We all know how stressful and frustrating a move can be and certainly very rarely do the words residential move and endless fun go hand in hand. When making a move, whether from one town to another, or one state to another, the challenges, frustrations, costs and uncertainties can be endless. With that said, the folks here at The Green Truck Moving & Storage Company want to help make your moving process a whole lot easier and even a bit of fun. We have put together these helpful tips on making your next residential move easier.
Do Away With All That Clutter in Your Home
It goes without saying that the more clutter, junk and meaningless items you have in your home, the greater the stress levels are sure to be when you start planning your move. It is important and every bit useful to minimize the amount of junk and useless belongings in your closets, cabinets and overall in every tucked away corner of your home. Clearing the clutter in your home is as simple as three simple acts. Sell anything you have no further use for, donate unneeded items to charities or simply toss things away in the trash. It really is that simple!!
Gather the Necessary ‘Tools and Resources’ Needed For Your Move
Once you have determined you are absolutely going to make a move, then it is a tremendous idea to start putting together simple items needed to contribute to your move. Gathering up newspapers and boxes weeks in advance of your actual move will benefit the process greatly. Reaching out to family members, friends, local establishments or even purchasing boxes in advance is a great first step in your moving process.
Give Appropriate Time and Attention to Your Packing
Obviously packing up all your belongings is the most time consuming and critical part of your overall residential move. Taking adequate time to properly and carefully pack your belongings and labelling all the boxes as well will make your move much more organized and easier. We highly recommend you set aside specific days to give focus to your packing and make it a ‘fun’ project, as opposed to randomly packing a little bit here and a little bit there. If you dedicate hours within a day to packing and labelling boxes you will quickly see your accomplishments in the multiple boxes you will have packed and stacked in each day.
Give Special Attention to Protecting Your Valuables
Often times people try to rush through a move and more specifically rush through the packing process. If you do not have a set plan in place beforehand, you are apt to lose valuable items because you failed to label boxes properly and give sufficient time and attention to your valuables. With this said, set aside special time to pack your valuables, whether documents, jewelry or heirlooms. Pack them safely and mark the boxes accordingly. Once they are adequately packed and the boxes labelled, you can then direct the movers to proceed with care and caution and deliver these valuable boxes to a specific location in your new home.
Take Sufficient Time to Do the Job Right
Plain and simple, nothing can be more stressful and frustrating than having to accomplish a plethora of moving tasks in just a very short period of time. Don’t delay and put off all your moving tasks, especially packing, to the very last minute. Always allow more time than you actually think you need and absolutely don’t put it all off until the last day or two. The greater the plan you have in place, the more time you can take to process your move, which results in less frustrations, stress and mistakes. After all, we are trying to make this a ‘fun’ experience for you.
Hire the Professionals
Last but not least, the very best approach for reducing the stress and anxiety from your moving day is simply to hire a professional mover. Here at The Green Truck Moving & Storage Company we are all about our clients. You are our #1 priority, which is why we have been recognized as one of the best all round moving, packing and storage companies in all of Atlanta.
If you are planning that big residential move, then we are the team for you. Give a shout out to our consultants today and let us turn your next move into a truly fun experience. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you had a joyous holiday season!!