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5 Steps to Make Your Move Easier

Admin | April 7, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

5 Steps to Make Your Move Easier

Step 1. Make a budget

Once you’ve decided to move, it is important to decide how much you’ll want to spend on your move. This will help you make decision such as choosing between movers or a DIY move. It is also important to consider other costs, such as storage, moving boxes, moving equipment, etc.

Having a budget will impact all your decisions and help you keep track of your expenses. It is important to know right away how much you can allocate for your move.

Step 2. Find the right movers, truck rental or storage unit company for you

If you choose to opt for movers, it will be important to do some research and request quotes from many movers. This will help you choose the ones that corresponds to your needs and budget.

When looking for a mover, you can look at online reviews, accreditation and services offered.

If you prefer a DIY move, it will be important to do the same but with truck companies.

In all cases, as soon as you have chosen, you will need to book your mover or rental truck to make sure you have them on your moving day.

If you’ll need storage, make sure you look at all the different services provided by storage companies to make sure you find the one right for you. Also take the time to look at online reviews and awards. For example, StoragePro was nominated as one of the best storage units in Sacramento by MovingWaldo!

Step 3. Start packing as soon as you can

Packing can take quite a while; we suggest you start as soon as you can. For example, you can start packing out of season items or things you don’t often use. This way, you won’t keep everything at the last minute, and this will make a big difference on your moving week!

You can even create a schedule to make sure to stay on track.

Step 4. Start your changes of addresses 3 to 4 weeks before you move

Address changes can be a nightmare, however, when you start early, it allows you to do them one at a time rather than all of them the same day. This will also allow you to make sure that none falls between two cracks.

Also, using pre-made address change checklist is a great way to make sure you don’t forget anything!

Step 5. Contact all your moving service providers a week before the big day

Finally, to make sure everything goes smoothly, you should contact all the companies you’ll need during. For example, if you opt for a moving company, you should call them to confirm the date and time they’ll be at your home. If you reserve a storage unit, you should also call them to make sure they are ready for your arrival. This will prevent you from bad surprises!


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