Top 10 Moving Tips From Experts For Your Move

Moving Tips
Summary:The best way to moving is to start earlier, rather than later. You need a moving checklist to learn what to do as at when due. Pricing Van Lines wants to help make your move as painless as possible. Check out our moving tips, advice, and hacks to make your move manageable.

1. Dispose of everything:

Packing all your belongings into bags, boxes, and more can be daunting. Make it much easier on yourself by reducing clutter as much as you can. Before you pack the first box, perform a strict purge of unused or non-essential belongings. Your items to be packed, moved, and unpack will be reduced – and you will begin your new life in your new home with a fresh slate.

2. Create a moving folder:

Begin to gather new addresses, rent or buy papers, moving agreements, and more inside one folder. (Go for hardcopy, rather than digital storage, in case something happens to the device during the move.) If any questions arise during the planning phase or the actual move, you will have answers to give (and records of payments, agreements, and more) with you.

3. Pack as early in advance as possible:

Normally, you will know that you are moving (even if you don’t know the final destination yet) weeks or even months before then. Begin by packing off-season belongings and the belongings you won’t need till you reach your destination. If you are moving during summer, you can pack up your winter coats in advance, and possibly books as well as other occasional belongings. When the time to move is here, many belongings will already be set to travel, thereby reducing your stress.

Read  How and What to Pack First When Moving

4. Book early:

You need to book early if you are hiring a moving company, renting moving supplies, or hiring professionals like cleaners or painters to work on the house. Taking time to do so could cost you a higher price, or the inability to rent a moving truck or hire movers at all, especially if it’s a busy moving season.

5. Arrange utilities for your new home:

Immediately the dates are fixed, reach out to your utility companies to arrange service at your new home. You don’t want to get here, exhausted from the move, only to discover that the water, electricity, or heat is not connected. Arrange in advance, and note your requests in your moving folder. Also, get service disconnection for your move-out date at your old home.

6. Keep the necessities with you:

On the night that leads to your moving day, pack daily essentials – a change of clothes, essential stuffed animals or toys for your children, a toothbrush, paperwork, medications, and so on into a bag or suitcase you will travel within the car, on the plane, or the truck cab. If the unexpected happens and the moving truck is nowhere to be found, you will at least have some necessities with you.

7. Invest in equipment:

A few days before your big move, gather supplies. You don’t want to rush to the store amid packing moving boxes or while ensuring everything is moved out of the house. Send order to buy packing tape, adhesive bandages, box cutters, permanent markers, paper towels, as well as trash bags. If they are not completely used during the move, you will still have use for them later. For larger relocation equipment, try renting moving tools from a relocation company.

Read How to Choose the Best Moving Supplies 

8. Rent a moving truck with a loading ramp:

If you are moving using the DIY option, you need a moving truck with a ramp. Renting a truck without a ramp may be cheaper, but the stress of lifting each box and furniture item high enough to enter the moving truck will increase your time and sore muscles to your move.

Packing Tips for your Move

1. Use boxes of the right size:

When you pack books for your move, pack them or other heavy belongings inside small moving boxes; light items, such as linens and pillows, can be packed inside bigger boxes. Large moving boxes that contain heavy belongings are a popular complaint of professional movers. They make the job of the mover harder and also increase the chance of breaking.

Read Complete Guide To Moving Boxes

2. Place heavier goods on the bottom of boxes and lighter goods on top:

If you are loading the moving truck yourself, be sure to first pack your heaviest boxes, closer to the front of the truck, for balance.

3. Avoid leaving empty spaces in the moving boxes:

Block the empty spaces with towels, clothing, or packing paper. Movers usually won’t transport boxes that feel unbalanced or loosely packed.

4. Don’t mix goods from various rooms in the same box:

It will ensure your packing is done quicker and make your unpacking much easier as well.  

5. Label all moving boxes with the room they will be delivered to and add a description of its contents:

This will assist you and your movers to know exactly where each box belongs in your new home. Labeling each box and keeping an inventory list on a notebook is a better way to monitor the items you’ve packed – and to ensure you still have all your items when you unpack.

6. Tape your moving boxes properly:

Use some pieces of tape to seal the bottom and top seams, then apply one of the techniques of your movers – making few wraps all around the top and bottom edges of the box, where weight is focused.

7. If you are moving costly art, find out about special crating from your movers:

Know exactly how to pack for moving to make sure it is safe. Make sure you don’t wrap oil paintings inside the regular paper as they will stick. When you pack your pictures in preparation for moving, use masking tape to make an X across the glass to increase the strength and to firmly hold it if it shatters. Then use paper or bubble wrap to cover the pictures and keep them in a frame box, placing a piece of cardboard between individual framed pieces for more protection.  

8. Take special care when packing the kitchen for your move:

Packing the kitchen needs various types of items. Research on how to pack dishes and trick to pack glass top for a move: wrap each dish in packing paper, then wrap bundles of 5 or 6 together using more paper.

Do not pack dishes flat, but on their sides. And use enough bunched-up paper as padding up and down. Cups and bowls are better packed inside one another, with paper placed as dividers, and wrapped in a bundle of 3 or 4. Pack all items in dish-barrel boxes. When you pack fragile items for a move, use a moving box with cardboard dividers to help cover the glasses, and wrap them in enough layers of paper for protection.

Read How To Pack Dishes, Plates, & Glassware For Moving

9. Arrange your wardrobe:

There are just a few different options available when packing clothes for a movie – you can fold clothes and pack them in suitcases, cardboard boxes, or even leave them inside the dresser (if it doesn’t increase the weight of the dresser too much). You can use a special wardrobe box for hanging clothes so that you can hang your clothes directly in it.

10. Find out how to pack a TV for a move:

Some movers treat televisions like any other furniture items, using quilted furniture pads to wrap them. However, Plasma TVs need special wooden crates for transport if you don’t have their original box and can be damaged if you lay them flat. If you decide to pack yourself, box up your TV twice, setting the box that housed the TV into another box that you’ve pre-padded with packing paper.

Read Tips To Transport A Flat Screen TV