So you’ve got the boxes, the movers you want, and arranged the van for the move to your Greenville, NC home — so now what?
You still have a house filled with stuff that you have no idea how to organize and even if you knew where you wanted it to go, the whole process seems overwhelming.
Stop. Take a breath.
There are a lot of things you need to do before the moving truck pulls into your driveway. There’s no need to feel overwhelmed. You just have to be prepared. Here are 5 things you need to do before you move.
1. Get Rid of the Trash
Your home is filled with trash. It’s not your fault, it’s just something that happens. Make sure you don’t bring unnecessary clothes, knick knacks, or just junky items to your new home. An important step in moving is deciding what you want to keep, store, and trash. If it’s stuff like clothes and appliances, you can donate it to Goodwill or other thrift stores.
2. Do Your Research
Moving can be really expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Research movers in Greenville,NC , what you need for organization and anything else to make the move better. A great idea is to make a binder with an inventory of all of your things and all the companies you want to use. That way you can keep better track of your move.
3. Make a Plan
Using that inventory, you can plan where you’re going to pack things and how you’re going to unpack them in your home. If you have a plan, it’s going to make it that much easier to go through your stuff. With a defined plan, it also makes it easier for movers and friends to help you.
4. Organize Your Records
For your most important records, the last thing you want is to lose them during the move. Birth Certificates, Diplomas, Marriage Licenses, Social Security Cards, and any other valuable documents should be put in a safe place. Don’t shove it at the bottom of a box. Set aside time and put in a clearly marked place, perhaps on your person when you start moving. That way, nothing important gets lost.
5. Assemble Your Team
More than the movers you use, you need a dedicated team to help you move. Get what friends and family you have to help you unpack the boxes and make tweaks to take a little pressure off you. Also, it’s great to use your support system and it makes for great memories.
It’s time to gear up for the move. Take all of that stuff to the dump, gather all the boxes you need, and call all of your friends. Once you do all of that, you’re ready to set a date.
If you’re thinking about moving and storage needs, be sure to consider us at Advanced Moving and Storage. From climate controlled storage to loading and unloading services, we never leave our customers “hanging”. Contact us for any additional questions and to talk about what you need for your move.