7 Tips to Reduce the Hassle of Moving

Moving is an overlooked but important part of the home buying process. Here are some tips to help make it less of a hassle.
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Do you have a future move planned? Moving can be complicated, especially since moving season is now officially upon us. I want to share seven tips to make the moving process easier for you.
  • Take advantage of move-in off days. Weekends are prime times for moving companies because most of us don’t work on the weekends. However, if you can spare a few days during the week to move, it will save you money. You can also save money by not moving on the day when leases start and end, so avoid the 1st, 15th, 30th, and 31st of the month.
  • Don’t choose the cheapest quote. It can mean the cheapest service, as well. Cheap moving companies will often cost you more in the long run.
  • Pack without emotion. Packing can be a quicker process if you don’t have a sentimental attachment to your items.
  • Have the new place cleaned before you move in. Moving into a new home that is sparkling clean alleviates the stress of having to clean while the boxes are sitting around waiting to be unpacked.
Measure twice, move once.
  • Measure twice, move once. If a piece of furniture doesn’t fit in the new home, consider tossing, selling, or donating it. There is no point in paying to move it if it doesn’t fit.
  • Pack smart. If you end up packing yourself, find friends to help you. Consider having a packing party and supply pizza and beer in exchange for their help.
  • Make sure you know if your city requires a moving permit. Most cities that do require you to get a permit also require you to get it ahead of your move. Some major metros that require it include San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
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