According to surveys, the average person moves at least 11 times in their life. Which move are you on? Whether it’s your first or your 10th, there are a lot of things you can do to take the stress out of that move. Here are some helpful tips for your next big move:
Book movers early
The vast majority of people move into a new home on the first of the month. Because of that, you can bet that movers will be booked up at that time. That means you should book your movers on the same day that you give notice to move. You might find that if you can move during the week as opposed to the weekend you could score a deeper discount.
Get Free Boxes
Most everything you are moving has to be put into a box. That can be a very expensive proposition if you’re buying those boxes from a moving store. Along with getting free boxes from grocery stores, you could find folks on Craigslist who are eager to get rid of their moving boxes. Usually all they ask is that you come by to pick them up and you can get all the boxes for free. You can turn around and get rid of the same way once you’ve unpacked.
Your boxes should not only be labeled for what room they’re going in but also the contents. You don’t have to write out a detailed inventory on the box but it helps to know if there are dishes in one and clothes in the other.
Stop Grocery Shopping
Two weeks before the move, you should stop grocery shopping. The more you bring into the house the more you have to pack up. Instead, focus on going through your cabinets and freezer to clear out all that food. The last thing you should pack up on the day the move is your refrigerator and it should be as empty as possible.
Get rid of clutter
A move is a terrific time to get rid of your unwanted clutter. You’ll be going through literally every room in the house to see what you want to take with you. You’re sure to find plenty of things that you can live without. That might not just include old electronics but also furniture and other big items. That’s when you want to bring in Junk King Cleveland. One session with these professional junk haulers and all your unwanted clutter will be taken away. Don’t start living in a new space with old junk. Give it all to Junk King Cleveland before you move.