Tips for Managing Employees During a Relocation

Managing employees during a relocation can be challenging – especially if you’ve got a large group to manage. It helps to have a plan and stick to it. These tips can help you maintain productivity in your workplace while also keeping up employee morale. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Plan Your Relocation at a Quiet Time of Year

Pick the right time of year for your upcoming office relocation. Moving at a busy time of year places undue stress on your employees, leading to burn-out.

2. Communicate With Staff

Communication is vital during an office relocation. Give your employees a timeline to keep them up to date on what’s happening during the move. If you expect employees to be part of the relocation effort and pack, sort, or unpack — layout your expectations at the start of the relocation process.

Work on a plan with your employees. Take their feedback and listen to their concerns. This will ensure that everyone is on the same page and agrees about what needs to be done.

3. Provide Encouragement

Moving is hard for everyone, including staff! Encourage your employees throughout the relocation. Tell employees when they’re doing a great job, and give bonuses or prizes to employees who go above and beyond.

4. Provide Tours of the New Space

Let employees see where they’ll be working! This can be especially helpful if some employees are reluctant to move into a new space. Provide tours and, if possible, give employees a chance to pick their own workstation. Even if they can’t choose their own workstation, provide them with an opportunity to be a part of the planning for the area’s appearance and layout they’ll spend the most time.

5. Incentivize Employees

Some employees may decide not to relocate with your company. It might depend on where you’re moving and what the new location is like. Some employee incentives to stay with your company might save you a lot of headache and hassle if you can retain most or all of the people who work for you.

6. Have a Management Plan

Collaborate with other leadership members in your company or organization to ensure that all of your company managers are taking the same approach to staff management. This may involve some planning meetings to strategize. Have regular check-ins with other managers to get a sense of how things are going and ensure that everyone in your organization is on the same path.

7. Play Up the Positives

Remind employees periodically about the positive things they can expect from your upcoming relocation, whether your new building will have more storage space, a better view, or a larger parking lot. The more attractive you make the forthcoming location sound, the more excited your staff will be for their upcoming move.

Work With a Reputable, Full-Service Moving Company

Make the relocation easier on your employees by working with a full-service moving company. Working with a reputable company will reduce the workload for your employees, so they can stay focused on what matters most: their jobs. Call today for a price quote.


How to Choose a Moving Company

Let’s face it: Moving is stressful. With multiple components to schedule and organize, it’s no wonder that moving is consistently ranked among some of the most stressful life events.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Hiring a professional moving company takes much of the burden of moving off your shoulders and makes the experience less stressful.

But how do you choose a moving company? With so many available options, knowing how to pick a reputable, reliable mover is critical. These steps will help you hire a moving company that’ll save you stress.

Referrals, Reviews, and Credentials

When it comes to choosing movers, there’s nothing like getting a personal recommendation. Start your search by asking family, friends, and co-workers for referrals. If they’ve had a good moving experience — or a not-so-great experience — ask for details.

Next, check online reviews, but don’t just limit yourself to reviews published on a moving company’s website. Instead, look at sites like Yelp, Google, Better Business Bureau, or the U.S. Department of Transportation.

While you’re on the USDOT site, you can check to see if an interstate moving company is licensed. Movers that make in-state moves should be insured and licensed, too; check for a DOT license and insurance information.

Review Estimates

Now that you’ve created a list of reputable moving companies ask for estimates. You’ll want to compare at least three.

An in-person estimate will be more accurate, as the company will do a walk-through and see precisely what they would be moving. A good mover will ask questions about what you plan to take and what you will leave behind.

Look for Red Flags

Keep your eyes open for red flags during the estimate process. These may include movers that show up late, seem unprofessional, or have recently changed their company name. Extremely low bids are another red flag and may indicate a scam or lack of experience.

Unless they must rent special equipment for your move, moving companies should have their own vehicles. A rental truck can be a warning signal.

Finally, beware of moving companies that request a large deposit upfront. In most cases, payment is due after the move is complete. If movers request a large deposit (more than 20 percent) or ask for cash, that’s a big red flag. Always pay with a credit card.

Get Everything in Writing

Once you’ve chosen a mover, get your contract in writing. You’ll want to make sure that terms are laid out in the agreement, including:

  • Estimate and prices
  • How overages and additional fees are handled
  • When payment is due
  • Insurance policies
  • Pick up and delivery dates
  • Inventory/list of belongings

What to Do if There’s a Problem

What if you run into issues with your mover or have complaints? In most cases, you have up to nine months to report any problems and file an insurance claim, so don’t wait too long to go through your belongings and check for damage.

