How to prepare for your next move: Advice from a moving company

Written by Charley Bowling on Sep 13, 2022

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So, you’re moving house – congratulations! It’s an exciting time in your life. But it can also be a little daunting, especially if you’re not sure what to do to prepare for the move. That’s why as experienced movers, we’ve put together this guide to help make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. Keep reading for our top tips on how to prepare for moving houses.

Strategize your move from A-Z

The first step in preparing for your move is to create a moving plan. This will help you keep track of everything that needs to be done, from packing up your belongings to transferring utilities and changing your address. Having a plan will make the whole process much less overwhelming and ensure that nothing gets forgotten.

Get rid of everything you don’t want

One of the best parts of moving is that it’s a fresh start. So take advantage of that by getting rid of anything you don’t want or need before you move. This will not only lighten your load, but it will also save you money on moving costs. If you’re not sure what to get rid of, start by going through your belongings and setting aside anything you haven’t used in the past year. You can also sell items you don’t want or donate them to charity.

Set up a packing station

To make packing more efficient and less chaotic, set up a packing station in a designated area of your home. This should be somewhere you can easily access all of your packing supplies, such as boxes, tape, and bubble wrap. It’s also a good idea to have a designated space for items that need to be packed so that they don’t end up getting lost in the shuffle.

Don’t wait till the last minute

Don’t wait until the week of your move to start packing! Begin packing up non-essential items a few weeks in advance. This will not only lighten your load come moving day, but it will also give you a chance to declutter your home and get rid of anything you don’t need or use anymore. Not sure what to do with all that stuff? Check out our tips for decluttering before moving.

Pack an essentials box

On the day of your move, you’re going to want to have easy access to all the things you’ll need throughout the day – think snacks, water, toiletries, medications, change of clothes, etc. To make this happen, pack an ‘essentials box’ and keep it with you at all times. This will make things much easier and less stressful on moving day.

Categorize your boxes clearly

This may seem like a small thing, but trust us, it makes a big difference. Labeling your boxes with their contents and the room they’re going in will save you a lot of time and frustration when you’re trying to unpack at your new place. Not to mention, it’ll help your movers know where to put things when they’re unpacking the truck. Win-win!

Change your address

Don’t forget to change your address! You can do this online through the USPS website or by visiting your local post office. Once you’ve changed your address, be sure to update your contact information with all your important contacts, like your bank, doctor, and employer.

Transfer your utilities

Another important step in preparing for your move is to transfer or set up your utilities at your new address. This includes things like electricity, gas, water, trash and recycling, internet, and cable. Most utility companies will require you to set up service a few days in advance, so be sure to do this as soon as you have your new address.

Work with a professional moving company!

Last but not least, one of the best ways to prepare for your move is to hire a professional moving company. The benefits include peace of mind, less stress, and a hassle-free experience. And when you work with Neo Moving, you also get the added bonus of working with some of the best movers in Seattle!

Take the stress out of moving with simple best practices!

We hope these tips have been helpful! Moving can be a big undertaking, but by following these steps you can make the process much smoother and less stressful. Good luck with your move – and if you need any assistance along the way, don’t hesitate to give us a call over at Neo Moving.