Quick Tips to Help You Move Like a Pro

Dated: April 6 2021

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Packing, timelines, organization...moving isn't always easy. Here are some of our tips for making it a little more enjoyable!

  • Laugh it off. Things will go wrong!
  • Pack a little every day and start as early as possible.
  • Decide what (if anything) will need to go in storage.
  • Take pictures of your valuables, and include serial numbers if possible. Insurance companies love this!
  • Get rid of as much as possible! Don’t be afraid to let go of your old stuff. 
  • Order new furniture to be delivered to your new home and have it assembled for you, if possible.
  • Register your pets in your new city.
  • Get different sized boxes and put heavier items on the bottom as you pack
  • For expensive or fragile items, ask your movers for special packing supplies and boxes ahead of the move.
  • If you have donations, try to schedule a pickup at your house instead of dropping the items off at their location
  • Scheduling a mid-week move can save money. Movers are busier on the weekends.
  • Board your animals on move-out and move-in days, if possible. Chasing Fluffy out the door every ten minutes will slow you down.
  • Measure your furniture before you move it to your new home to make sure it fits.
  • Socks make great packing stuffers.
  • Colored tape can make a great marking system for which room the box needs to go into at your new place
  • Take pictures of your new home before you move in especially if you are moving into an apartment or rental.
  • Don’t be afraid to buy extra moving supplies. Just keep the receipt so you can return the unused supplies.
  • Transfer your mail, set up utilities, and set up home services at least two weeks before your move. Use a moving concierge service like Smart Connect that will help find the best rates and make these connections for you!
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Valerie L. Cortez

Valerie Cortez is the owner and managing broker of JPAR Rocket City. JPAR Rocket City espouses the Values of Productivity and Service in our offerings and our culture. As a brokerage, we provide what....

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