In the real estate world, it’s all about “location, location, location.” When it comes to your household or office move, the emphasis is on “prepare, prepare, prepare.” Might sound a tad over-exaggerated, but the more prepared you are before a move, the smoother, faster and more efficiently it will go. In short, if you want to save time and money on your move, plan ahead!
Here are a few tips to get you started, courtesy of Starving Students, a company that’s been helping people move since 1973:
- Find a Professional Moving Company and schedule your move. Do research. Call and ask questions. Tell them what you have, how many rooms, etc. Get some quotes and go with the company your trust most to move your personal goodies.
- Start getting rid of things. Let’s face it, “stuff happens.” The longer you’ve lived in a place, chances are you’ve accumulated way more stuff. The question is, do you really need some if it, and more importantly, do you want to take it with you to your new, uncluttered place? Yeah, it might be hard to part with sweatpants you wore in college or those magazines that are gathering dust. Maybe you can sell some of it on eBay? In any case, moving gives you a great chance to lighten the load.
- Packing time! Once you’ve figured out what you want to take, now it’s time to get a bunch of boxes and start to pack. It will make the moving job go so much faster if everything is packed. Also, this is a good time to take special precautions when packing fragile and/or items very valuable to you. If you can’t pack things, let your movers know well in advance so they can bring boxes and packing materials, as well as carve out the extra time to help you.
- Take a few items over to the new place if you can. This will again, save some time on your move. Items to consider taking over are things that are extra fragile and valuable, like computers, monitors, etc. Maybe take over a few boxes of clothes and shoes.
These tips will help with the move, but be sure to discuss with your movers.