You may file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. For interstate moves, you can contact the Federal Motor Carry Safety Administration. If the company belongs to the American Moving & Storage Association, you can file a complaint there.

While moving is stressful, a good moving company can make it less so. These tips will help you find the right company for your move. Contact us today for a quote. We can work to make your move more manageable.

How To Move Your Business to a New State

Business owners may want to relocate to another state for several reasons. For example, a business located near the state line may receive economic development incentives for moving across the line or find the tax or legal climate there more friendly. Or, the target market for the product has changed, and the new state offers better access. In small or family-owned businesses, the owner may wish to relocate and transfer the company with them.

Here are some things to keep in mind when moving your business to another state.

Establish Yourself Legally

The steps for establishing your business legally in a new state depend upon its legal structure. A sole proprietorship, which is legally considered the same as the owner, just tells the IRS of its new address. The owner then cancels business licenses and permits in one state and obtains ones in the new state.

Businesses that are organized as LLCs or corporations will register in the new state. Depending on the laws of the state, you may have two options. The first is to close the business in one state and open it in the new state. The second is to keep the business open in the original state but register as a foreign company in the new state. Consulting with a tax attorney is essential since liquidating a business may have tax implications.

Tell Employees

Develop a communications plan for telling employees about the move. If you hope some employees will relocate with your business, determine what types of relocation assistance you will offer, including whether you will provide job assistance for the spouse. Provide enough information to allow these employees to make an informed decision about relocating. If employees are not relocating, determine what severance packages you will offer.

Maintain clear communication with employees throughout the process. Announce the move, then also meet with employees individually about their situation. By being proactive, you will minimize potential performance issues.

Tell Clients and Potential Clients

Communicate with clients and potential clients through mass media, as well as one on one. Communicate directly with key clients, stressing your move’s positive aspects and how the relocation will benefit them. Send press releases to the newspapers in all cities where you have key clients and engage them on social media. Redo your marketing collateral and website to include the new address.

Plan and Execute the Physical Move

Plan for services at your new location, including Internet, VoIP, or other phone services. Different carriers will likely operate in your new state.

Plan your new space carefully. Draw a blueprint and determine the basics, such as the location of electrical outlets and phone jacks. If you use an interior designer, be sure they coordinate with IT staff to place cables and other connections.

Consider how to minimize productivity losses during the transition. For example, consider whether employees can work remotely during the move or whether you should schedule the move over a holiday. You’ll pay more for moving companies over holidays, but you might recoup the money spent on increased productivity.

Obtain quotes from several top movers who have experience in interstate office moves. Use discounts, but only for movers on your list anyway.

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Moving your business to a new state presents many challenges. We can help you navigate those challenges through excellent planning and a moving team like no other. Contact us for a quote today. We can help relocate your business locally or long-distance.

Pack Your Garage Like a Moving Pro

If you’re like most people, there’s a particular part of the house that strikes fear into your heart when it’s time to pack up and move: The garage.

It’s not hard to understand why the garage is so often left until last. After all, it’s packed with stuff that just doesn’t fit in the rest of the house. From oily automotive parts to dirty lawn tools, bulky outdoor equipment, and random items that just don’t get used very often, the garage can definitely present a packing challenge.

But don’t be intimidated. These tips will help you pack your garage like a moving pro.

Editing Down

The first step in a successful garage move involves taking the time to go through your belongings and (most importantly) getting rid of anything you don’t want or need. While we understand the impulse to simply box everything up and worry about it later, you’ll thank your future self for making an effort to edit.

Plus, there’s no good reason for paying to move items you don’t use or want. Start by separating your garage stuff into four categories:

  • Keep
  • Donate to charity/give away
  • Sell
  • Trash

Not only does this method means you’ll have less stuff to move, but the recipients of your donations will benefit, too. You can even make a few extra bucks to fund your move by selling items you don’t want anymore.

Review the Rules

Certain materials are classified as “hazardous” by federal safety regulations, so they can’t be transported in a moving truck. Your moving company will let you know what’s on the list.

