At Direct Home Connect, we work with many new homeowners by connecting home services and utilities in their new homes. While we make your home service relocation quick and painless, there is still an entire house full of stuff to take care of! The key to having a smooth and successful move is foresight, planning, and in a single word - PREPARATION.
Getting organized and having a plan in place will assure that your move will be smooth. Moving prep doesn’t starts with with your supplies. There’s nothing worse than having to scramble around on the day before or morning of your move, trying to find extra boxes or tape.
That brings us to our first set of tips:
BOXES - GET MORE THAN YOU NEED
You know the old saying—it’s better to be safe than sorry! It’s much easier to deal with extra boxes than it is to find more at the last minute. If you are purchasing boxes from Home Depot, or Lowes, you can stock up on the right size and durability. However, it's always a good idea to hit up Craigslist to see if anyone is giving boxes away for free. FREE boxes can be a big money saver for your next move, so keep an eye out!
PACK IN ALL SIZES
When picking out boxes, be sure to get a variety of sizes. Think critically about what you need to pack up. While you might think you need just a bunch of large boxes, you’ll probably need more small and medium sized boxes, since most things pack better in them.
DON’T FORGET THE OTHER MOVING SUPPLIES
After you've gotten all of those boxes, you don’t want to run out of tape! It’s also smart to purchase a tape gun to help make box assembly a little faster. Make sure you grab packing paper and everything else you’ll need too!
KEEP YOUR FRAGILE ITEMS SAFE
Group delicate items together and make sure to label them as fragile. That way your movers will know which boxes need extra care, and can place them in the right spots in the moving van.
When packing those delicate items, use proper packing paper instead of newspaper to avoid smears and stains on your valuables. That way, you won’t have to give everything a scrub down before you put it away at your new home.
THE BEST KEPT PACKING TIPS FOR MOVING
When you take the time to pack up all your items the smart way, you’ll be making things much easier on yourself when it comes time to unpack in your new home.
LABEL YOUR BOXES
This one is easy: label each box so you know what’s in it, and which room it goes in. This will make unpacking much easier on you.
THE GOLDEN RULE
The heavier the item, the smaller the box! It’s much easier to carry heavier items when they’re in smaller boxes. Save the larger boxes for things that are lighter, but hard to carry on their own. Never over-pack a box.
MOVING TIPS WHEN WORKING WITH MOVERS
Your team of professional movers is there to help. So you can help them out by making sure they have all the information they need. Here are a few things you can do to help your team out on moving day.
LAST IN, FIRST OUT
Tell us which boxes you need first at your new home and we'll load it last on our trucks. That way, you won’t have to go searching for those important items.
FINISH PACKING BEFORE MOVING DAY
We repeat: no packing on moving day! Have everything ready to roll when the team shows up.
KEEP YOUR MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WITH YOU
Don’t pack cash, jewelry, or prescription medications - keep these with you. You might need to access them on moving day, and it’s nice for the movers if they know they don’t need to worry about keeping track of these small, but very important items.
SORT OUT THE DETAILS AHEAD OF TIME
Please know where your movers can park the truck, how they can best access your apartment, and if there are any time limitations on parking or moving hours
PREP YOUR FURNITURE
Remove all heavy and breakable items are from dressers and desks, so they’re easier to lift. It also helps to disassemble bedroom sets to save time on moving day.
HOME SERVICE & UTILITY RELOCATION
Be sure to call Direct Home Connect; we can connect all of your home services and utilities in a single call. Our representatives know what tv, internet, security and phone options are available in your new neighborhood and we do the shopping for you! We present every option available and let you choose what works best for your new home. Call today to learn more!