Your upcoming local relocation is undoubtedly weighing heavily on your mind. Understanding the steps to your local relocation can help you make the event successful. Below are five steps to conduct a successful local relocation. Following these steps can help you complete your relocation and start your new life in your new home.
Clutter is a challenge when you’re relocating. Clutter makes packing more difficult and also can make moving more expensive. The more stuff you bring when you move, the more you’ll pay to move it. If you can get rid of some of that clutter before you begin packing, you can meaningfully reduce the cost of your move. Decluttering also makes the packing and unpacking process easier, faster, and more rewarding.
Decluttering is a process. Do this room by room, cleaning out closets and drawers and removing clutter from surfaces you don’t need. Give it away if you last used something two years ago or more. If you’re unsure what to do with something, run it past a family member or friend. When you come upon sentimental items you’re not sure whether to keep, consider gifting those items to someone else who will also find them meaningful.
2. Buy Supplies
Buy packing supplies to have them on hand the entire time you move. Some examples of the types of packing supplies that you’ll need to include:
- Boxes (all sizes and dimensions)
- Bubble wrap
- Packing tape
- Permanent markers (thick ones)
- Packing paper
You may also benefit from labels you can pre-print with the names of rooms on them. This will make designating which room each box goes in more straightforward and reduce the time you spend writing the names of rooms on boxes. Keep plenty of supplies on hand while packing. Always have extras, so you won’t have to wander around looking for the one pair of scissors or packing tape you set down somewhere.
Make a packing plan. A packing plan will ensure you have enough time to get through the entire packing process before the movers come.
4. Prepare for Your Arrival
You can prepare for your arrival at your new home in many ways. What you do in this step depends on what your needs are. Some examples of the type of preparation you might need include:
- Turn on utilities at your new home
- Buy curtains and blinds that fit your new windows
- Buy furnishings that fit in your new home
- Tear out the old carpet in your new home and refinish the floors
- Repaint the walls in your new home
Doing this work before you arrive will help make your life easier when you get there.
5. Find Movers
Finding local movers is one of the most critical steps in your upcoming relocation. Get started by hiring a moving company you can trust. Look for a company with a good reputation, good references, and a long-standing presence in your community. Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss your upcoming relocation.