Many forbidden items are typically stored in garages and may include:

  • Paint and thinner
  • Aerosols
  • Diesel and gasoline
  • Propane tanks
  • Pesticide and fertilizer
  • Charcoal
  • Flammable items

Tool Packing Tips

When packing tools, have bubble wrap, tape, and moving blankets on hand. Bundle shovels, rakes, and other garden tools together, wrap in a moving blanket, then tape securely.

If you’ve kept original packaging, that’s a perfect way to pack tools. If not, wrap sharp edges with bubble wrap before placing them in moving boxes. Don’t forget to take batteries out of power tools first. Simply put small hand tools in a secure toolbox.

Outdoor Equipment

Now comes the fun part: Packing standard (and bulky) garage items such as lawnmowers, BBQ grills, and bicycles. Start by draining the gas from your yard equipment before safely securing any sharp edges.

Remember that movers usually can’t move charcoal or propane tanks, so you’ll have to remove those from your BBQ. (Perhaps your neighbor would appreciate them!) Clean your grill before securing it for the move.

Consider taking your bikes apart before moving; it’s usually easy to remove wheels and handlebars. You can also find specialty bike moving boxes for extra protection.

Finally, defrost your garage freezer several days before the move. Give the interior time to dry before loading it onto the moving truck.

When you’re disassembling and packing items, snap pictures before and during the disassembly. This simple step will make it easier to put everything back together again when you reach your new home.

Make Moving Simple 

Moving a garage can seem intimidating — but it doesn’t have to be. When you give yourself time to edit and organize the packing process, you’ll enjoy a smooth garage move.

Let us help with your relocation. Contact us for a quote today.


How To Handle The Rollercoaster of Emotions When Moving

Every day, people deal with transitions in sometimes vastly different ways. But there is no escaping the fact that change and emotions go hand-in-hand. Significant changes such as marriage, graduations, retirement, and buying a new home come with highs and lows.

We sometimes forget that the moving process itself tends to create an internal rollercoaster that can be challenging to navigate. By identifying issues that may heighten feelings and employing strategies to manage them, you can enjoy moving and the new space that awaits.

What You Need To Know About Moving Stress

One of the driving reasons that many people find moving so stressful comes down to “fear of the unknown.” We like flexing a certain amount of control over our daily routines, and moving reshuffles the deck thoroughly. One living space is in boxes, strangers are loading your comfortable belongings into a truck, and everything you own will be in a new place — including you — when you wake up tomorrow.

It’s not unusual for people to experience telltale signs of stress before moving, such as the following.

  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Sleeplessness
  • Persistent worrying
  • Feeling out of control

Can you relate to any of those? Now that we understand what we’re dealing with internally, we can do something about it.

Strategies That Help Overcome Moving Stress

If fear of the unknown starts our heads spinning, knowledge can prove to be a powerful cure. Consider conducting some online research about the various steps involved in moving. Read blogs about how long people usually take to unpack and get settled.

Consider ways the moving company can fast-track the process by providing a detailed plan about where things will go in the new space. There are moving checklists and advice columns about expediting the process. With that knowledge in hand, you can map out a plan to demonstrate how the process unfolds and precisely when you will wake up in an organized home.

How To Manage Family Moving Emotions

When adults decide that moving is in a family’s best interest, children may disagree. Their world may revolve around friends, school, and extracurricular activities. Things like job opportunities and improved quality of life are not necessary ideas they fully comprehend.

That’s why it’s essential to break the news of a move gently. Be prepared to answer questions about schools, people, activities, and issues that matter to children. Keep in mind children do not like change or the unknown any more than adults. It’s essential to exercise patients when their emotions overflow.

Make The Moving Process Fun For Children

The moving process does not necessarily need to be a difficult time for children. In fact, youngsters can be incredibly resilient. With a little prompting and promotion of the new space and neighborhood, it might not be difficult to make the ride fun. 

These are the ways some parents make transitioning easier.

  • Help your child organize the contact info of friends before moving.
  • Encourage your child to make a map of their new room.
  • Point out the perks of the new space.
  • Help your child run a Google search of age-appropriate activities in the area.

Although not every parent likes the idea of kids playing video games, they have become almost like playgroups, where friends log in together. Headsets and microphones allow youths to play and talk virtually like real life. The point is that the younger generation appears more comfortable with electronic communication. When used appropriately, it can alleviate homesickness by maintaining contact with friends in the old neighborhood.

Making the Move Easier

While we cannot avoid the fact that relocating raises at least some worry about the unknown, knowledge, planning, and a good moving company can make a world of difference.

We can help you plan a stress-free move. Contact us today for a quote.


