Moving locally made easier
Moving locally has a unique set of challenges that we deal with on a daily basis, and our customers have many thoughtful questions that need to be answered in order to make their local move as stress free as possible. Today I’d like to focus on the most frequently asked question we’ve received from customers concerning their move: “How to I make moving locally easier?” My answers to them are below.
Steps to take when moving locally
- Never underestimate the need to be prepared. You may only be moving from Seaford to Massapequa, but that does not mean you shouldn’t plan ahead. Remember, it doesn’t matter whether you’re moving 5 miles or 50 — moving is a disruptive process.
- Eliminate unwanted items: The less you have to take with you, the better off you’ll be. Do a thorough inventory of your home and eliminate unwanted items. Seize the opportunity — now is the time to do the spring cleaning you never got around to doing.
- Prepare room by room: Work methodically; pack and prepare one room at a time.
- Get good boxes: If your mover is not providing you with packing services be sure to get boxes specifically designed for moving. A good mover can provide you with all the materials you need.
- Pack everything: Make sure all items are packed before moving day. Leaving packing until moving day will not only lead to a disorganized move, it will also make for a long and tiring day.
- Consider a two-day move: One of the advantages of moving locally is that you can break your move up into two days. If you have a larger than average move, this can be an excellent option. You may find yourself much more relaxed if you opt for this type of move.
- Make it easier for the mover: Prepare as if you were moving yourself. This will make the process much easier in the long run. Stay organized and keep important items together to avoid frustration one your items arrive in your new home.
- Watch your pets: Keep them out of the way during the moving process.
- Talk to your mover: Make sure your mover is completely aware of exactly what you expect. If you surprise your moving company with last minute packing or a substantial amount of extra items, he or she may not be properly prepared with staff and equipment. The pain of your mover being understaffed or under equipped will ultimately fall on you.
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