Moving is a stressful and rushed process for most people. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to make the process sail by as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
Follow these 7 tips to pack and move quicker than you've ever moved before:
- Consider hiring a full-service moving company who can also do the packing for you. If a full-service moving company is doing all of the packing and moving, you'll have that much more time to devote to the other parts of the moving process, such as scheduling.
- Book your moving truck and movers ahead of time to make sure you don't have to scramble around at the last minute.
- When packing (or having your things packed for you when using a full-service moving company), don't be afraid to pitch unwanted items in the trash, or to donate them. The more you pitch and donate, the less you'll have to move from point A to point B, and the less you'll have to unpack. (And keep in mind that you can write off all donated items when taxes season rolls around!)
- Pack items by type and clearly mark all boxes, or inform your packers to. Be sure to write down both the item type and the room in which they belong; doing so will allow your movers to put the boxes in the correct places, eliminating the need for you to re-organize them once everyone is gone. The last thing you want to worry about is rearranging your boxes right after moving, especially if you have a lot of items, appliances and furniture.
- When packing, move as many boxes as you can to the front of the house—or have the movers do so—and place as much as you can by the front door.
- If you live in a big city, check the event schedule to make sure there aren't any major events happening on your moving day in order to plan reroutes as necessary. This may seem silly to those of you who don't live in a large city, but if you live in LA, NYC, Chicago, or any of the other big cities, you'll understand.
Deal with less hassle and get your stuff moved quicker than it ever has been before! Call a Colorado Springs Moving Company, Coleman Worldwide (note: Coleman has nationwide locations), at (877) 693-7060 to get a free moving estimate today.