Moving homes can be an incredibly stressful process, and if not done correctly, it can quickly go wrong. To help make the moving process smoother and easier, here are seven tips that professionals use before they move:
Start The Moving Process Early
Starting the moving process early can be incredibly helpful in making sure your move goes as smoothly as possible. It gives you enough time to plan out every aspect of your move, from packing and paperwork to preparing your new place or hiring movers. Not only will it give you plenty of time to make sure everything is done, but it also prevents you from having to rush at the last minute and potentially make mistakes. That’s one of the key advantages of using portable storage containers for a move: you can take your time loading in a thoughtful, organized way.
Plan The Process
Mapping out a plan of action before you start your moving process can be incredibly helpful. Doing this will help give you an idea of the order in which tasks need to be completed, what resources are available to you, and how long everything should take. Make sure to write down what items to pack first and which items you’ll need to leave to the end, such as kitchenware and bedding. Having a plan will also ensure that you stay organized throughout the entire process and make it easier to adjust if any problems arise.
Downsize and Declutter
Before you start packing, it’s important to assess what items you actually need to bring with you. Getting rid of any unnecessary items can help lighten your load and make the move much easier for both yourself and any movers you may hire. Anything that isn’t essential or hasn’t been used in a while can be donated, sold, or recycled, leaving you with fewer items to pack or store.
Organize Your Moving Supplies
Having the right supplies can make a huge difference during your move. Depending on how much you’re moving, you may need boxes, tape, packing paper, bubble wrap, foam sheets, and even furniture pads. Make sure to get enough supplies for all of your items so that everything is properly packed and secure. Here’s an idea for a greener move: use light clothing like T shirts to wrap fragile items, and bulky items like comforters to cushion larger items.
Hire Moving Help
Hiring movers – or helpers to load your portable storage container – is a great option to make your move as stress-free as possible – but it’s important to book in advance! If you wait until the last minute, you might find that you struggle to find movers, or that the ones you do find are overpriced. Movers will be able to help with the physical aspect of the move, such as lifting and carrying your heavy items, and can even provide packing services if needed – which can be a huge help.
Movers can even load your iCan portable storage container and then unload it once we deliver it to your new home. Simply pack in your own time, and have the movers handle the heavy lifting when you’re ready – it couldn’t get more convenient!
Prepare Essentials For Moving Day
Make sure you have everything you need for your move before the big day. This could include packing essentials like tape, scissors, and markers, as well as any other items that will make moving easier, such as snacks and drinks. You might also want to pack a separate box with all of your essential items such as keys, chargers, and important documents.
When it comes to packing your items correctly, you should always put the heavier boxes on the bottom and spread their weight evenly. You should also tape and secure any heavy items or furniture pieces before moving them. That goes for loading your iCan portable storage container as well – distribute the weight evenly with the heaviest things on the bottom and secured to the unit using our conveniently located D-rings along the sides. Make sure that all of your items are properly wrapped up in packing paper, bubble wrap or foam sheets so they don’t get damaged during the move. Additionally, make sure to clearly label each box with the contents inside and its destination so that you don’t have to search through all of your boxes when you arrive at your new home.
Moving home doesn’t have to be stressful – with the right planning and preparation, it can be a breeze. At iCan, we offer portable storage units that can make your move easier and more convenient. They are highly popular – and for good reason! They can save you time, stress, hassle and money. So why not contact us today and see how we can help make a seamless move?