The key to any successful move could come down to a matter of proper labeling. That’s why a Sharpie can be your best moving friend. When you pack up a box not only should you designate which room it will go in but you might want to include a general description of what’s in the box. For instance, a kitchen box labeled “dishes and silverware” might be opened a lot sooner than a box labeled “juicer.” This is going to make the unpacking process a much easier.
You should also have a special box designated for those items you’ll need right away. This might include an alarm clock, pillows, bedding or anything else you’ll need to get to sleep and wake up in the next day. After going through a hard day of moving the last thing you want to do is start searching through the dozens of boxes just to find your pajamas!
Helping the movers by labeling your boxes is a good step in the right direction. But you can help them even further by sketching out a simple floor plan of where you want your big pieces of furniture to go in your new home. This doesn’t have to be fancy but it will give them an indication of where things belong and lets them do the work if you’re not going to be there when they unload those items. You might also want to send a friend ahead to make sure that they scout out a good parking spot for the moving truck when they arrive.
Preparing for the move will have you gathering up boxes and packing material. It should also put you in a frame of mind for getting rid of your old junk. This should be all the stuff that you haven’t used in months or even years. Do you really want to bring that with you into your new Sarasota home? Now is the perfect chance to get rid of that junk once and for all by hiring junk haulers like Junk King Sarasota to show up before the move.
Getting rid of this junk will also reduce the amount of time it takes the movers to complete the job. If they’re carrying old furniture that’s just going to end up in your new garage why bother? As you begin to pack you can create your own junk pile earmarked for this early removal. With a little reach up for it could be that you fill up an entire room with junk that can be disposed of. Or maybe you send it all out to the garage and instruct the professional junk haulers to just “clear out the garage of everything!” This is the best way to start the next chapter in your life: free of clutter!