Planning a Successful Move

3 Essential Things To Avoid When Moving To A New Home

Does your current home no longer support your needs? Are you thinking of moving to a new home somewhere? Whether you're moving to be closer to work, to change the size of your home, or to lower your living expenses, you're not alone in your choice. Every day, numerous of people across the country move to new homes. Sometimes, this task is easy. Sometimes, it is more difficult. If you want your move to go as smoothly as possible, read on for suggestions on things that you shouldn't be doing.

Moving everything yourself

If all you have is literally a few boxes of things, it may not make sense to call in the help of professional residential movers. However, most of us don't live in small studio or efficiency apartments. Looking around, it might initially seem like you only have a few things to move, but once everything is packed into boxes, you'll soon discover that you have a lot more stuff than you initially thought. If you don't hire professionals to help, you could wind up taking more time for the move than expected and potentially damaging your belongings or injuring yourself as you try to finish more quickly.

Packing everything together

After a long day of dealing with the various hassles involved with your actual moving day, you're probably going to just want to take a shower, eat dinner, and go to bed as soon as all of your stuff has arrived. But, even with the help of professional residential movers and a good labeling system, this can be difficult to do when everything is in one group of boxes. Use a different type of box or a sturdy plastic tote to pack the essentials that you're going to need for the first few days after your move. This may include things like soap, a towel, a small pillow, and a pot or pan to use for cooking simple meals. This will give you more time to unpack at your leisure without stressing about trying to find everything immediately.

No overlapping days

Admittedly, this isn't one that everyone can do, for a variety of reasons, but it should be attempted if at all possible. For instance, if you're supposed to be out of your current place by the 28th of the month, try to set it up so that your move-in date for your new place is on the 27th or earlier. These overlapping days will give you time to make sure that everything is in order and that all the utilities are on before the residential movers show up to move your stuff. 

Hire a moving company like Baker Moving for moving help.