You can never be too prepared for your move. In fact, moving can get very complicated. That’s why at Colonial Van Lines we recommend choosing a trusted moving company. When it comes to moving long-distance, we can handle your move and help you throughout the entire process. Staying well organized during your move can be pivotal in keeping your moving process as smooth as possible.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Moving Company and Moving Services
There are many aspects of a move that go beyond just moving actual home commodities. There’s communicating with the various companies and government agencies about your address change. There is also making the proper moving arrangements to have the power, gas, and water turned on, so the move can be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. So why worry about moving your goods too? A moving company like Colonial Van Lines knows how to assist in order to make the move as easy as possible. This leaves you to focus on other important things.
Put together a List to Help You Move
Details are your good friend. Create a list of everything you need to take care of when you move. It is important to have a moving checklist because not only does it keep you organized, but it also helps prevent the feelings of moving dread or moving anxiety some people experience when they move.
Assess the Move
After you have looked around and assessed your needs for containers it’s time to find these supplies and others.
Having an idea of which container everything will be packed in is helpful to ensure there are enough. Labeling is the only way to recognize your boxes and determine where things are when you arrive your new home.
Declutter before you move
There is no reason to pay to move stuff you don’t want. Instead, organize a yard sale a month or two before moving. You’ll want the time to set it up properly, post around your neighborhood and online. Plus you’ll want to have some petty cash available when you are negotiating the prices on your kids unwanted toys and your old concert t’s.
Labeling Boxes Properly
Be sure to label your boxes with the specific room you want them to land in in your new home. Also give a good description of what is inside so you don’t have to take too long searching for something.
Here is an example: 3 boxes all say kitchen.
1.) Mugs, Coffee Pot, Filters,
2.) Utensils, Baking Sheets 2, Kitchen towels,
3.) Spices, Sugar, Coffee, Tea
Before Moving Day
You’ll need to check the weather to see if you need to plan for rain or worse. Here is our list to ensure you check in with all of your utilities and that they are set up in advance. Read a helpful timeline for transferring utilities when you move.
Obtain Plenty of Supplies:
The last thing you want to do is pack and find out you have limited supplies. Be certain to purchase more boxes than you believe you’ll need. You can always return them if you don’t need them. As an example, you might have a number in your head, but once you initiate packing, you realize that your boxes are way too heavy. Colonial Van Lines offers an array of moving supplies in conjunction with moving services to provide clients with all of the resources they need to have a successful move.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Duct Tape, Packaging tape
- Wrapping paper, bubble wrap
- TV Boxes, Wardrobe Boxes, assorted moving boxes
- Sharpies, or color coded labels.
- Scissors, box cutter, small screwdriver set, power drill
- Cleaning supplies, spray, paper towels, garbage bags.
Let Colonial Van Lines Get You Moving
With Colonial Van Lines every move is personalized to fit your long distance moving needs and budget.
At Colonial Van Lines we want to help keep your move as organized as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a more detailed moving checklist for you.