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What You Need to Know Before Moving By Yourself

Moving is easy. Right? Well, moving is much harder than it seems. 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 on your own.

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 plan. You'll want to stay as organized as possible to minimize stress and to stay on task. The more organized you are during the moving process, the less likely you are to procrastinate. We recommend creating a moving budget, using a moving checklist, and creating 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 what tools you'll need to disassemble your furniture, whether you'll need an appliance or furniture dolly, and how big of a truck you'll need.

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 toss everything into boxes, but that might result in severe headaches down the line. Instead of trying to figure out what belongings are in which box, use labels to give you a snapshot of what's in each box. You can use different colored stickers for various rooms and summaries of what's in each box. Labeling will save you from having to dig into each box when unloading them.

Don't Be Shy About Getting Help

When choosing to do everything yourself, you will need a hand, especially on moving day. You will need help moving the sofa, disassembling the dining table, or lifting heavy boxes. You should give your friends 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, other options can make your moving process more comfortable, 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 insured 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!