Let’s face it. Moving can be stressful. In fact, it’s not something we look forward to because it usually involves a large amount of work. However, when approached the right way, moving can be easier than you think. That’s why Lockaway Storage would like to provide you with the following moving tips to help you simplify the process before you start packing.
Get Rid of Unwanted Items
Why take the time and effort to move things you no longer want or need? This includes household items, clothes, and even furniture. If it’s not something you want to haul around, save yourself the time of having to pack, move, and unpack it by simply getting rid of it. Additionally, if your unwanted items are in good shape, you may want to consider donating them to a local charity like Goodwill, or the Salvation Army.
Make a List and Get Organized
If a move is in your future, take the time to get organized before things get chaotic. Create a to-do list to help you remember what needs to be done and what items need to be packed. This will help considerably before the big day. Save yourself the stress and headache of trying to get things done at the last minute by prioritizing and scheduling different parts of your move.
Grab Extra Packing and Moving Supplies
Having plenty of boxes, tape, scissors and packing supplies will help simplify the moving process. Don’t wait to start searching for supplies at the last minute. Try to get everything you’ll need at your local hardware store or storage facility ahead of time. Doing so will provide you with the time you need to pack everything without having to stop what you’re doing to grab supplies.
Label like a Pro
It may seem like a tedious task, but taking the time to label your boxes will save you the enormous headache of trying to figure out what’s inside and where they should go. The more specific you are, the faster you’ll be able to get them stored or unpacked.
Load the Way You Live
When loading your items into the moving truck, it’s important to load the way you live to make the unloading process easier. The most efficient way to do this is to load the moving truck with items based upon the intended location of their labels. That way everything moves together and stays together without getting lost during the move.
Store the Way You Move
Anything you can live without during the process of moving should be packed and stored in your self-storage unit. This will help you strategize and organize your new home during the unpacking process. Additionally, store your items in a way they can be easily accessed. Making an aisle will allow you to access a box without having to move everything out of the way. It’s also important to place any boxes with the things you’re most likely to need in the near future at the front part of your storage unit.
Whether you’re moving into a new house or apartment, these tips can help ease the process. If you’re looking for a storage unit to store your items during a move, stop by Lockaway Storage today. Our on-site manager would be more than happy to show you around, tell you about our current rates and offers while answering any questions you may have. We are conveniently located at 5246 W Chinden Blvd in Garden City.
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