Be Prepared for Your Move

For a stress free move, get organized and be prepared. EkoMovers has the following tips to ensure your moving day is hassle free.

Boxes:

Get boxes. Whether you buy them from your movers or collect them from the supermarket and/or friends, you need boxes and lots of them. Make sure you get different sizes and get more boxes than you think you need. You can always donate any extras.

Time is Money:

Summertime is moving season. Moving companies are busiest during this time and also charge higher prices due to the high volume. If possible, move during a slower season to get a lower rate. Most people move on Saturday and Sunday. If you can move during the week you can save even more money.

Get Help:

Packing up your life by yourself is a big task. Recruit friends and family to help you. A box packed by a friend is one less box you have to pack. The tried and true method is to invite friends and family over for pizza and packing.

Organize. Organize. Organize.

Packing is complicated. Take time to make a plan and organize room by room before you start loading boxes. Arrange boxes by category. Label boxes. Pack the most vital items last. Pack books in small boxes. Use lots of paper to insulate fragile glasses and goblets.

Storage:

Do you have a gap between moving out and moving in to your next place? You need storage. Lots of moving companies also offer storage. Ask EkoMovers about our special rates or discounts for combining moving and storage services.

Plan Your Truck Rental:

If possible, schedule your move in advance to take advantage of early bird discounts. Waiting till the last minute means trucks or crews might not be available. For the best moving experience, book your moving company a month in advance. This ensures you get the truck you need and the moving crew you need.

Downsize:

Use your upcoming move as an opportunity to get rid of your junk. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Donate unwanted items still in good repair. Gift items to friends and family. Some cities even offer services to collect unwanted items. Check your city out online.

Inventory:

Make a list and check it twice. Put all valuable or precious items on a master list. Number your boxes and list the items in that box. Check your list when you arrive at your new place, so you can find those vital and valuable items easily.

Details:

Moving means updating your address. Be sure to let your utilities, banks, internet & cell phone provider, etc about your new address. Don’t forget to update your new address with the DMV and register to vote in your new location.

Summary

Moving doesn’t have to be a pain. Plan ahead for a great moving day experience. Contact Ekomovers for affordable moving services at contactus@ekomovers.com

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