that own a van call themselves professional movers. Always read the fine print before you commit or sign anything. Also, check the company’s refund and damage policies. For example, some moving companies may require that you pay upfront several weeks in advance.

Find the best date

We suggest that you hire a mover at least a month in advance. If your schedule is adaptable, pick the most affordable day of the month. Weekends are the busiest so you may want to pick a weekday. Sometimes the mover may offer you a discount.

The tips above will help your move go easier. We recommend that you hire Morrison Moving for a five-star quality move. We offer a variety of moving services including residential moving, full service moving, packing, storage, supplies, and plastic moving box rentals.

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