While the idea of moving to a new home or office is definitely exciting, the actual act of moving is quite the opposite. In fact, many people will say that the moving experience is one of the most stressful experiences they have ever been through. So it is no wonder that when moving day arrives, most people are looking to get the process done as quickly as possible.
Here are 3 tips to make the moving process go faster:
1. Preparation and Organization
The more prepared you are before the move happens, the faster you will be finished and enjoying your new home. This means starting 30 to 60 days out by making plans on how you want the move to go. You will need to spend some time organizing your home or your office, identifying items that will not be making the move packing up items that are not used frequently.
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Develop a game plan ahead of time on how the move will happen. Make sure you have friends and family on board to help you and then schedule out how the moving will go in advance. Make assignments when necessary to keep everyone on task and working efficiently.
2. Do Not Wait to Pack
Some people hold off on packing their belongings until the very last minute. Then they are left scrambling to try and get things done in time. They often underestimate just how much time is spent packing boxes.
Start packing early on. As we mentioned before, you can always start by packing the items around your home that are not used frequently. If you are moving in the next 30 days, it is probably okay to pack up your board games and your DVD collection. Even some decorations and art can be packed a few weeks before the move. You will find that everyone involved in your move will be much happier if you have your items packed come moving day.
3. Keep Your Movers Informed
The better you communicate with your moving company, the smoother things will go on moving day. Start by giving them an accurate idea of what items they will be moving. This will allow them to prepare the right equipment and provide the right amount of manpower.
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Additionally, be sure to let your movers know about any other special considerations, such as elevators and staircases that may be part of the move. Movers also need to know if you are planning on them disassembling furniture or packing boxes. These small details can all add up quickly and make the day drag out.
As you prepare for your upcoming move, call Jones Moving at 602-944-1413 for more tips and ideas on how to make your move efficient. We are happy to provide you with a quote for our services and help you form a game plan for moving day.