Moving Tips from DC Packing and Moving Professionals
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As a full-service packing and moving company in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas of Baltimore, Alexandria, and Arlington, Moving Is Easy exists to simplify the process...and keep it positive. Before you buy the bubble wrap, please take a moment to read this page.
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When you sign a new lease or mortgage papers, it’s a memorable moment. You’ve searched tirelessly for the ideal place, or you’ve finally landed that exciting job opportunity… And then comes the stressful part. Moving. While moving may seem overwhelming at first, it’s important to focus on the big picture. After all, you’re embarking on an exciting new phase of life, and there’s nothing quite like spending time in a new place.
Moving Tip #1: Safety First
There are two pillars of moving safety. It’s important to protect yourself from injury and to also safeguard your prized possessions from damage. If you’re loading an especially heavy item, don’t forget to use a dolly or team lift. In order to protect your belongings, wrap blankets or heavy-duty padding around precious items such as family heirlooms and pictures. To ensure that your cargo is safe during the relocation process, call in a professional mover. (Oh, and make sure they offer professional painting and cleaning services as well.)
Moving Tip #2: Focus on the Big Picture, Unleash your Dreams
While you’re moving, there is a lot to be excited about! So it’s best to focus on all the positives. Think about the opportunity to decorate your place, all the new items you’ll purchase, and what’s available in your neighborhood. It is a great opportunity to start fresh, focus on things that really matter, and clear out the old clutter (which Moving Is Easy will dispose of…) In order to keep an optimistic mindset (and make the move go a little faster), we recommend the following strategies:
Blast some music as you’re boxing up your possessions. Take stock of all the great memories you had in the old place, (but don’t lose sight of the better memories you’ll make in your new home). Go slow! Moving isn’t a race. Have as much fun moving as possible, even if that means having an impromptu dance party once you clear a room. Researchers think a major life change is the best time to start good habits, as you are more likely to be successful during transition periods.
Moving Tip #3: Cleaning Is Essential
Whether you’re handing over the keys to a new resident or you need to satisfy a contract with your property manager, cleaning is an essential part of the moving process. Don’t skimp on the details! When you hire a professional mover, it’s a good idea to hire a professional cleaner as well…which, unfortunately, can get expensive. With turning on your utilities, paying first and last month’s rent, and buying new household items, the last thing you want is yet another expense. For this reason, we’ve decided to offer the most comprehensive packing and moving service on the market, which includes full cleaning services. When you look for a moving company who also performs cleaning services, you may find yourself calling numerous businesses that are unable to work around your schedule. You don’t have time for that—especially since move-in dates are subject to change. To avoid wasting time and deposit money, work with a moving specialist who will work around your schedule no matter what.
Moving Tip #4: Prepare a Checklist
Do you ever have that nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something? When it comes to moving day, that’s the very last thing you want.
In order to have a clear mind and move in to your new place without feeling as if you’ve left something important off your to-do list, write down an agenda that you can check off item by item.
A few considerations include:
Taking a picture of a phone router or TV connections before unplugging them. You will be glad to have it when you have to reconnect. Calling to reserve freight elevators (if you’re moving to a high rise). This will save you from unnecessary waiting time and cost when moving. Updating your forwarding address at the post office. Picking a place for lunch. (Not likely you’ll cook on moving day.) Putting important moving documents in an easily accessible place. Getting your pets ready for the ride.
Moving Tip #5: Designate Your Boxes by Room
Getting out of your old residence is hard enough. You don’t want the added stress of having to find everything once you are moved. In order to settle in as soon as possible, label your boxes and pack items categorized by room. If you go with a professional moving service, look for a company who will pack your belongings for you, so that you make sure Moving Is Easy. When you work with a company who packs and unpacks your belongings for you, you’ll cut your moving time and give yourself peace of mind.
For your moving and relocation questions, give our office a call at (855) 558-EASY (3279)