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How Do I Prepare My Home for Moving Day?

How can you make residential moves go as smoothly as possible?

Preparing for a Move

Residential moves can be made much easier by following two simple steps. First, start to minimize your belongings so you will have fewer things to pack and move. Second, find a secure and organized way to get everything to your new home.

Cut Back on Clutter

According to Real Simple magazine, people only use around 20 percent of their belongings on a regular basis. That means that you have a whole lot of stuff sitting around that might not even serve a real purpose in your home, that’ll you’ll pay someone to move for you. Before you ask for quotes, go through your items. Envision your new home, what you’ll be doing in each room and see if you can find a place for each of your possessions in your new place. If you’re struggling to imagine when something will be used, it may be time to sell it or donate it to a friend.

Because moving companies charge based on the time it will take to pack and move your belongings, this decluttering stage will only make moving day easier. You can also significantly cut your expenses in the process.

Organize Your Packing

Once you’ve decluttered and cleaned your home, grouping your belongings for easy packing and moving is relatively simple. If you’re hiring a moving company to securely pack your items as well as move them, all you need to do now is leave contact information and meet the crew at your new property.

If you’ll be packing on your own, opt for medium-sized boxes; pack heavy items on the bottom and place like items together. Use blankets and throw rugs to protect furniture, and label your boxes with the names of the rooms you want them placed in when it comes to delivery day. Streamline the unpacking process by clearly labeling the rooms in your house.

Contact us for more tips to help you reduce the stressors related to residential moves. The South Carolina moving experts at Nilson Van are here to help.


- Jack Jacobs



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