10 Top Moving Tips

10 Top Moving Tips. Moving is usually very hectic for most households. You have to prepare your children, clean, donate, deal with your pets, pack up the house, and everything else in between. If you are not a seasoned moving pro, you are going to need a little help. Our Moving Tip series was created to help you get organized and consider things you may not have thought about. These moving tips are items that should not be forgotten about, if you want a successful move.

Moving is usually very hectic for most households.  You have to prepare your children, clean, donate, deal with your pets, pack up the house, and everything else in between.   If you are not a seasoned moving pro, you are going to need a little help.

Our Moving Tip series was created to help you get organized and consider things you may not have thought about.  These moving tips are items that should not be forgotten about, if you want a successful move.   

Here are the 10 top most popular moving tips.

NewspaperUse newspaper only for cushioning when packing boxes. Avoid wrapping or placing items against newspaper, as the ink will rub off.  

 

3 QuotesReceive at least 3 in-home quotes from moving companies before selecting a mover.  You want to make sure that two of the quotes are similar in price and service.

 

Vet RecordsDon't forget your furry friends in a move. Be sure to meet with your vet and groomer before moving day - collect records, ask for referrals and make sure they are healthy and prepared for the stresses of moving.

 

Keep ValuablesNot sure what to have movers pack and what to keep in your car during a move? Before your moving crew arrives, separate important documents such as birth certificates, passports, and ss cards, along with small valuables like jewelry or important photos that you will keep with you at all times during a move. For larger valuables like artwork, talk to your driver before packing begins to identify valuables that need special attention during packing, loading and inventory.

Essential SuppliesFeeling overwhelmed about packing for an upcoming move? Start with the basics and collect these essential supplies: packing paper, tape, markers, scissors and boxes!

 

Basic ToolkitKeep a basic tool kit unpacked and easily accessible throughout the move. From tape measures to hammers and screwdrivers, a basic tool kit can be very helpful during the packing and unpacking process.

 

Plastic WrapA useful packing tool you may not think of is plastic wrap. Similar to tape, but less sticky, plastic wrap can be used for securing furniture draws, wrapping clothes, bundling small items, securing bubble wrap to breakables and more!

 
Pet Sitter ArrangementsPlan ahead when it comes to moving with dogs and cats. Limit their stress and yours on loading and unloading days by making pet sitter arrangements.

 

Emergency Expense FundBe prepared for the unexpected. Have some funds available for those events.

 

Track ExpensesDepending on the reason for your relocation, some or your entire move might be tax deductible. Keep your documents and talk to your tax professional.

 

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