At Dependable Relo, we know how overwhelming the moving process can feel for you. That’s why we work our very hardest to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Our decades of experience helping people relocate has given us some insight on how to make your move more manageable.
You can get a free in-home survey from Dependable Relo that will provide the most accurate estimate for your move. During the survey, you’ll be telling us what items we’re moving, so you’ll want to have a decent idea beforehand of what is and isn’t coming with you.
Of course, what most people think about when moving is all the packing they have to do. While this is one of the most time-consuming parts of the relocation process, there are some things you can do to make it easier.
First of all, donate or sell any unwanted items before you move. Having a lighter load will cut down your packing time and also save you money on shipping costs. In some instances, donating clothes or household goods to charities can earn you a tax deduction if you save the receipts from the donation. Another easy way to downsize is to use up your canned goods, frozen foods and other household items. Buy only what you will use before you leave. For more detailed tips on scaling back before a move, see our video on downsizing.
If you’ll be self packing, it can help to know the safest way to pack your belongings, from china sets to furniture. You can visit our website at www.Dependable ReloTS.com to find our guide to packing almost any type of object. Be sure to keep an overnight bag of items you’ll need right away when you arrive. This way, you won’t have to go searching through boxes to find your belongings after a long day of traveling.
If you have items you’d like to keep but that won’t fit in your new home, you have the option of renting a storage unit. Dependable Relo even offers full service storage to help you maximize the efficiency of your move.
Lastly, the final few weeks before moving day are a good time to begin tying up loose ends and ensuring that your new home is ready for you. Make sure to tell the post office you’re moving; set up an end date for your current utilities and set up your new accounts; take pets to the vet; and if you’re driving a long distance, have your car serviced for the trip.
At the end of the day, two of the most important things to remember about moving are to just take it one step at a time, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about the relocation process. If you need assistance with an upcoming move, call Dependable Relo for personalized solutions and expert service.