If just the thought of moving makes your head spin, you’re not alone. It’s a stressful thing for everyone, which is why our Cincinnati moving company dedicated our business to making it easier and–dare we say it, pleasant! In over 100 years of moving, Nelson Markesbery Moving and Storage has learned a thing or two about making the process painless.
Here are 8 tried-and-true tips to make your move easier, so you can focus your energy on the thrill of starting over, redecorating, and settling in.
Get Your Budget in Order:
As experienced Cincinnati residential movers, we found that offering in-home moving estimates is the best way to help customers calculate costs, which relieves a lot of moving stress. Keep in mind that you’ll need to add in the cost of food, transportation, flights, babysitting, or storage, or hotel stay if necessary.
Chunking your moving tasks into small, manageable to-do’s can make your move seem effortless. Make sure you have your move-out date marked, and use the weeks prior to slowly pack away clothes, furniture, and miscellanea you may not use all the time.
Use Quality Packing Materials:
This may seem obvious, but our Cincinnati movers seen too many homeowners suffer the blows of broken boxes, unstuck tape, and damaged items as a result of cheap packing supplies. We have great supplies that we can provide, so you have one less worry along the way.
Organize Your Documents:
We recommend you keep 2 binders with you during the moving process: one with you and your family’s important medical records, car titles, social security cards, and birth certificates; another with your home’s title, insurance information, and any move-related paperwork. Keep track of your binders at all time to avoid losing or throwing away important documents.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Cleaning is much easier to do before you move all your things in, so be sure to scrub down your new home and get it sparkling clean before you arrive. Clean your former home too by moving out furniture and boxes one room at a time. Alternatively, many of our clients find that a one-time cleaning service is well worth the time and energy saved.
Make Arrangements for Kids and Pets
During all of the lifting, cleaning, and boxing your things, a confused child may wander off, hurt themselves, or (at best) distract you to no end. Have someone babysit them for smooth sailing– same goes for your pets!
Pack a Well-Stocked Overnight Bag
Your immediate needs– soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, towels, emergency medical kit, hairbrushes, deodorant, and a fresh change of clothes should be packed separately for easy access when you arrive.
Prepare Your New Floorplan
Our residential movers can unwrap and place your furniture wherever you want it in your new home, but you should plan where everything goes ahead of time. Don’t fall privy to this rookie mistake– create a solid floorplan have us do the heavy lifting.
Call Nelson Markesbery Moving and Storage to learn more about our services, or fill out our online form to request your free moving estimate!