Things to DIY before you move
Moving is exciting, but usually a stressful process as well, because there are so many bigger or smaller things to do and take care of. Luckily, there are professional movers like us, Liberty Moves from Delray Beach, Florida, that take care of the hard part of moving, so make sure to enlist our help.
The best thing to do is to make a list of everything, even the smallest things that come to mind. Make a list of everything you need to do, everything you need to take and pack, cross off everything that is done or taken care of, and remember to delegate. You can’t do everything by yourself so make sure to include your family and friends in the process. Here is one list that can help you, a list of important things to DIY before you move.
Make a packing schedule
The first thing to do to stay as organized and as efficient as possible is to make a schedule. See when you have enough free time, take into consideration when you work, or when you have some other obligations, and set the time and a daily quota, for example, for packing. It is very exhausting to do all the packing in one day, or in one weekend, so give yourself more time. You can pack one room per day, for example, or start with the non-essentials and leave the things you use most for the last day.
Prepare beforehand all the supplies you will need for moving. The simplest way is to pack everything you can into cardboard boxes. You can write their content on all of them and label them properly to keep everything safe and organized. Mark the things that are fragile, and which side goes up if there is something breakable inside. Use filling material for fragile things. For bigger things, such as appliances and furniture, use the bubble wrap, and if something needs to be disassembled, let professional movers do it. And make sure not to forget anything while packing for moving.
Switch your utilities
This is one of the first things you should do once you have purchased a new home and set the moving date. Call your utility companies and arrange the term to switch all the utilities as soon as possible, preferably before you move into your new home. Sometimes it can take a while for them to do it, and you would want to have everything ready and be comfortable once you arrive.
Packing the closet
When it comes to packing your clothes from the closets, that is the one thing you don’t really have to do. If you hire professional movers, then you can ask them to do it for you. They will simply come with some special wardrobe boxes, put them in the right off the hangers and take them to your new home. You will save your time packing and iron them after.
Have the basics at hand
While you’re packing, make sure to set aside all of the basics that you will need right away, such as bathroom supplies, some clothes, and similar things, which is what your top moving company from Delray Beach, Florida recommends as well. You can take those basic small things yourself if your new home is close, and leave the rest for the moving truck when it comes.