Moving to a new place can be an
exciting time, but it almost always comes with a lot of hard work, too. The
good news? You can lessen your overall workload and make the days and weeks
leading up to your moving day less stressful and more efficient.
Sam’s Storage is here not only to
provide self-storage but the advice and the power to make any move as easy
as possible. Our knowledgeable Storage Concierges have the experience and
compassion to help you through your transition. But before you pick up the
phone, we’ll walk you through 12 tips to moving successfully throughout your
whole moving process.
Months Before the
Not every move allows you to get
started months before move-in day. But for those that do, it’s an invaluable
time to help make the rest of the move easier—or harder, if you neglect to take
the proper steps. Months before the move, you should be looking to:
Get organized—Create a moving binder, organize documents,
create spreadsheets, make a timeline and more.
Take inventory—Figure out what you’ve got to move, what you
can’t move, and what sort of special accommodations or arrangements will be
you need—From necessary logistical information
to boxes and other supplies, there are many moving parts, supplies, and details
to figure out before your move. Work out what you need as early as possible to
Start packing—It’s never too early to start packing!
The Month of the
During your moving month, you should
be looking to transition your thinking beyond the generalities and into
specifics. Because those specifics are going to help keep you on track, and:
Decide how you’re
going to move—Whether by
yourself, with the help of friends, or a moving company, plan the big day now.
Buy any necessary
supplies—Those supplies you figured you’d need
just a little while ago? It’s time to buy them. You’ll start using them soon.
Line up utilities
if possible—Getting to your
house only to find the lights and water won’t work is a drag. Make sure
everything is lined up for a smooth transition.
Rent a storage
unit—A storage unit can help you make an
easier transition during a move. Get one now so you don’t miss out on its
The Week of the
The big day is
here! In some cases, the big day is just that—one
big day. But, if possible, spread out your move over a couple days. The overlap
will help if you forget something or if there’s a hiccup elsewhere.
Pack—There’s no getting around it. You’ve probably
packed things you aren’t using by now, but it’s time to pack the items that you
use every day.
Plan your meals—Food in your fridge can be overlooked. A week
before your move, plan out your meals so your food isn’t wasted.
address—From online subscriptions to
important documents like your driver’s license, make sure a new address doesn’t
interfere with anything important.
Do a final run through
of your old place—You probably
won’t be coming back, so make sure you didn’t leave anything important,
valuable, or irreplaceable behind.
Sam’s Storage Can
Moving is hard, but finding additional
storage space is easy. Sam’s Storage can assist with affordable self-storage
units. A self-storage unit can be a great staging area and can even assist if
there’s a gap between when you must leave your current place and when you can
move into your new place. Rent yours at a Sam’s Storage location near you