Make Your NJ Move as Fast as Possible
When you’re looking to move, you want the process to be as quick and painless as possible. There isn’t much that is more daunting than packing up all of your belongings, moving them to a new home, and then having to re-settle yourself while in the middle of living your everyday life.
For more information on how you can make your move easier, contact your local top NJ movers today and schedule a consultation.
But before the movers even get there, there are a couple of things that you can do to ensure that your move goes as quickly and smoothly as possible – even in the middle of life’s normal chaos.
Only take one shopping trip to get your cardboard boxes.
Before you even start to pack anything, take a real and true audit of everything you need to pack. Figure out how many boxes you think you’re going to need, and buy a few more since you’re probably underestimating.
It doesn’t have to be cardboard boxes either, although this is the most traditional method used for packing. There are alternatives to cardboard boxes that you can buy from moving and home stores that may suit your needs better.
Think about the order in which you pack your items.
You’re going to want to pack the least needed items first. Start packing as soon as you have the opportunity, especially if you consider yourself a really busy person. Just don’t pack the essentials – it will get frustrating if you feel like you have to start digging around already packed boxes before the big move day.
Don’t move during rush hour.
One of the biggest mistakes people make it taking all day to pack up the moving truck, and then getting on the road directly at rush hour. This is an extremely annoying and painful move, especially if you’re traveling long distances to your new home.
Try your hardest to move in the middle of the day on a weekday, or some other time where the roads will be clear and it will be easy to move back and forth between your homes.
Purge before you move.
Get rid of the stuff you don’t need before you make your big move. This way, you’ll have less to pack, and you won’t be throwing away all of your unwanted items on the day you start to unpack in your new home.
Get up to three bids before you sign on the dotted line with a NJ mover.
Get more than one bid before you decide which mover is best for you. If you talk to several movers, you might be able to talk some of them down when you tell them the prices of the other movers in the area.
Keep in mind the reviews you’re seeing – you don’t want to go with a company that won’t provide you a quality moving experience.
Think about using a professional organizer.
Use a professional organizer to pack your boxes with intent. This will make unpacking a breeze, and keep the process as quick and painless as possible. That person might also be able to help you organize your new home as well as the packing of your old.
Pack an overnight bag for the night you move.
Make sure you have a bag with all of the easy essentials for your first night in your new home. The overnight bag should include clothing, bathroom essentials, a first aid kit, and any other essentials you think you and your family might need while still packed.
The size of the moving company doesn’t matter, the reviews do.
We often hear people ask whether or not they should use a large or a small moving company – the answer is that the size of the moving company doesn’t matter. The reviews and the word of mouth recommendations are what matter. Make sure you do your homework on your moving company before you make your decision.
Meelheims Moving provides local, long distance and commercial moving services – and has been for over 50 years. Call us for assistance with your NJ move.