What Are My 5 Best Moving Tips?

If a move is in your future, make sure to bookmark these five helpful tips.
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Real estate is a big part of my life, and I’ve moved many times. I know it’s a nightmare, so today I’m sharing five tips to help ease your moving headaches:

1. Compare the cost of professional movers versus doing it yourself. It’s your choice to hire professionals or move everything yourself. There are pros and cons to each option. A complete moving experience that includes packing, hauling, unpacking, and removal of trash is not affordable for most. The expense is a major drawback. If you do choose to hire a professional moving company, you need a company that is bonded and insured. It’s always good to get multiple quotes, too. 

When moving on your own, if you break it, you buy it. Watch for the hidden costs because some truck rentals don’t include unlimited mileage, and you’ll have to pay for things such as gas, packing materials, and boxes. There is also a huge time commitment involved with this route. 

2. Plan your packing. Be sure to gather chargers, power cords, extension cords, and basic tools to assemble things in well-labeled boxes. Kitchen essentials are another important box. Don’t forget toilet paper or paper towels!

There are plenty of tools to help you ease the literal weight on your shoulders.

3. Purge. Use this opportunity of decluttering your home to create areas for things you’re not taking with you. Donate the stuff you can, and trash the rest. 

4. Use the garage as a holding area. You’d be surprised at how much room boxes and packing materials take up in your house. You will need space to maneuver. Rather than having things everywhere, use the garage or spare bedroom for a staging area to make the job easier.

5. Lift properly. Use your legs, not your back! You don’t want to be moving with back pain. Make sure you stretch beforehand as well to further minimize the risk of injury. There are plenty of tools to help ease the literal weight on your shoulders, including dollies, hand trucks, moving straps, gloves, back braces, furniture sliders, and much more. 

If you have questions about making your next real estate move or would like a copy of our packing checklist, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email today. We would love to hear from you.