Top Tips On Moving Across Town
Moving across town is the most common move, and it can be quite easy. A bit of organization can save you a lot of money, time, and hard labor. It can also make the move a lot more fun, and you can even use self-storage as a “secret weapon” against disorganization. Moving across town can be a great opportunity to really improve your quality of life and your peace of mind.
Getting set up for a move across town
A combination of scheduling and basic tricks will get your move over almost before you know it’s happening.
Note: Your time frame for moving in starts from the day you get the key. You can get a lot of things done before the big move.
Start with your scheduling:
- Give yourself a time frame of about a month at least to get set up before your move.
- Categorize your move into these areas:
- The heavy stuff that needs to be moved when you move. This can stay.
- The heavy stuff that may not be needed in the new place or may be suitable for storage.
- Domestic materials (kitchen and bathroom, etc.)
- Personal tools like kids’ toys, sporting materials, gardening, and home tools, etc.
- Appliances and electronics
- They are easy to move and have special materials that you can move simply with your car or even as hand luggage. Anything like bric a brac, family heirlooms, clothes, the lightweight things that take up a lot of space during a move and seem to take forever to find after you’ve moved.
These categories help you organize your move and keep these materials together for better organization.
Moving by stages
Start packing all the easy-to-move stuff first. Move that in the minute you’ve got the keys to the new place and have a chance to run it over there. This saves a lot more space for the actual move as well and simplifies unloading.
Storage containers can be used for domestic materials. Get a few big containers, preferably good, strong, heavy-duty type, and progressively pack the household materials and personal tools.
Any difficult pieces that can’t be immediately placed in the new home should be put in storage until you’ve got things sorted out. This is cheaper and much easier to live with than the sort of tangle it’s possible to create trying to place pieces of furniture and other large objects right in the middle of moving.
Domestic materials and useful things like the bathroom and bedroom stuff should be packed separately (preferably in their storage containers) so you can find them easily when you make a move.
The heavy furniture and other causes of major hard labor should be organized the day before movement into groups. That will help the movers handle them and manage loading.
Moving across town isn’t difficult. It’s as easy as you can make it for yourself.