Streamlining Your Move
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Generate a Checklist for Everything
Moving is crazy, and there is so many things to think about that it's normal to drop a ball or two. Therefore, generate lists and check them twice. Create a checklist for packing every room, and another for preparing your home to be sold or end the lease. Create a checklist for booking a moving company in Colorado Springs and another checklist for put together your travel plans. You might go a step further by making a master checklist of lists you have put together.
If you've immediately thought of a better way to organize your move, that is totally fine. All you require is a visual and interactive plan so you can be sure you won’t miss any steps, boxes, or important points.
Label Cartons & Put Together a Master Inventory
Speaking of missing a box: label all things. It's far better to label too much than not enough. It might seriously help to arrange and label boxes by room and even utilize color-coded tape for speedy identification.
While you pack, create a whole inventory of what's in the cartons so you can know how many boxes you have for each room and their contents. This includes jotting just a few notes as you go, however it could be a lifesaver when you're looking for something while unpacking at the new home. In the event you are working with a professional local mover, they will inventory your things for you.
Pack Your Overnight Bags
As you pack the bedrooms and bathrooms, pack a couple overnight bags. You may need a couple day's garments, toiletries, medications, and personal items for each person in the house – and a small pack for each furry family member. You may also want to pack an air mattress or maybe some camping gear; the very first night in the new residence is often before the moving van gets there.
Getting all your stuff ready to head out will surely make a difference for a anxiety-free travel phase of your move.
Work Everything Out with Your Movers
Don't be bashful about contacting to work out every little detail with your local or long-distance moving company in Colorado Springs. Discuss what time the truck will be there to be loaded and what day it will most likely arrive at the new house. Determine how you are going to keep in touch with your driver and with your move coordinator. If you need extra packing materials, furniture disassembly services, or storage at origin or destination, discuss it with your professional movers in Colorado Springs so there are no surprises during the process.
Have the New Home Ready
Make sure the new house is set for your arrival. Be certain to have the utilities turned on and get the refrigerator cooled down so you can order groceries on the first night in. Be sure you have the key or that someone with the key will be waiting for you. Any worry you have about the residence being ready, simply address the matter beforehand.
Make Your Travel Plans Ahead
Finally, get your travel plans organized. Plan where you will stop for meals and reserve your accommodation nights in advance. Should you be flying, plan out all the details you will need for luggage and rides. If you are taking a road trip, know your itinerary and the distance from hotel to hotel each day. The more that is prepared when you embark, the smoother your trip will be.
Moving does not need to be a risk to your mental health or safety. By organizing all the particulars beforehand, you may remove any risk or stress with clear, simple to follow steps. If you are ready, even a long-distance move is nothing to worry about.
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