Moving is from one location to another is pretty common. You may be moving to be closer to work, or it could be that you need to move because you are in need of more space for your growing family. Whatever your reasons for relocating may be, the actual task of getting it done can be full of stress and confusion. Augusta Movers has some tips to help make your move easier and organized at the same time.
Plan Your Packing
Planning your move in advance will ensure that you suffer less stress during the actual move and that all of your things will get to your new home efficiently. Make a list of what you need for each room of your new home and compare that list with the things that you already own. Pack things according to the room they will go in, and make a separate list of things you still need to buy. Any unwanted items should be sold or donated to charity.
Make sure you set up your current utilities such as gas, water and electric to be cut off the day after you move out of your home. On the other hand, make sure that you have the same utilities set up to start at least 2 days prior to your anticipated move-in date. Make sure you also take care of your mail forwarding at least a month in advance and change your prescriptions to your new address. Your phone, cable and internet service should also be changed a week before you move.
Schedule Your Move
Book your moving company 2 to 3 months in advance to make sure they are available when you are ready to relocate. Make sure you keep them up to date on your total box and luggage count so they bring the right size truck for the job. Also, don’t forget to inform your family and friends of your new address.
Start packing at least 2 months before your move out date so you are not pressed for time. This will keep your stress levels down and reduce the chances of you leaving anything you really want behind. Pack your immediate needs in a separate box so that when you get to your new place you can unpack and arrange those items first.
Check Traffic & Weather
As you get close to your moving day, check the weather forecast to make sure that you will not end up moving in the rain or snow; this will give you a chance to reschedule if the weather is too bad. On moving day, check the traffic reports to see if you will need extra time to get to where you need to go.
How We Can Help
Relocation is never easy, but with the help of our properly trained moving staff here at Augusta Movers it doesn’t have to be stressful. We are always here to help when you need us, feel free to give us a call at (647) 783-8730 to find out more about our services or to set up a time for your moving project.