Moving is both an exciting and overwhelming time. We are never more aware of the amount of things we accumulate over the years than when we are moving. It can be challenging to juggle your job and family responsibilities, along with the added stress of moving. However, there are things you can do to prepare for your move to make it go as smoothly as possible. Here are five ways our Philadelphia PA moving company has found can save you time when moving.
- Schedule your move early.
You can save a lot of headaches by scheduling your move early. Scheduling your move early gives you plenty of flexibility. If you are using a moving company, you can choose what day is the cheapest to move to save you money.
If you aren’t using a professional moving company, scheduling your move early allows you to get on your friends and family’s calendar early. You can work with their schedules so that you can get the help you need when you need it – and you won’t have to struggle with that heavy furniture alone. Tip: If you are getting friends and family to help you move, don’t forget to be a good host and provide lunch, plenty of water, and snacks.
- Become a master labeler.
A great way to save time is to descriptively label your boxes. Your permanent marker should never leave your side. You can label your boxes as specific as possible. At the very least, start by identifying which room it belongs in (“Bedroom”, “Kitchen” etc.). You can also label them according to categories like “books” “movies” “pots and pans” and so forth. The more specific you are with your labeling, the better chance you’ll have of not losing anything during the move. Plus, you’ll be able to unpack a lot quicker than if your boxes were unlabeled.
- Pack an “essentials box” or two.
When you move in, you will want to have certain things be easily accessible. You won’t be able to unpack everything right away so you need to have a few boxes of essential things. Include items like food (breakfast for the next morning), your coffee maker, a few dishes, and bedding to make up your beds. You’ll also want some cleaning supplies accessible as well as paper towels and toilet paper.
Don’t forget to pack an overnight bag with a few days worth of clothes and all your toiletries. By having these essentials boxes, you’ll feel more at home right away and not feel pressured to have to unpack everything right away.
- Stock up on moving supplies.
Buy supplies in bulk so you don’t have to keep going back to the store. Get extra packing tape, permanent markers, newspaper, bubble wrap, blankets, twine, etc. It will be cheaper, in the long run, to buy in bulk, as well as save you time.
Ask around for free boxes. Ask your friends and neighbors. Ask around at work if you can use the boxes from a shipment that was just delivered. Ask your local grocery store or any other local business if they have any boxes you can use.
- Hire a professional moving company.
If the thought of packing up and hauling boxes gives you anxiety, then call a moving company Philadelphia PA families recommend. We can take the moving burden off your shoulders. Our professional movers can also pack up your belongings so you’ll know that all of your things are safe and secure. Reach out to one of our moving specialists today!