5 Tips for Moving Success
Congrats on your new place. Now it’s time to get all your stuff ready to be moved. If you’re looking around feeling overwhelmed, this list is sure to help you get things rolling in the right direction. Since we’re experts in the field of moving, we put together some of our best tips for getting your home ready for the new place.
1. Throw Everything Out
Well, not everything technically. Anything you’re not using, needing, or haven’t used in the last year. The more you can part with, the less you have to move.
2. Categorize All The Things
Instead of spending an entire day cleaning out a particular room, gather all of a particular item and package those instead. For example, every piece of clothing you own can be packed together.
3. Schedule A Free Donation Pickup
Find a local Goodwill or charity that will pick up your items. They usually come to your door and the things you don’t need anymore will happily disappear leaving you with fewer things to move.
4. Set Aside Stuff To Sell
Why not make some moolah to offset your moving expenses? There are so many ways to sell your gently used items. You could have a garage sale, sell the items on eBay, use an online concierge service where they take your things and sell them for you for a fee.
5. Research Professional Moving Companies
Unless you love research, it might seem overwhelming to find a reputable moving company. It’s important to do your homework because the moving company you pick will either make or break your moving experience.
We recommend checking the department of business licensing in your state.
“There are tens of thousands of people claiming to be a ‘moving company’ when in actuality it’s just some guy with a van trying to make some extra money,” says Mike Sulkowska of Lift NYC.
Read the fine print, refund and damage policy too. Some companies don’t lift items that aren’t in boxes while others ask for full payment several weeks early.
It’s important to know the specifics before moving day. If you’re looking for a reliable, professional moving company in or around Puyallup, WA, don’t forget to request a quote and one of our friendly associates will contact you.