Moving Tips: 5 Ways to Spruce up a Dated Bathroom

Are you preparing to move soon? Perhaps you are getting your home ready to put on the market, but is your home ready?

You may not realize it, but the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house when selling your home. Is yours ready? Maybe your tired bathroom could use a little sprucing up, staging, or updating.

Updating your bathroom doesn’t mean a total overhaul. If your bathroom is looking a little dated, you don’t necessarily have to invest thousands of dollars. Instead, give it a refresh. There are ways to make adjustments to turn a tired bathroom into a revived room to sell your home.

Here are some tips.

1. Add a splash of color

Giving an old bathroom a bright splash of color can do wonders for its appearance. A few good accents include a new bath rug, shower curtain, and matching towels. If you have windows, hang some new curtains. Convert a tired wood vanity into a brand new one by applying a new paint color to complement the other additions.

2. Install new hardware and fixtures

Worn out hardware and bath fixtures can give a bathroom an overall dingy appearance. Try the following suggestions:

  • Swap out your vanity’s cabinet door handles and drawer pulls with new hardware.
  • Install a modern sink faucet to give the sink an updated look.
  • Change out the tub’s faucet and add a modern shower head.
  • Add new matching towel racks and toilet paper holder.

These small adjustments can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom, essentially giving it some eye-catching features.

3. Replace outdated lighting

Many bathrooms have lighting that not only dates a bathroom but is inefficient. Replace any glass vanity covers with a modern style, such as cracked glass or alabaster frosted glass. If you can afford to go a little bigger, try adding something slightly more dramatic, such as chandelier or pendant lights. Make it bright. Choose bulbs with simulated natural light. 

4. Add fresh paint

A new coat of paint can do wonders. If you have tired wallpaper, buy a wallpaper steamer (these can be purchased online for about $50) and spend an afternoon taking it down. Once you sand down any rough spots, you’ll be ready to give the bathroom an entirely new look or just neutralize it.

Are you not wanting to remove the wallpaper or do a complete paint job? Give the medicine cabinet, bathroom door, shelving, or the foot molding some bright white paint to draw the eye away from any old tile or wallpaper.

5. Deep clean everything

Make sure you scrub the bathroom before your open house and showings. Nothing is worse than mildew, scum, and hair in and around the sink, tub, and toilet. Prospective buyers want everything to feel fresh and clean! 

PRO TIP — When getting your home ready for an open house or showing, remove all medications and toiletries, add some fresh flowers, and make sure the toilet seat is down. 

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Freshening up bathrooms can be an expensive job, and many people find it cost-prohibitive. Instead, look for smaller ways to add function and character. A little flair can go a long way towards sprucing up outdated bathrooms to get your home sold.

Are you looking to relocate? Call us today to learn more about our services. Check out our blog for other essential tips about moving.

7 Steps to Help You Prepare for a Long-Distance Move

A change of scenery can also offer life-changing opportunities. But picking up and moving your life and belongings isn’t always easy.  Planning for a long-distance move is a big task, but it’ll be much easier with these long-distance moving tips.

Tips for a Long-Distance Move

The smartest way to start with a long-distance move is to make a plan. Using these tips, you can create a moving strategy to quickly, safely, and efficiently get you to your new destination.

Pick a Date

When can you move and when do you have to move? If you’re moving for a job or a time-sensitive reason, starting with a date will give you the best chance to be there on time and with some breathing room.

Hire Professionals

Moving in the same neighborhood or city may feel easy with a few strong friends and a truck. But moving to another state is a different situation. When you’re planning a big move, like moving internationally, it’s best to hire a company that knows what to do.

You can get a good estimate from multiple companies before deciding. Start the process early and work with professionals who can help you move without worry. 

Plan Your Pack

Are you wondering how to pack for a long-distance move? It can feel overwhelming without a plan. An excellent place to start is with a timeline of events, so you know where and when to begin.

Once you have a timeline, you can begin on lists of what to pack and when it needs to be packed. You may leave some things until the last minute to pack, but you can take care of a lot ahead of time, leaving you with less to worry about as your moving date comes closer.


A long-distance move may offer a chance to start over and begin anew. But it won’t be any easier if you insist on bringing every little thing you own with you. You can save money, time, space, and energy by downsizing before you move.

Consider donating to friends, family, or local stores and shelters. If you plan ahead you can also make some money off items you don’t need by selling them before the move.

