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The Ultimate Guide for Preparing for a Move

Preparing for a move can be daunting. Where do you even begin? We’ve put together a few tips to make your move a little easier.

Preparation is Key

What is your timeline?

A key place to start when looking at a move is how long it will take you and when you need to be out of your old place and into your new home. Never underestimate the lengthiness of packing your belongings. Map out a game plan and allow some extra time when considering your move.

Make Lists to Stay on Track

Write down your game plan. Anything from what moving boxes to use, renting a truck or U-Haul, information on hiring a cleaner for move out, and key dates, just to name a few.

When creating your lists, it’s also a good idea to create a budget. Some things to consider in your moving budget include: if you are considering a moving crew, whether it’s worth it to purchase moving insurance, and the miscellaneous supplies like dollies and moving blankets if you are doing it on your own.

With a set, premeditated move out plan, you will already be much more efficient and ready for your move.

Little by Little

Starting early is key for most moves, so start with decluttering room by room. It’s time to get rid of all those items that have piled up over the years or clothes that you haven’t worn in months.

We recommend going room by room, to not get overwhelmed and make it easier to do a more thorough job. Once you narrow down all the items in your home that are worth moving, then it won’t feel as overwhelming.

If you have more items you are getting rid of than you expected when decluttering your home, give 5280 Waste Solutions a call! We have a variety of dumpster sizes available to take care of that waste while you take care of your move.

Taking Inventory of Your Items

An important part of moving is taking into account the types of furniture you are moving from one location to the other. Take note of measurements. Measure the furniture and compare it with your new space. Is there room for it at your new location? Does it make sense in your new space?

Another reason to take inventory of your items is when you’re thinking about transportation. Do you have a truck to get your couch or mattress from one location to another or will you need to rent a vehicle to be able to do that?

The Way You Pack is Key

Packing can be the most time consuming parts of your move. We’ve put together a few ideas to keep in mind when you begin your packing. First, pack the rooms that you use the least to start. That way, as you are packing you can still keep normal life going as much as possible.

Next, make sure to label your boxes, making it easier to unpack at your next location and noting the boxes that need to be handled with extra care when making your move.

Finally, try to pack up as much as you possibly can weeks before your move so that you aren’t leaving packing until the last minute.

Click here for 41 expert packing tips for your move.

How Will You Dispose of Your Waste?

Keep in mind that you will likely have a good amount of furniture, appliances and other junk to get rid of during your move. Consider renting a dumpster when making your move. You can also donate many items.

Each move comes with a different set of unique problems that must be solved. Starting early, making lists and having a game plan can help alleviate many problems for your relocation. We hope our guide helps make your move as smooth as possible.

To rent a dumpster for your next move, call (720)924- 4368 or book online.