Moving Madness Made Easy

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on September 7, 2013. Posted in Moving, Pods

Moving

We all know that moving is no picnic. There are so many things to account for, and everything always seems to be under a time crunch. If you are getting ready to make a move, do not stress too much. There are plenty of trade secrets you can use to make it a breeze.

Most experienced movers will tell you that the most important thing you can do when moving is to have an organized, strategic plan. The internet is filled with all kinds of moving tips and tricks. Your best option is to do a little research, and find a moving checklist template that you can customize for your move. Once you have a checklist that includes the right tips, your move will be off and running.

One of the first things that should be on your moving checklist is finding the best long distance movers. There are hundreds of moving companies out there that offer a variety of services in many different price ranges. You will want to establish ahead of time what services you are looking for, and what the maximum amount of money is that you can spend on movers.

There are moving services that will pack your belongings for you if you do not have the time to do much during your move. You can hire labor simply to load and unload your boxes and furniture, or you can just rent a truck and load the items yourself. One of the more popular services moving companies are now offering is the portable storage unit, also known as pods.

Pods are great for moves that are not rushed, or for moves that have a time gap between the old home and the new home. Military movers usually love pods because they never know when this time gap might show up. You get to pack them right in your driveway and the company will take care of storing the unit until you are ready to unpack in your new home. It is the ultimate convenience in moving services.

Once you have chosen a moving service, you can begin applying the tips and tricks on your checklist to packing. You may find some of the most common tips are the easiest to do. For example, to save space packing and protect your breakable items, you can wrap your dishes in towels and t shirts. It is also highly recommended that you label each box by room and contents to make the unpacking process easier.

No matter how you choose to move and with what services, the key is staying organized. Do a little research at the very beginning to create your very own attack plan. Once you do, you will find the process moving right along with very few glitches. Before you know it, you will be settled in your new place.

Comments (2)

  • Caroline Russel
    June 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm |

    Really do your research on moving companies and how they charge. We got caught off guard when they charged us by the hour for the labor but also by the mile for the truck.

  • Andy Cox
    July 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm |

    Really do your research on moving companies and how they charge. We got caught off guard when they charged us by the hour for the labor but also by the mile for the truck.

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