Even with the help of moving professionals like Hopkins and Sons, moving can still be an extremely stressful and overwhelming process. Ensuring everything is in order and planning ahead is one of the most important parts of your move.
Here are our top 5 tips for avoiding stress during moving:
Before you reach for the boxes and tape, create a plan of how your items will be unpacked and what you will need first when you arrive to your new destination. Once you have a good idea of what will go where, you can write this on your boxes as your packing so that the moving company can take the items to the correct rooms. This is one less thing for you to stress about later on.
Create a Checklist
Now that your plan is in place, we suggest creating a checklist to help you keep track of what has been done and what is left to do. We suggest that you create a checklist for each room in your home, ensuring that you won’t forget to do some things. By checking your lists throughout the move you can ensure a smoother move.
Packing & moving supplies: Make sure you have enough boxes and packing materials.
Create a household inventory: List all the items you have so you know what you will be bringing with you, donating, selling or throwing away.
Organize and schedule utilities: Find out whether you can move your utility accounts to your new home and arrange for utilities to be turned on on your move-in date.
Mark Your Items Clearly
As you’re boxing up and packing away your items, be sure to grab a marker and jot down some notes on the box of what the box contains and where it should go in the house. This helps the moving company know where to take your items so that you don’t have to move them yourself later. This also helps you find what your looking for without having to open all your boxes.
Ask for Help
Hopkins and Sons is here to help! We are experts with moving all sorts of household items and furniture. We can also help pack and safely wrap hard-to-pack items (pianos, fine art, lamps, pool tables etc.) so that they can be securely transported to your new home. Enlisting our help will drastically reduce the amount of work at your end, resulting in a lot less stress.
If you prefer not to use a professional for packing, consider asking friends and family for help. Their input can also help to relieve stress from moving. Ask them to help organize rooms, pack items, wrap items in bubble wrap, label boxes or even just offer you support. Although we love moving, it is not everyone’s passion, having a friend around makes moving more fun.
Hire A Professional
Once your items are packed up, it’s time to bring in a professional. Since 1946, Hopkins and Sons has completed over 100,000 moves. We offer guaranteed pricing to ensure affordable solutions that are on target with your budget. You will have assigned to your move to ensure we meet all expectations. Our team of professionals is completely committed to provide you a service that far exceeds your expectations. We utilize state of the art technologies, highly trained friendly and experienced staff to make sure all of your items are handled with care and arrive to your decision safely.
To learn more about Hopkins and Sons or have your moving questions answered, contact us today.