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Common Things Homeowners Forget About When Moving

Moving is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. In fact, several studies have found that people consider moving more stressful than many other life events, including getting married and starting a new job.

Making Your Move Less Stressful

With so much to do in the months leading up to a big move, it can be easy for homeowners to forget that:

A move involves so much more than just packing boxes.

We tend to associate residential moves with cardboard boxes, labels, and moving trucks. And while you will certainly find all of those on moving day, it’s important for people to remember that there’s so much more to consider.

Moving can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but especially children. If you have little ones, take their thoughts and feelings into consideration as well. Studies show that you can help children adjust to a move by talking to them openly, taking them to the new house before moving day, or spending a day in your soon-to-be neighborhood.

Additional matters, such as dealing with insurance providers, getting utilities in order, changing the locks, and finding a new school for your little ones are just a few of the things most people also have to manage during their move.

You don’t have to take care of everything.

With so much on their plate, it’s no wonder why homeowners often feel overwhelmed throughout their move. Fortunately, everything doesn’t have to rest on your shoulders.

There are many things that need to be done by the homeowner, however packing isn’t one of them. With over 100 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners safely pack and transport their belongings. This allows them time to focus on spending time with their family or addressing other matters.

Organization matters.

If you do plan on doing some of the packing yourself, it’s important to remember that organization matters! When the clock strikes midnight and you’re still up packing, it can be tempting to start throwing things into any nearby box. And while that might make the packing process go a little faster, it will make unpacking twice as difficult.

When packing, make sure to pack items by room and importance. Labels should always clearly mark which boxes belong to what room and if any items inside are fragile.

Not everything goes in the moving truck.

Many homeowners assume that every single thing in their home needs to be on the truck before moving day, but is that always the case?

Because most people don’t get their home completely unpacked on the first night, it’s important to have an overnight bag prepared. In your bag, you should have:

  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
  • Bedding
  • Pajamas
  • A change of clothes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Important documents

Storage solutions make moves easier.

Whether you’re getting ready to move, renovating before you sell, or simply need a little extra room, storage solutions can help clear your home and give you peace of mind. We’ve found that homeowners call on our team when they need to get rid of clutter but aren’t ready to sell, donate, or throw out their items.

Are you ready to make your next move the easiest one yet? Reach out to our team today at (866) 719-4209 to schedule a service! We lead the nation in quality scores for customer service. Plan your next move with us and discover why.