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Moving Success Tip #1: Have A Plan

Moving Success Tip #1: Have A PlanChavis Van & Storage offers a few moving success tips to help in your next move. Read more about creating a moving checklist

These days, change is the only constant and when it happens, South Carolina residents aren’t afraid to pack up their belongings and find new digs. Is your family growing? Are you in search of lower rent or moving to live in a better home? Has a new job or job transfer landed you in a new city? Whatever the reason for your move, getting everything you own from one home to another can be difficult to orchestrate? So, rather than just play it by ear and hope everything gets done in time, it’s a good idea to make a solid plan well in advance of your move. We have compiled a quick list of moving success tips to help in your next move.

Get Change of Address Done First –  Notify the post office, your banks, and other important contacts so that your mail will reach your new home.

Create a Checklist of Moving Tasks – There are so many things to remember, making a checklist will help you remember the details and an inventory of what you’re moving for insurance purposes as well.

Plan New Rooms as You Pack the Old – Take pictures of every room before you start to pack up your old home.  Not everything will go in the same place in your new home like it did in your old one.  If you have a floor pan, you can have an even more detailed plan.  Pack and label boxes as they will go into your new home.

Ask Friends to Help – Even if you hire movers, you’ll need some other people to help you carry items out of your old house and into your new one. If you want help, it’s best to schedule your move for a weekend day, when most people are off work. When your helpers arrive, have a plan in place for what each person should do — assign each friend a particular set of boxes or a specific room to focus on. Be sure to thank each person individually and even better — schedule some sort of formal thank you for everyone, such as a dinner out or a cookout at your new place the next weekend.

Get Your New Place Ready – If you have time before the move, give the place a nice squeaky clean shine before you move in.  Any minor repairs or projects you have planned will be easier and faster if they’re completed before your boxes and furnishings arrive.

Have Rugs, Drapes & Slipcovers Cleaned – Moving is the perfect occasion to have some things cleaned that tend to go without cleaning for long periods of time.  You don’t want to bring dirty dusty fabrics into your new home, so clean them before your move.

Purge – Go through your closets, garage, basement, and attic to purge any items that you haven’t used and has no sentimental value.  Go through each pile more than once to eliminate less obvious throwaways.   Many of the items can be given away to charity and get a receipt for your taxes.  If you have enough time, schedule a garage sale before your move.

If you’re short on time or just hate the idea of walking up and down stairs with countless boxes, you can hire Chavis Moving & Storage to pack and move you across town or across the country.  Chavis Moving & Storage can make your next move worry-free.  Request an Estimate with us today!

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