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3 Ways To Prepare For An Upcoming Move

Moving an entire household can be a difficult task. Hiring a moving company is a great way to help simplify, but there is so much prep work involved before they show up! Here are three ways you can help simplify moving day and pace yourself:

Hire The RIGHT Movers

A simple internet search will provide you with hundreds of moving and storage companies. The sheer number of options you find can be overwhelmingly hard to navigate. Finding the right movers is critical because you need someone you can trust with your belongings, timeline, and money. One of the most important things to look for is a moving company that is licensed and insured. You need them to be insured to protect yourself if any of your things were to be lost or broken during any part of the moving process. Make sure they are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Checking with the BBB will help you see if there are any formal complaints against the company and give you a good idea of past client's satisfaction ratings. 

Clean and Donate

Cleaning the house is such an important part of the moving process. Do not skip this step! You should start by going through every room in your house and making piles for donating or selling. You do not want to pay to move things you do not want or need. If you box up belongings that are disorganized, unwanted, or dirty, you are making a lot of work for yourself when it comes time to unpack in your new space. Moving costs are typically calculated by the space your things take up in a truck or by the final loaded weight. Don't take your unnecessary baggage with you because it can add up quickly! 

Have A Plan

Getting organized while packing things up to move is worth the work. Making sure boxes and bins are clearly labeled will help save a lot of time when you are unloading your belongings in your new space. You should also find labels that are easy to read. Well-labeled boxes will allow the movers to help take things to the rooms they belong in. This can save you a lot of time because things don't have to be moved multiple times.

Hire the right movers and take the time to do your research. Moving can be expensive, and you want to protect yourself financially. Take the time to purge and donate things before you move. Having a plan and taking the time to prepare for your upcoming move can make a huge difference in how your move goes. Start looking for a moving company today!