Congratulations on your new home! If you and your family are gearing up for a move into a new house or apartment, you’ll want to make note of these tips to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Moving day and the preceding few months can be a stressful time. Help to make it not as stressful with our moving day survival guide.

What to Do Before You Move

If you find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of work you’ll need to complete to get yourself into a new home, you might find it helpful to rid your home of things you don’t need or want. Not only can de-cluttering make your move easier, but you can also help others by donating your unused household items. De-cluttering your home two to three months prior to your move will not only reduce the number of boxes you’ll need to move, but you’ll find that it can help with organizing, as well. The less stuff you take to your new home, the easier the move will be. Take the time to save time!

Things to Consider Donating:

  • Old clothing
  • Unused kitchen utensils
  • Unused pots and pans
  • Unused tools and lawn equipment
  • Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Unused electronics
  • Toys your kids have outgrown

Preparation for Moving Day

One of the first things you’ll need to do after de-cluttering your home in preparation for a move is to decide on whether you want to use a moving service. Austin is home to several moving companies who can help, but you’ll want to find a reputable and reliable team of movers to ensure that your belongings are handled with care. Of course, you can also decide to rent a moving truck, but you may not be able to handle a large move by yourself. Decide on a moving service and set up and confirm a reservation with them well before your moving date. It’s also a good idea to transfer your water, gas, and electric utilities to your new home during the same time frame.

What to Do During a Move

After you’ve packed your boxes and marked them with room names, load your truck in the order you’ll unload it. For example, if your master bedroom is at the back of your new home, load the furniture and boxes from it first. Map out the locations of your bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and garage, and then load accordingly. Moving a box from the back of the truck to the front of the house will make the moving process go more smoothly and much more easily than dealing with random, unmarked boxes. Be sure to move the boxes into the appropriate rooms and to leave an open pathway from the front door to the interior rooms!

Get Help with Moving

If you don’t want to deal with renting a truck and convincing your friends and family to move 300 boxes on a hot summer day, consider hiring an affordable, trusted, and experienced moving service. Real Men Moving will treat your valuables with care and will work efficiently on your residential or commercial move. Thank you for reading our moving day survival guide. Contact us today for a free estimate!