4 Moving Tips to Help You With Moving

Written By

Machaela Casey

Moving can be overwhelming. There are so many details to think about, and all of them are equally important. How can you keep track of everything? Try these tips to help.

1. Declutter

The moving process starts before you even pack. Decluttering is one of the top packing tips for moving. Getting rid of stuff means you will have fewer belongings to keep track of and less stuff to move overall. Plus, it feels good to get rid of stuff you no longer want or need. You can start off fresh in your new home with only the items that you truly want to have. Make sure to make piles for garbage, donations, and things to sell. And make sure to save to your donation receipts to save a little dough on your taxes!

2. Take Photos

Just in case, it’s always a good idea to take photos of fragile or valuable items before you move them. That way, if something happens to them, it will be easy to file an insurance claim and get compensation. Or, if something needs to be repaired, it will be easy to restore it to its former glory.

3. Keep a Separate Box or Suitcase for Essentials

On moving day you will need to keep your important documents close by. Keep your birth certificate, passport, social security card, and other identification documents on your person. Keep large amounts of cash with you too, as well as family heirlooms or nice pieces of jewelry. Movers are trustworthy but you should always be responsible for these types of items, especially if they are irreplaceable.

4. Check Everything

Before you leave, check all corners, cabinets, drawers, and every nook and cranny to make sure you didn’t leave anything behind. You’d be surprised what new homeowners have found in their kitchen drawers. Make sure to clean up after yourself too. Leaving things spic and span for the next residents is the right thing to do. You don’t even have to do the cleaning yourself. You can always hire a cleaning crew to get the job done for you.

If you’re moving soon and you need some help, give us a call or send us an e-mail. We can help you figure out what you need for your next move. Keep reading here for more moving tips and tricks to help you with your relocation.