Moving has the potential to be one of the most stressful events that a person can go through during their life. In order to make your move less stressful, you should plan as much as you can in advance. A moving checklist will help ensure that everything is in order before, during, and after the move.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you prepare for your move from Schultz Bros Van and Storage, professional movers in Sonoma County.
Remove Items You No Longer Use
Trying to pack all of your belongings into boxes and bags is a waste of both time and effort. You might end up feeling overwhelmed, which is something you don’t want when you are planning a move. Donate any items that you no longer use to your local charity or homeless shelter. This way, you will have less to pack and unpack.
Keep Essentials with You
Keep important documents organized in a folder. On the day of the move, keep the folder with you. On the day before the move, tuck essentials such as toothbrushes, toys, toiletries, some clothes, and medications into a bag or suitcase.
Schedule Utilities for Your New Place on Time
After you finalize the day of your move, contact the utility service to schedule a service for your new home. You don’t want to arrive at your new home exhausted to find that the electricity, heat, or water is off. Keep records of your requests. At the same time, keep your existing service provider updated and ask them to disconnect utilities on the day of your move.
If you plan to hire moving services or professionals such as painters and cleaners to get your new house ready, book early. If you wait too long to hire these services, you may end up paying more. If it’s peak moving season, finding a professional may prove to be an uphill struggle.
Use the Right Size Boxes
Pack bulky items in small boxes. Use bigger boxes for light items such as linens and pillows. Do not use large boxes for heavy items as moving them will be more challenging and there is a high chance of your items becoming damaged in transit.
Arrange Items Properly
Place heavier items at the bottom of your boxes and lighter items at the top.
Label Every Box
Mention each box’s contents on it. To prevent confusion, number each box and mention where it is supposed to go.
Tape Your Boxes
Use tape to close the bottom and top seams of your boxes. Make a couple of wraps around either end of each box to make sure they’re secure.
Pack Kitchenware Properly
To reduce the risk of damage to dishes:
1. Put packing paper around every dish.
2. Pack dishes on their sides.
3. Pack cups and bowls inside one another.
4. Place paper in between them.
5. Pack glasses in boxes with cardboard dividers and wrap them in multiple layers of paper.
Schultz Bros. Van & Storage is one of the most established and trusted movers in Sonoma County. We are committed to making our customers’ moves as smooth and hassle-free as possible. To discuss your move, call us at (707) 546-1616.