8 Tips for Moving Your First Time
Nobody likes moving, which is why hiring the right moving company is one of the most important parts of the process. If you live in Fayetteville, North Carolina and are planning to move your home or your business, then we hope that you give us a call. We would love to do whatever we can to make your move as easy as possible for you, and offer a wide range of services including packing as well as long-distance moves. If you have a move coming up in your near future, then please pay attention to the following moving tips, they really can make things much easier for you.
1. Hire An Experienced And Reputable Moving Company
Moving is hard work. In fact, it’s back-breaking work. That’s why hiring experienced movers is one of the smartest moves you can make. While hiring movers is an expense, it’s an expense that is well worth it when you think about how much time and effort a moving company will save you.
2. Plan Ahead
Whether you are moving your home or your business the key to reducing the amount of stress involved is to plan things out in advance and give yourself plenty of time to move. If you want a really stressful moving experience then feel free to wait to the last minute and work at a frantic pace in order to get your property out of the building you are moving from in time. Or, be smart, plan ahead, and make the moving process much easier on yourself.
3. Get Plenty Of Supplies
If there’s one thing worse than moving, it’s having to stop what you are doing in the middle of the moving process to go and get more supplies. This all ties back into planning ahead. Boxes, tape, and rope are not that expensive so it’s much better to have more supplies than you need than to have to waste time going on a supply run in the middle of a move.
4. Newspaper Is Your Friend
If you have fragile items then you need to ensure that they are properly protected during your move. Even if you hire the best movers in the business, they will end up breaking fragile items that are not properly packed. This is where newspaper comes into the picture. You can go outside of any store and pick up free magazines printed on newsprint, or just save your old newspapers, and use them to wrap your fragile belongings.
5. Labels Are Essential
When you move there are some things you are going to need right away, and there are other things that you can unpack at your leisure. When you have a bunch of boxes unloaded in your new home or business the only way to know what’s an essential box and what can wait, is to have them properly labeled. If you don’t label your boxes then it’s a pretty safe bet that you are going to end up regretting it later.
6. Communicate With Your Movers
Movers are there to help you, so take advantage of that. Make sure that you communicate with them and explain which boxes you are going to need immediate access to so that they can put them in a place you can easily get to. Of course, this only works if you followed the previous tip and labeled your boxes.
7. Don’t Load Valuables Into The Back Of A Moving Truck If It Can Be Avoided
If you have jewelry, cash in a safe, or any other type of obviously valuable belongings that are small enough to go with you instead of in the back of a moving truck, then take them with you. The last thing you want is to have some expensive jewelry end up damaged or lost while being transported in the back of the moving truck.
8. Unload Your Furniture And Pack The Contents Separately
If you really want to keep the movers you hire on good terms with you, then do them a favor and pack up any contents in a desk, dresser, or any other type of furniture in separate boxes. Not only will leaving furniture full of contents make them heavier, it will also increase the chances of something getting shaken up and damaged. So help your movers out and empty out anything that is in any of your furniture.