Label Everything

The last thing you want when arriving in a new city, state, or country is to be lost in a sea of brown boxes with no idea where anything is. It’s one of the most simple moving tricks but also easy to forget. Keep a marker on you as you box up your home to make the unpacking and even loading up process easier for everyone.

Prepare Essential Items

Think of the things you use every day like your toothbrush, a change of clothes, and other necessities. When you’re packing everything up, make sure you plan a few boxes and bags of items you’ll need for the trip out to your new home, and for those first few days when everything is still boxed up. These priority items will come in handy as you settle in.

Don’t Delay

One of the most important long-distance moving tips is to simply not wait. As soon as you know your plan, you can get started. Packing tends to take longer than expected, and it’s easier to stay organized if you’re on schedule and not rushing to finish up before the movers arrive. Start quickly and stay on top of the process to make moving to another state or overseas look easy.

To the Next Adventure

A long-distance move offers you a new home and a new state or country to explore. It should be an exciting time. By planning ahead you can avoid unnecessary stress and focus on the positives. And if these moving tricks helped you feel more ready than before, check us out for more good tips.



Moving With Pets: 5 Hacks for Success

Moving is generally stressful for everyone involved, and this includes your pets. But it doesn’t have to be. Your pet is a part of the family, and the moving process can cause a lot of stress for them.

Going to a new place, be it a new city or state, can be invigorating. Pets should be able to love the new environment they get to explore, but that can take time. By utilizing some of these tips for moving with pets, you and your pets will have an easier time adjusting and accepting a new home.

Tips for Moving with Pets

It’s not a good idea to jump into the moving process before you know how to transport pets and what your pet will need for the move. Professional movers can help with your side of the move, but taking your pet with you is typically a separate process. Different pets and types of animals will react to a move in unique ways, but these tips can help ease that process from the start.

Plan, Plan, Plan

Before you begin moving with animals, you need to be prepared and plan ahead. Know what your new space looks like. How long will it take to get there, and what will your pet need for the trip? If you’re driving, be sure they’re ready for the car ride and have their own crate or carrier comfortably in your car with whatever food or toys they will need. Plan the route, and designate plenty of stops for potty breaks.

Keep Calm  

When you begin packing for your move, your animal will be curious and could become stressed in the process. Provide them with their own room, away from the noise and bustle of packing materials, moving trucks, and more. Keeping them away from all this will keep them from getting underfoot and calm while you focus on where to put everything. Let the movers know which room is designated as your pet’s “safe room” so that they know not to enter that space.

Vet Prep

Be sure you are in contact with your vet about the best ways to move your pet if it’s a trip they haven’t made before. If you’ve never taken your pet on a plane before, it’s a good idea to prep for the trip with a professional’s advice. 

Prepare Your New Home

Animals can get into various trouble in a new space. Pet-proofing your new home is key to moving safely. You know your pet’s habit and the kinds of trouble they may want to get into while you’re busy unloading boxes. Plan ahead and get spaces ready for your pet to explore without worrying about how they could get hurt or damage your new home.

Update Tags and ID

Make sure that you update your pet’s identification tags with your new home information. If your animal has an ID chip, make sure that your new home information has been updated through the chip service as well. Sometimes scared pets tend to run off. Having current information on their tags assures that you can be reached if they get out and away from you.

Baby Steps

Similar to the moving-out process of keeping your pet in their own small area away from the action, when you’re moving in, it can be easier for your pet to provide them with a small new space at first. This also allows you to prepare one room for your pet and then deal with other areas instead of feeling like you have to do everything at once. 

Move Smart, Move Safe

If you plan and prepare for your move, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be smooth and easy for you and your pets. Moving with pets might feel daunting, but they can handle it if you take care of the necessary details and tend to their needs. 

Keep your pet safe and happy with these tips, and have a worry-free move to your new home. If you found these helpful, check us out for more great moving tips.

Moving Tricks: Your Complete Guide to Getting Set up in a New Location

Most people view moving to a new home as a stressful event. Yet, we can all benefit from a move in some ways, especially if we systematically and calmly approach it. 

Studies show that any fresh start can help motivate us to renew our goals and aspirations. 

These moving tricks and tips will help you get settled in your new home as quickly as possible and embrace all the best benefits of relocating to a new home. 

Plan Your Room Layouts

Planning is always a sure-fire way to ensure things run smoothly, and there are many ways to streamline proceedings during a move. 

