Gabrielle Gardiner https://www.homeadvisor.com 1m 341 #movingtips
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Moving is one of the top stressors in life, especially when you’re moving for work and there are professional responsibilities to worry about. Save yourself some trouble by having a solid plan on how to approach moving and deal with any potential challenges. Thankfully, there are some stress-free moving tips you can follow to help you keep your head on straight during the moving process.
There’s never been a better time to look into the cost of hiring a moving service to make your life easier. We’ve also highlighted some more great actionable advice for moving below.
Make a moving binder.
It’s great to have digital copies of everything, but also physically print and organize all documents: contracts, receipts, and other important records in one organized place.
Schedule your move to happen mid-month or mid-week.
There will be less traffic and the cost to move furniture might be lower during these times.
Be careful about leaks, lost items or other mishaps.
Keep valuables close and remember to pack items like cleaning solutions, paints, and sharp tools in clear plastic bins not cardboard boxes.
Use labels to categorize your boxes using color-coding.
Consider giving every room a different color packing label. You can download our free packing labels to add to your boxes below!
Schedule a pickup with WePickUp.org or a similar site.
This is especially useful if you have a lot of items you’d rather donate than sell. It’ll save you a trip to Good Will or Salvation Army!
Notify your home insurance agent of your move.
They’ll be able to tell you if moving insurance is included in your home insurance policy. If not, you’ll want to look into moving insurance to protect your belongings.
You can find dozens more tips here, and feel free to download HomeAdvisor’s printable resources to help with the moving process: an inventory cheat sheet, contact notification sheet, and moving labels.
Contact notification interactive checklist
Printable home inventory cheat sheet