Make no mistake about it: moving isn’t easy! What is easy is when you seek the help of professional movers like us at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, which can lift the difficulty and stress out of home moving and make your life a little easier.
To help you even more, we’ve developed a quick guide of “how-to” moving tips to answer some of the bigger questions you might have about moving your home and hiring professional movers.
How To Pack My Belongings
Packing is critical for a successful move and doing it the correct way will make your life significantly easier. Begin the packing process a few weeks before your move so you can slowly chip away at each room in your home. By taking your time and tackling one area at a time, you can avoid getting overwhelmed with all that needs to get done. While packing each box, be sure to label everything accurately so your move team knows where to place each box in your new home. For more packing tips, click here.
How To Stay Organized With A Move
Much like packing, organization goes a long way in eliminating stress, too. The best way to keep yourself organized is by utilizing a moving checklist. If you’re wondering where to find a moving checklist, no worries: we’ve got you covered here.
How To Get Ready For Moving Day
First and foremost, make sure you have a day of the move bag ready with anything you might need like toiletries, chargers, extra clothing, and snacks. Since most of your belongings will be packed away, you’ll want this to avoid having to dig through moving boxes.
Be prepared for the movers’ arrival by placing all packed items in a central location such as by the front door or in the garage. This will create a clear path for the movers to go from your home to the truck and back, and will significantly cut down on the time of your move if they can easily grab boxes or other items to load into the truck.
How To Save Money On A Home Move
Everyone wants to save a little money, right? The best way to save yourself some extra cash on moving day is by being prepared, organized, and ready. Like we mentioned above – having all of your items packed up and in a centralized location will cut down on the time movers have to spend navigating around your home to load up the moving truck. Similarly, if you disassemble all beds and furniture before they arrive, it will save them even more time – which will save you money in the long run.
How To Figure Out The Cost Of A Move
Simply put, the best way to figure out the potential cost of hiring professional movers is by reaching out to the company you’re planning on moving with and getting a free moving quote. Be sure to stay honest with the company about how much you’re moving so they can provide you with the most accurate moving assessment. Some companies may opt to do an in-home or virtual estimate where they walk through your home to gauge the size of your move. This option provides an even more accurate estimate for the team.
How To Pick The Right Moving Company
Start by doing your homework on reputable moving companies in your area. Checking out their websites and reading customer reviews are a great start. Once you’ve narrowed it down, you can compare quotes with companies you’ve reached out to, along with checking the companies are licensed and insured before booking your move. There are plenty of sketchy moving operations out there, so be sure to do your homework and find a reputable, legitimate moving company you can trust!
For more moving tips and ideas, visit our website or our blog and find many more helpful resources to guide you on moving day! If you’d like more information on moving in general, check out our downloadable e-Book on Amazon.
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4 thoughts on “Top 6 “How-To” moving tips to prepare for your next move”
I have about 3 rooms so i looked at a penske truck today and a 16’ truck looks good. My problem is a motorcycle trike . I want to bring with me, hopfully in the truck so I don’t have to rent a trailer, going to west palm beach fla 912 miles.,
Thanks for reaching out to us about our services, we’d be happy to help. Head over to https://twomenandatruck.com/ and find the location closet to you, and see how they can assist with your move. We look forward to hearing from you!
I would like to get a free estimate
Hi Susan. Thanks for reaching out to us about our services, we’d be happy to help. Head over to https://twomenandatruck.com/ and find the location closet to you, and see how they can assist with your move. We look forward to hearing from you!