Moving is a long process that takes time and planning. Whether this is your first move or you have a few under your belt, remaining organized is always a challenge.
In order to stay on track, we have compiled a list of important questions you should ask yourself throughout the moving process.
1. When is the best time of year to move?
Depending on where you are relocating, the answer to this question could determine what day you decide to pack up. If your move is flexible, consider the weather in your desired destination and the area (moving to a busy street in a city during a hurricane isn’t a lot of fun!)
Give yourself plenty of time to research the housing market and don’t hesitate to ask locals if there is a particular time of the year that is ideal for moving. Research is your friend.
2. Do I really need this?
Once you have nailed down a date, it is time to think about the packing process! For some people, this is a great opportunity to declutter. For others, this begins the agonizing process of mulling over whether that box of old memories should make the trek.
When it comes time to start evaluating your belongings, begin with the easy stuff. Create a pile for “must-haves,” “maybes,” and “toss.” Then, go through your maybes pile; perhaps you don’t need all of those winter coats if you plan on migrating down south? Not only will cutting back feel good, it will decrease moving costs and time spent packing!
3. Can I perform a self-move?
Now that you have completed a personal inventory of your belongings, you should consider if a professional moving team is necessary. If your things fit into a few boxes and your new mailbox is a couple blocks away, you are probably in the clear! Although if you have accumulated large bulky items and are preparing for a long-distance move, it’s time to put your feelers out there for a reliable moving service.
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4. How do I choose the right movers for me?
Selecting the right moving team can be difficult; however, it really boils down to seeking out a moving company that is trustworthy and professional. Start by taking a look at their reviews. If they have received a substantial amount of recent praise, fill out their contact form and wait for a quote!
In the meantime, check out their website and browse through their list of moving services.
5. How do I organize a successful moving day?
Once you have assessed your moving timeframe, organized your belongings and considered a professional moving service, it is time to prepare for the actual day.
As long as you have good support system on move day and have remained organized with our tips, you will be just fine. Happy moving!