Here are a handful of small but important tips you can follow that will ease your moving experience. They will allow you to anticipate and prevent unexpected and unnecessary stress during your transition. These are things that should be done before the moving crew arrives at your residence.
Ensure that all items to be packed have been cleaned and ready to ship. This includes clothing, linens, towels, and kitchen ware. Please ensure furniture surfaces have been dusted and the floors have been vacuumed. You would be amazed at how much dust can be kicked up while the crew is at your residence!
Any appliances that you will be shipping need to be unplugged and disconnected, unless you have opted to have a 3rd party company complete this for you. This includes washer, dryers, and any kitchen appliances.
After disconnecting the fridge and freezer, remember to thoroughly clean and dry the interior and exterior. You will want to defrost your freezer a few days before your move. Place a handful of charcoal, baking soda, or fresh coffee in a nylon stocking or sock and place it inside to have the interior kept smelling fresh. This will cut down on post-move cleaning time.
If you have items stored outside in your yard or on your patio or porch, please find an area inside your home, garage or shed where you can bring them in to ensure they are thawed and dry prior to packing.
Protect your memories, if it’s irreplaceable, take them with you while you move. With all the precautions we take, many variables while in transit, such as weather and bumpy roads might prove especially threatening to the most vulnerable of your goods. For everything else, please be sure to point out family keepsakes and heirlooms to your crew leader. This way they can ensure these items receive extra attention when packed.
Moving is stressful for your pets as well. Be mindful that the moving crew will be in your home and theirs. This can cause anxiety in pets, often resulting in unnecessary and excessive accidents as well as shedding and molting. Plan ahead and decide what is best for you and your pets.
Following these simple steps will help us help you have a successful and safe move!