Things To Do Before Your Move

Moving is a big process, and there’s a lot of work to do before it’s done. Whether you’re moving down the street or planning a long-distance move, you have many things to do, but how do you keep track of them all? If you’re looking to simplify the moving process, this guide from Slater Transfer & Storage is here to help. Here are some of the most important things to add to your to-do list, including in which order you should do them, before the move.

Gather Moving Supplies

Before you even start packing or anything else, you’ll want to gather your moving supplies. You’ll likely need a lot of boxes and perhaps some bins for more valuable items. A dolly is also extremely valuable, so consider renting one.

But you’ll also want to get things like bubble wrap, tarps, and plastic wrap to secure and protect your belongings. At Slater Transfer & Storage, we offer a wide array of moving supplies, including boxes, so you will be ready to pack up and go to your next place.

Sort Your Items

While packing is a lot of work, you can make it easier on yourself by downsizing first. Before you put your belongings into boxes, start by storing everything. You can make three main categories: throw out, donate, and keep.

Throw out anything you don’t want but that’s not in good enough condition to give away. Then, find a place to donate other items. Perhaps to thrift stores, shelters, or to family and friends. By doing this, you’ll downsize your belongings, which means less stuff to pack and move.

Pack Your Belongings

Now that you have the moving supplies and have downsized the things you don’t want to take, you can start the packing process. While packing is always a lot of work, there are options available to lessen the workload.

Consider asking friends and family for help. By making it a concentrated effort, you can do everything in just a few days instead of a long-drawn-out process. You can also hire professional movers if you don’t have the time or energy to pack yourself.

Transfer Utilities & Internet

Before you get to the new place, make sure you’ve handled a few other logistics. You’ll need to contact your current utility and internet providers and set a stop date for these services.

Then, you’ll want to contact gas, electricity, internet, and any other services for your new home. This way, everything will be set up in your name by the time you get there, and you won’t have to scramble!

Schedule Moving Services & Storage

Before you start to move to your place, you’ll need to ensure that everything is in order to make that happen. Whether you need to rent a moving truck or want full-service movers, you’ll need to schedule these services.

At Slater Transfer & Storage, we provide a wide array of moving options, including commercial and local moves. Giving us a call as soon as possible ensures we can schedule the right moving services for you when you need them.

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