Professional Connecticut Movers Give you Excellent Moving Hacks!
Everyone understands that attempting a residential or commercial move on your own isn’t exactly a walk in the park. However, when you work with a team of professional CT Movers, like those on the team here at Noah’s Ark Moving & Storage, you gain the advantage of ensuring that all aspects of your move will be handled with the utmost skill. In this blog entry, our expert relocation technicians will provide you some excellent hacks for a simple and easy move that we’ve learned in the field!
Preparing for the Move
- Contact your utility providers in advance and let them know you’ll be moving.
- Figure out how much, and what type of, packing supplies you’ll need for your move – well in advance.
- Eat as much of the food you have in the house before moving day.
- Get rid of old or rarely worn clothes from your closet.
- Ask yourself if an item serves a purpose in your life – if it doesn’t, you can donate it!
- Arrange for pickup for large scale items like rugs or furniture that you intend to donate – in advance.
- If you’re not sure if you want to get rid of an item, but not sure if you need it either, opt for short term storage.
Money Saving Moving Tips
- Try to find as many free packing supplies as possible by calling local stores or even asking friends.
- Try to schedule your move for the middle of the afternoon – and ideally – the middle of the week.
Packing Moving Tips
- Leave items in dresser drawers wrapped in plastic wrap.
- Keep clothing on hangers and bunch them in garbage bags.
- Use blankets, towels, and linens as wrapping for glass or other fragile items.
- Use empty pots to hold smaller items like kitchen gadgets.
- Wrap plastic wrap around spillable or liquid items.
- Fill all of your suitcases up.
- Make a color code that says which boxes should go to which room.
- Take a picture of moving boxes when they’re packed so you can more easily identify what’s in there.
- Take a photo of the back of your television and other electronic items to determine where the wires go.
- Make a go-kit bag of all the items you’ll need during your move.
- Try to get all this packing and labeling done in advance.
Tips for Moving Day and Unpacking
- Leave much of the hard work and logistical planning to your professional moving team!
- Unpack the kitchen first – it will make it much simpler for you to then work on easier to unpack areas.
- Plan a housewarming party on a deadline so it gives you pressure to unpack faster.
- Use music to make the packing process easier.
- Don’t try to unpack everything at once! Just get one thing done at a time and focus on whatever feels accomplishable.
- Remove moving boxes as you unpack them.
- Get takeout food so you don’t have to worry about cooking!