3 Critical Tips For An Easier Moving Experience

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Are you thinking about moving to a new home this summer? Is your move a near certainty but you're still not sure if you want to deal with the stress and hassle of moving to a new place? Whether you're just moving to a different rented home or you've finally taken the plunge and bought a home for you and your family to live in, getting your belongings from one place to another can sometimes be a vaguely traumatic experience. But moving to a new place should be a thrilling adventure, not a terrifying incident. In order to make sure things go well, some steps that you should at least heavily consider doing include the following:

Get professional assistance:

Although hiring a residential moving service isn't a guarantee that absolutely nothing will go wrong with your move, this is as close as you can get. Unlike friends and family that may bail at the last minute, professional movers will show up when you need them to. In addition, although it may cost some money up front to hire professionals, you will be saving money in the long run by not having to replace furniture and/or appliances that your friends and family accidentally damaged during the move. Professionals know how to handle your belongings so as to avoid damaging them, unlike amateur movers that you might otherwise recruit.

Acquire extra boxes:

When you look at your living room, it probably looks like just a handful of boxes of stuff. But once you start packing everything up, there's a good chance that you'll find you'll need nearly twice as many boxes. Accurate estimation of how many boxes to get is an acquired skill that most people just don't have. In order to be sure that everything is packed and ready when the residential moving service arrives, you should start by getting around 10% more boxes than you think you'll need. 

Have a special paperwork box:

Moving typically involves a lot of paperwork. Not only is there the paperwork directly involving the move itself, such as your new rental contract or purchase contract and any paperwork to turn on your utilities, there will also be indirectly needed paperwork. For instance, you might need your children's birth certificates if you're going to be moving to a new school. You should keep all this paperwork in a single folder and/or tote that stays with you at all times instead of being taken by the residential moving service. This will help to ensure that these important papers don't get lost during the move and wind up buried at the bottom of a stack of moving boxes.

Reach out to a residential moving service to learn more.