Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do. You have to find a new place to live, pack up all your stuff, and then move everything from one place to another. It's no wonder that so many people try to avoid moving during the busy season when everyone else in your city is also trying to relocate at once! If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of moving right now but don't want to wait until after summer break or winter holidays are over, here are some tips for making the most out of your move:
Start looking for a moving company early
Once you’ve decided to move, the first thing you should do is start looking for a moving company. You don’t want to wait until the last minute because that makes it difficult for them to accommodate your needs and schedule. Start looking at least two months before you need to move in order to give yourself enough time to see what companies are available and which ones work best for your situation. Ask friends and family members if they know any reputable movers or check online reviews of various companies.
You can also ask for references from past customers as well as check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) before making your final decision on which mover will be right for your relocation needs!
Get organized and make a list of everything you need to do
Get organized and make a list of everything you need to do. The first thing you should do is create an action plan for your move. This will help prevent any last-minute scrambling or panic, as well as keep things from getting too overwhelming. Here are some ideas for what to include on your list:
- Make a list of all the things you need to pack (and where they belong when packed). If there are any items that will require special attention, write those down too!
- Make another list of everything that needs moved from one place to another (and how much space it'll take up). Your moving company should be able to tell you this information before they arrive, which is why it's important not only have these lists ready but also share them with them!
- Finally, make yet another list of everything else that needs done once everything has been moved into its new home such as unpacking boxes and organizing items in storage areas like closets or garages (or even rooms!).
Get quotes from different moving companies
The more quotes you get, the better. If you receive three different estimates from different companies, you'll be able to compare them and find the best deal. When receiving a quote, be sure to request a detailed estimate that includes everything: the cost of packing materials and labor, plus any additional charges such as fuel or travel time. You should also ask about their insurance coverage and cancellation policy.
Get written estimates in writing so there are no misunderstandings later on when it comes time for payment.
Make sure you have enough help to get everything done
Moving during the busy season is no small feat. It takes time, effort, and planning to make sure that you have all of your belongings safely moved from point A to point B. If you don’t have enough help, this task can become even more difficult than it already is.
To ensure that your move goes smoothly, we recommend hiring at least two people to help out with packing and unpacking your household items. However many people you need for assistance depends on how much stuff there is to move and how far away your new home is (the farther the distance between locations equals more time spent driving). In addition, consider the fact that once everything has been packed up into boxes it will need some heavy lifting! Make sure there are plenty of strong backs available before moving day arrives!
If hiring someone else seems like too much work right now then perhaps consider asking a friend or family member who lives close by? Or maybe even keeping an eye out at local shelters or churches — they may even have lists posted online where they advertise their services as well! Either way though remember: always ask around first so as not
Have a plan for what to do with your belongings once you get to your new home
Once you’re in your new home, you may be tempted to put off unpacking and settling in until after the holidays. But don’t wait too long! It can take some time to get comfortable with a new environment, especially if it involves a lot of changes—like moving out of state or switching jobs. The sooner you start getting settled and unpacked, the better:
To make that transition as smooth as possible, follow these tips for making sure all your belongings are organized correctly:
- Do a complete walkthrough before moving day. Walk through each room of your home and figure out what needs to go where. If there are items that don’t fit into any particular section of your house (such as furniture), decide how best to store them so they won’t get lost in the shuffle during the move process itself.
- Change locks if needed; meet neighbors or other local residents who might know about local services like garbage pickup days and recycling programs; call utility companies for information about turning on utilities at your new address (water/gas/electricity).
Moving can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow these five tips for moving during the busy season, then you will have a smoother transition into your new home.