The Best Moving Tips Zippy Shell has to Offer
The normal American household moves every five years, or 16 times in an average lifetime. That’s a lot of moving! Even the smoothest move can still be a huge logistical pain. We’ve complied a list of the best moving tips we could find to help make your next move a breeze!
The Best Moving Tips the Internet has to Offer
- Purge before you pack The less you move, the easier the trip!. Sell, donate, or throw away belongings you no longer want or need to lighten the load on move day.
- Research moving companies And make sure you check out their reviews! Google Plus and Yelp have a plethora of quotes from previous customers. Another great resource is social media. Do they have pages? If so do they have unanswered complaints or positive feedback?
- Choose an off-peak day Everyone moves on the last weekends of the month. If you can, try to choose a weekday near the beginning of the month, you’ll find these days to be much cheaper.
- Consider the cost of fuel Before you decide on a rental truck, calculate the cost of fuel. It could add a significant cost onto the rental fee.
- Make a moving binder Keep important documents, receipts, and quotes together in one binder.
- Use real moving supplies They might not be free, but moving grade boxes can keep your items safer than recycled boxes. Recycled boxes may not be strong enough or may crush easier than moving boxes.
- Label everything Label and color code (colored duct tape works wonders) boxes according to where the box belongs in your new home. Remember to label each side of the box so you can read the labels when the boxes are stacked.
- Create an Open First box This box has things you’ll need immediately like: paper plates, cups, and napkins, plastic cutlery, paper towels, cleaning supplies, pet food and bowls, scissors, toilet paper, soap, tool box, etc. Keep this box with you when you travel. For extra procession label the box with red tape to ensure easy access if it does get separated.
- Gather records This includes medical, dental, veterinary, and school records. Keep these records in a safe spot during the move so you can easily transfer the records to your new doctor, dentist, vet, and school
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