Best Moving Tips For BEFORE You Move

You signed what needs to be signed and you are moving out of your old home and into a new one. Regardless of whether you are selling, buying or renting, you will need to know some of the best moving tips before you move.

Best moving tips to take care of before you move:

Manage your packing wisely

This is one of the best moving tips, you should definitely start packing long before you move.

“For my recent move, I gave myself a daily box quota to prevent a draining weekend of non-stop packing,” says Amy Azzarito, design writer and author. Taking your time with packing can take a real load off in the stress department, it’s certainly not something you want to be doing at the last minute.

Start a month or two in advance. We all have things we don’t use, if you are determined to keep these items, pack them up early, it will save you some headaches down the road. Though really, if you never use them, just toss them.

Think twice before packing your closet

“If you use professional movers, ask them to bring several wardrobe boxes on the day of the move,” suggests blogger Emily Schuman from the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere. “The movers take clothing right on the hangers and, woosh, your clothes will be in and out.”

Best part? You don’t have to worry about ironing on top of all your other moving out and in chores.

Switch your utilities

According to Brendon DeSimone, timing is essential. He says, “As soon as you have a closing date, call the utility companies and set up a service switch.” This is most important if you are moving into a new home or one that has been vacant for some time. You might need to set up a maintenance call to re-establish service. This is definitely something you want to do before you move.

Get the basics ready

Here is another one of the best moving tips and it’s an essential one.

If you are moving to a home that is close to your old one, you might want to use your own vehicle to transport some of your items. Even if you only take the things you will need the first night this can simplify everything, especially if you are taking any of your items to storage. There are some things you will need for your first night in the new home.

Be sure you can get to items such as:

  • Bed linens
  • Toiletries
  • A few dishes
  • Any medications your family might need

Visualize life in your new home and make it yours

“Confession: I’ve been known to hang pictures while the movers have been unrolling rugs,” says interior designer Nate Berkus. He says, “The sooner you get unpacked and organized, the sooner it feels like home.”

That doesn’t mean you have to set up everything on your first night but you might want to focus on rooms you will be spending time in those first couple of days.

These are some of the best moving tips to tend to before you move. If you haven’t yet chosen a mover, give Valet Storage a call. We do everything movers do and more. To learn more about our special services or to book an appointment, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.