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Moving: The Basics

If you’re moving and don’t want to spend money on hiring movers, do the job yourself. While doing all your own moving can have certain drawbacks, those drawbacks are significantly reduced if you plan out the move and follow these tips.

First, pack systematically. Pack one room at a time and be sure to label every single one of your packed boxes. This saves a ton of time and energy when unpacking and you’ll be happy you did it. Usually, you should start packing about a month before the move, giving you plenty of time to have everything ready by moving day, while also giving you plenty of time to separate what you can’t live without from what you can.

Next, be sure to reserve your moving truck early. Truck rental companies are busy, especially in larger urban cities. Though you may get through a few days before your moving day, there’s nothing wrong with reserving a truck a few weeks in advance. Also, be sure to check on your reservation a day or two before the big day. You want to make sure things are still in order and there won’t be a problem when you show up to pick it up.

Finally, and possibly most importantly, give yourself extra time. Though we would all like to get it over as soon as possible, things can go wrong and your entire moving experience can be ruined if you don’t take enough time to plan ahead. The farther away you move, the more time you may need. Take a couple of days off work if possible. You may not need the extra time, but you’ll certainly appreciate it when you’re not rushing to unpack and you’re able to rest up.


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