Moving is never easy — but each year, millions of Americans go through the moving process. Who’s moving? Well, basically everyone, from many different walks of life. But on average, the typical mover is one half of a couple, between the ages of 18 and 34, and has one or two kids. June is the busiest time of year to move, typically, and people’s reasons for moving are manifold. Some more because they’re tired of living where they are, and others because they need to do so for opportunities like work or school. Another issue that can come up is the idea of having a family at all; many people find that homes that once were perfect for them aren’t so perfect after they have kids. No matter why you’re moving, it’s difficult to avoid the stress of a move. With that being said, there are plenty of ways that you can cut down on the difficulties that come with moving. One of those ways is by working with professional local movers. Professional moving companies can help you cut down on a lot of the hassle that comes with moving, and also often offer additional services, including junk removal services. Let’s look at what you need to keep in mind — and take care of — before you move.
1. Consider Your Obligations
Whether you’re renting your home or own it, there will likely be certain obligations to consider when you move. If you’re selling your home, you’ll probably do so with an agreement in mind — whether this is an agreement that covers renovations or simply what the space needs to look like when you leave in terms of cleanliness. This is even more important for renters to consider; when you leave, your home will be inspected, and any cleaning or repair costs will be taken out of the deposit you put down before moving in. Of course, this can be difficult to handle on your own. Fortunately, working with a professional moving company can make the process much longer. As previously mentioned, many professional moving companies offer further add-ons, like junk removal services. Junk removal services can cut down on the time you’ll spend removing junk and trash from your home, while at the same time ensuring that your home will be devoid of any left-behind “extras” that could end up costing you more money. Could you take care of this yourself? Yes, potentially. But employing junk removal services makes it far less likely that you’ll be at risk of forgetting anything.
2. Use As Many Lists As Possible
If you don’t think you need a list — trust us, you’ll need a list. Or two, or three; and you’ll want to check them over very carefully as you leave. A professional moving company will take inventory before you move as well, but take your own. You’ll also want to make lists detailing what you’re not taking. Making these lists will not only ensure that you’re more organized than you would be otherwise — it will also smooth out the moving process. As your home will be much more open than it would be otherwise during the moving process, you’ll be more at risk for theft, even if you don’t notice it at first. Once you know that everything is accounted for, you’ll be able to relax a bit more during the move.
3. Work With Professionals
Could you move on your own? Yes, potentially. Could you hire amateurs to help you out? Yes, potentially. But again, you’ll simply be more at risk — of theft, of your belongings being damaged, of someone getting hurt. You’ll certainly be more likely to forget things. By working with a professional moving company, you’ll be much more likely to have your move handled properly than you would if you left it to yourself. You’ll simply be able to focus on getting into your new space.