Moving to a new place is stressful enough. It is a trying and emotional day for even the hardest soul. Make things easier on yourself by not skimping on a number of key areas. Sometimes it pays dividends to invest a little more.
The Moving Company
The people helping you to move should show up on time, handle your items with care, and get you to your destination with a minimal amount of hassle. To avoid any broken china or frustrations on moving day, pay for quality. Do not go for the cheapest option you come across.
Here are some tips for choosing the right company:
- Look at the reviews. Go online and see what others are saying about the company.
- Try not to focus on the price. It is not always a good indicator of whether a company is good or bad.
- Speak to them about your needs. Are they interested in how to make your experience as good as possible?
Good moving boxes can be bought from a hardware store. You may think a box is a box, but this is not the case. Older boxes made from lower quality materials are liable to break. Do you want to be carrying that priceless Victorian mantel clock only for the bottom to break and the contents inside to smash before your eyes
It only costs a few cents more to invest in good moving boxes.
You may think you can do it all yourself. After all, anyone can throw his or her worldly belongings onto the back of a truck, right.
It pays to call in the help of family, friends, and neighbors. While we cannot guarantee they will not get in the way from time to time, the physical and emotional help they can provide is great. Don’t skimp by assuming you can do it all on your own.
It’s easy to lose track of what item is in what box when you arrive at your new home. Things need to be unpacked in a certain order to prevent chaos. Invest in a set of quality labels from a stationary store and meticulously label and code every box when you pack it. It may seem obsessive in the beginning, but you will be grateful for it a few hours later.
Moving will always be a stressful rollercoaster of emotion as you leave old memories behind and begin your new life in a new neighborhood. Nevertheless, by investing in the right equipment you can ensure this day runs as smoothly as possible.