Moving is easy. Right? Well, moving is actually much harder than it seems. Not only do you have to pack and transport your belongings, but you will also have an endless list of other things to do. If you are planning on moving on your own, there are some things you should know before you get started. The team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage share tips on what you should know before you start moving without help from professionals.
#1: Get Organized & Don't Procrastinate
Moving is tiring and stressful, especially if you plan on going through the process alone. There will be endless things you need to do, so before you start feeling overwhelmed, we recommend coming up with a place. You'll want to stay as organized as possible to minimize stress and to stay according to plan. The more organized you are during the moving process, the less likely you are to procrastinate. We advise you to create a moving budget, to use a moving checklist, and to create a timeline to keep you on track.
You should also think about the logistics of your move way in advance. Some of the things you should be thinking about include whether you will need a working permit if you will ship your car if you are moving long-distance and if you have the equipment or tools needed to move.
Pack Like a Pro
Packing can be a challenge, especially when gathering items from your kitchen and bathroom. You always want to pack carefully to prevent breaking glassware and other valuable items. You might be tempted to rush the packing process and just toss everything into boxes, but that might result in serious headaches down the line. Instead of trying to figure out what belongings are in which box, you can simply use labels to save you a lot of time. You can use different colored stickers for different rooms and brief summaries of what's in each box. This will save you from having to dig into each box when unloading them.
You Will Have to Ask for Help
When choosing to do everything yourself, you will need a helping hand, especially on your moving day. You will need the help, whether it's moving the sofa, disassembling the dining table, or lifting heavy boxes. You should give your friends and/or family members enough time to prepare and check their schedules so you have an idea of who will be helping you. If you are unsure how to ask your friends or what to do to thank them, read our blog post to learn more.
Leave It to Our Moving Professionals!
Although moving on your own may seem like the way to go, there are other options that can make your moving process easier, stress-free, and efficient. Since 1996, Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has helped families across Southern California with their moving process. We offer a variety of moving services including packing, unpacking, and transportation. Over the years, our team has honed our skills, efficiency, and effectiveness, becoming a trusted team for handling any moving project.
Contact our Los Angeles movers today for a free in-home estimate at (818) 960-1988!