Before you move into your new house, walk through it while it’s empty to get an idea of the space and how you might set out your furniture.

If you can’t get a copy of the floor plans, take the measurements and draw a rough sketch of the layout by hand. Or plug the measurements into a room layout app. Use this tool to develop your floorplan and determine where your furniture will fit.

Remember to measure all the windows so that you can alter or replace your window dressings as necessary as well.

By planning your room layouts, you can help your movers place items in the correct rooms on arrival and decide which items of furniture to donate or recycle before moving.

Create a Move-in Ready Home

When you visit your new home in advance, you can also carry out any repairs or painting and pet- or child-proof areas before you arrive.

Use this time to locate the fuse box and water shut-off valve so that you know where they are when you need them. It’s essential to set up new utility accounts in advance and ensure your house has water and electricity from the first day.

Ensure you have enough electrical outlets for your needs and ask an electrician to install some more if needed. 

Arrange for a housekeeping service to conduct a deep cleaning a few days before you move in. 

Figure Out the Lay of the Land

Spend time in your new neighborhood and surroundings. Locate local grocery, convenience, and hardware stores, and the nearest hospital, and preferred bank. Knowing where the shops are will help.

Get off to an excellent start by introducing yourself to your neighbors before you move in. They might even provide useful community information or restaurant recommendations.

Decluttering Is Vital Before Moving

There’s a good chance you’ve accumulated a lot of unnecessary belongings during your stay in your current home. Moving is the ideal time to get rid of duplicates, broken items, and things you no longer need.

Donate these to a worthy cause, recycle them, or dispose of them responsibly. Charitable acts create a sense of self-esteem and can help you live longer too. 

Discover More Moving Tricks

By completing as much as you can in advance, you can save yourself most of the inconvenience of moving to a new home.

So, book your moving service early and start planning an effortless and exciting relocation.

Browse our blog for more moving tricks, or get in touch for advice and assistance.

The Top 5 Ideas to Make a Move the Least Disruptive

The busiest time of the year to move is May 15 through August 31, with more than 65 percent of the annual moves happening over the summer months.

If you can move during the non-peak period, it’ll automatically make things less disruptive, but that’s not always possible. Let’s look at five tips for a hassle-free move no matter what time of year it is.

1. Plan Your Move Ahead

One of the things that makes moving so disruptive is all the steps involved. Between gathering moving boxes and other packing supplies, booking a moving company, arranging temporary storage, and various other tasks, there’s a lot to deal with.

It’s not something you should try to throw together on short notice.

If possible, start planning at least 6 to 8 weeks before your moving day. Write up a timeline with all the important tasks – booking movers, gathering supplies, etc. As the weeks pass, you’ll have targets to compare against your actual progress.

2. Notify Everyone Who Needs to Know

You’ll need to notify a lot of people and organizations that you’re moving, including:

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Credit card companies
  • Banks
  • Clubs and associations
  • Utility companies

Some need to know sooner than others, but you should send them the details as early as possible. This will help avoid having bills or other necessary correspondence to go to your old address.

3. Pack in Waves

Part of the first step of planning your timeline is to figure out what you can pack and when. Some things can get packed away earlier than others.

For example, if you’re moving in the summer, you can safely pack your winter clothes as soon as you know you’ll be moving. You’ll need other things, like kitchen utensils and toiletries, up to the day you move.

Knowing when to pack up specific items and areas in your home gives you a head-start without disrupting your day-to-day life.

4. Rent a Storage Unit If Necessary

As you pack things, it can help reduce disruption around your home if those boxes and containers are out of the way completely. A storage unit can help with this.

As things get packed up, move them into storage and out of the house. You’ll have more space to work with, and it will be easier to clean as you go.

5. Get Rid of Anything You Don’t Need

Most of us have things around the house that we don’t need, especially if you’ve lived in your home for any length of time. Don’t feel like you need to take it all with you, particularly if you’re downsizing.

Decide what you won’t take with you as early as possible, so you aren’t forced to deal with it right before you move. You could start with a garage sale, then try to sell it on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, and eventually give it away or donate it if it doesn’t sell.

How Professional Moving Companies Can Help

Working with professional movers like Arrow Moving will also help make it a less disruptive experience. We can help you with any questions ahead of time, and our expert staff can help you save a lot of time and effort compared to doing it yourself.

Today, get in touch to discuss your moving plans and get a free, no-obligation quote.