Moving 101: The Fundamentals

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Have you ever tried moving? You know how it is, right? It’s extremely tiring and difficult, especially if you have a lot of things to pack up. We’ve all been there. The hassle that is associated with moving can really take its toll on our psyche and sometimes, it shows. When you finally settle down in your new home, you look for that one specific material you need and all of a sudden, it hits you: you forgot the box back in your previous apartment. Or you may have experienced hiring movers in, let’s say, Southeast Michigan, to help you out with the endeavor.

They ask you if that is all, upon which you tell them that’s all. Then down the line, you can’t find your stuff anywhere. It’s then you realize that you forgot to bring out one important box from the attic. By the end of the day, you really can’t blame anyone but yourself.

Yes, it’s highly frustrating to experience such events when moving, but don’t fret, as you are not alone. In fact, a lot of people who move experience the same dilemmas almost every time. But why? Aside from the job being too stressful and tiring, considering there are a lot of things to pack up, is the fact that there is no existing complex machinery system to do their work for them. Some people think they can simply wing it and put everything they can randomly inside a box then organize it once it’s time to unpack. Some go DIY on their efforts to move. However, as cost-effective as it is, it paves the way for things to be misplaced or even left as they’re already too swamped with the moving process.

If you want to ease your stress when it comes to moving, one has to have a plan of attack. This means, getting your head in the game and organizing your things before the day of the move. Here are some tips and tricks on how you can be more efficient before moving.

Haul before hauling
You might be thinking “why should I haul my stuff when I’ll eventually get a moving company to do the job for me?”. Think of it this way, the more things you haul on your own right now, the less chance you are likely to forget them when the movers come in and haul everything in one go. You may even be able to save more money as you no longer have to ask them to bring the big guns. Moving companies offer fixed prices for smaller hauls as compared to paying them by the hour for bigger hauls. Not only that, but doing this can also provide you with the opportunity to easily oversee where exactly your valuables’ boxes are. Instead of wondering where it is or if these boxes are still in one piece, you’re confident enough that your valuables have already been moved beforehand.

Make a checklist
Its so cliché to tell people to make a checklist but, the truth of the matter is that people aren’t really doing that. As stated before, people tend to wait till the last minute or they rely solely on the movers. Then they complain why some of their things can’t be found after the day of the move. Some even blame the moving companies for stealing or whatnot before they realize they left it in their previous home. So before you go through the process of packing everything in boxes, it is wise to make a checklist of the things you’re going to bring with you to help you lessen the probability of leaving something behind. It would be better to organize your checklist based on the room your things are in, for example, “utensils”, “plates”, and “pots” are placed in one list labeled as “kitchen”; then, you can check them when you finished packing them up.

Detach from the memories of your home
This is more psychological rather than physical. If you are in the process of packing everything, sometimes you pack things that are really not that necessary. And it can take a toll on your time, money, and effort. Here’s a tip: if you are deciding to donate or leave some items behind, make a photo compilation of them via your phone and keep them in your device’s storage or even place them online. It makes leaving these items easier. The items aren’t with you anymore, but you have the privilege of looking at those memorable photos you took before donating them to someone else.

Utilize your resources
Unless you are only hauling three or four small boxes, it would be better to utilize other people to help you with the process. And it would be even better to utilize movers in Southeast Michigan, for example, to help you haul everything to your front yard and onto their trucks. Just imagine hauling your sofa on top of your sedan on the freeway. That might not even be legal in some cases but you get the picture. You are only giving yourself more problems by doing everything on your own. You might even be putting yourself at risk for going MacGyver on the moving process. What you can do is search for reliable moving companies who offer services that fit your specifications. You can request them to estimate the entire hauling process or ask them to put on bubble wrap on your furniture. Most moving companies offer such services so you don’t have to worry about that.

Moving doesn’t have to be that much of a problem. It doesn’t even have to be a problem in the first place, as long as you are innovative with your packing process and utilize your resources. And if it’s quality and reliable moving services you are after, we at General Movers Incorporation are here to provide you with what you need. At General Movers Incorporation, we make sure our movers are ready to help you every step of the way, from estimations to hauling, then to moving. With us, you are guaranteed the convenience that you should experience when moving. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us at (734) 624 8305 or leave us a message on our Contact Us page.

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