So you’ve decided to hire FlasHOLR to help you with your upcoming move! It is in your best interests to be prepared. So here it is a list of general moving tips that should put you on the right track and save you some cash.
Get A Head Start
The sooner you start the easier it will be. Many people misjudge the amount of time that it can take to get everything ready and are forced to rush through the last few days. If you don’t have the time to prepare, then talk with your mover and they should send someone to help.
Use Standard Size Boxes
Using standard boxes or purchasing boxes form your moving company can really speed things up. Having differently sized boxes can make packing the truck very difficult and time-consuming.
Label Your Boxes
Label boxes well and write a destination on each box that correlates to the room that the box will need to go to in your new home.
Put labels at the top of each doorway in your new home. These labels should correlate to the destination on the box (ex. room 1, room2, master, etc.). This seems like it may be a lot of work but it doesn’t take much time and it prevents you from having to be present to direct the movers as they move thing off the truck.
The movers will likely wrap the dresser and tip it up on its side to transport it to the truck. If this is the case it is important that you remove breakable items or any items that could fall over the tops of drawers.
Ask your mover to supply you with a checklist and tips.
If you are looking for a way to save some time. Congregate as many boxes as possible into a central location in your home. You can also bring boxes to the main level of the house. This reduces the time that the movers will be walking up and down stairs.
Pillows and Bedding
Your likely going to be sleeping in your bed the night before your move. Keep some trash bags or boxes aside for your sheets and pillows. Before the mover arrives pack your bed clothes and you’re good to go.
This is a service that your movers will offer but if you’re trying to save some money then it can reduce time. Some moving companies will refuse to assemble furniture if they didn’t take it apart so be sure to ask your moving company what their policy is in regards to furniture assembly.
Wardrobe boxes are a great way to save time.
Electronics are fragile and expensive. If you have the original packaging then I would suggest using it to pack your electronics in. If you don’t have the original package don’t worry, just be sure to use plenty of padding in the box and label them well. Also, don’t forget to take pictures of the wires so you know how to hook the electronic back up at your new home.