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Professionals Movers Give Moving Advice

The process of moving to a new home – whether it be in a different city, province or country – can be quite intricate. In other words, there’s a lot involved and you can’t be expected to remember it all, especially if this is your first move. That’s why it helps to get moving advice from professionals. Here at Allied Van Lines, we do all we can to make your moving experience a positive one. Check out the following moving advice from those who know the industry.

  • Establish a moving timeline. First, take time to figure out what you need to accomplish and how much time you have until your move. Then divide up the tasks on your calendar and check them off as you complete them. Staying organized is the key to reduced stress.

  • Sort your belongings before packing. It can be tempting to get started on the packing process right away, especially if you have a lot of stuff. But why move items you no longer need? Take time to divide your belongings into things you want to keep, things you want to sell/donate and things you want to toss.

  • Hire a moving company. Your move will go much more smoothly if you trust the packing, loading, transporting and unloading to the experts.

  • Get the whole family involved. Hold a family meeting and let your kids ask questions about the move. Then, give each person in the family – no matter how old – a responsibility so the move is a joint effort.

  • Think about your pets. If you will be traveling with a pet, make sure you have pet care and transportation arranged in advance. Don’t let it be an afterthought!

  • Buy plenty of packing supplies. If you’ve decided to pack your belongings yourself instead of hiring a moving company to do it, you don’t want to run out of boxes, tape, bubble wrap and other supplies. Making multiple trips to the store only adds to the stress of moving.

  • Verify services two to three weeks in advance. Call your moving company to make sure you’re on the same page about timing of your move. In addition, contact your utility, Internet and telephone companies and check that service will continue through moving day.

  • Get referrals for doctors before you move. Figuring out where to go when you’re sick is something that a lot of people don’t think about until they’re actually under the weather. Avoid scrambling to find a physician by seeking referrals from friends or your current doctor in advance.

We hope this moving advice helps to make your move smoother and less stressful. For more individualized assistance, contact Allied for a free estimate today!