5 Moving Tips that save you TIME and MONEY

Packing and Moving Tips

“Moving is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded tasks in America. According to Life Storage’s survey, one in ten Americans would rather spend a week in jail than move.”

Moving to a new house is exciting because it provides you with a fresh start, new chances, and the opportunity to make your new place your own. That doesn’t mean it can’t be daunting at times. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid most of moving’s unpleasantness.

Do you want to know how to pack and move faster and safer? Are you looking for ways to make moving simpler and save time and money? If that’s the case, follow these moving tips and you will nearly guarantee yourself to save time, money, and be more prepared during your move.

 1. Dissemble in Advance

Disassemble your bed frames, remove mirrors from dressers, and dismantle any doors that need to be taken.

Local movers often charge an hourly rate and can certainly help you with disassembling and reassembling your furniture, but it will take more time and therefore more money. The more complicated the item, the more time it will take to make your move. So, if you really don’t want to spend the extra money and time, you can always disassemble the items yourself.

 2. Do not leave your boxes UNLABELED

If you don’t label your boxes to indicate what’s inside, you and your movers will have no clue where each box goes when you arrive at your new house. Imagine going through every single brown box, trying to figure out what’s inside and which room to place it in. Now imagine doing it at $150 – $200 an hour!! You can label it by the room and with a general overview of the contents it contains. If you mention the room, the movers will know where to place it and it will save both time and money.

Pro Tip: Label the doors at your new residence the same as you labelled your boxes. This will help movers in determining where to put the boxes at your new residence.

Prepare what you can in advance (Rugs, Lampshades, etc.)
Save more time by preparing items so the movers don’t have to. This might include Rolling up your rugs, removing lampshades, and removing mirrors from furniture like dressers. By preparing these items ahead of time, you’re paving the way to not only an easier move but a move where you save time and money. If you don’t prepare these things then the movers will. The only difference is they do it for a hefty $150-$200 an hour.

3. Disconnect Everything

Disconnect ALL water lines, power lines, and gas lines IN ADVANCE
It’s easy to forget about the things that will need to be disconnected in order to move them. However, doing so in advance will make things a lot simpler and faster for your movers. Before your movers arrive on your moving day, make sure to disconnect the following items so your movers don’t have to.

Washer and Dryer
Propane Tanks on Grills
Any Electronics that are plugged in

4. Do Not have too many people or pets around on 
moving day

Do Not have to many people or pets around on moving day.
Help is needed but if they have no reason for being there then they may just be getting in the way of the movers and the progress of your move.

Moving day is a big event, and we understand that you’ll want to get everything done as quickly as possible, but having a large number of people at your home on moving day is not a good idea.

Also, having small children or pets can really hinder the progress and speed of your move. Get sitters for children and pets on moving day so your movers have no reason to not work efficiently.

5. Place your boxes and small furniture in the 

Place your boxes and small furniture in the garage. This tip is an absolute Game Changer!
On the moving day, have as much of your furniture and boxes in your garage as you can. Moving often takes longer than you expect, which is why you should start as soon as possible and put your packed belongings in the garage before the professional movers arrive. As long as your movers can back up to your garage or at least get close. Doing this will not only save you time but money as well.

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