Home Movers—Tips for a Home Move
Moving to a new home in Salt Lake City is stressful enough because you are moving to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. You do not want to add more stress by not planning and preparing the move carefully. To give you some advice and tips for a home move, you should review the following paragraphs.
Prepare the new house
Before you move to your new home, the first thing that you need to do is to make it livable. Make sure that the place has been renovated and furnished with basic furniture and appliances. You should also have all the utility connected like electricity, water, gas, phone, and internet. It is also important to get the complete address and write it in your organizer for future reference. Preparing the new house is important before you decide to move, especially if you have kids to ensure that you and your whole family are comfortable.
Take care of bills in your old home before the move
You should pay all the utility bills in your old home and have them disconnected. It is also important to have your billing address in your credit card bills and other accounts changed to your new address. This way, all your bills will still be paid on time because they are being sent to your new address.
Organize pack your stuff
This is the time for you to sort out all your stuff. You should segregate them into three piles—to keep, to donate, and to dispose. Your ‘to keep’ pile should include things that you are going to bring to your new home. These are things that you need and want.
You should include things that are still in good condition, but you no longer need or want in your ‘to donate’ pile. You can give these to charity or to friends who need them. You can also have a yard sale where you can sell all your unwanted stuff that are still in good condition. There are many donation centers in Salt Lake area such as Salvation Army, DI and etc.
Finally, your ‘to dispose’ pile should include things that are no longer working and can no longer be salvaged, like really old clothes with holes in them or broken CDs and china.
Pack the things that you are going to bring
It is important to pack everything you need to bring before the big day. You should get packing materials like boxes, old newspapers, packing tape, rope or cord, and so on. You can buy these from retail or hardware stores or you can use the original boxes if you still have them. When packing fragile objects like your favorite china, light bulbs, lamps, and so on, you should pack them with crumpled newspapers and write a big ‘FRAGILE’ on the box to let the movers know that they should handle the box with care. You should also pack small and disassembled parts of an appliance or furniture in one box to ensure that they will not get lost during the move.
Hire a professional home mover
It is better to hire a professional home mover than to do it yourself because it is more convenient, especially if you are moving to a different state. Remember, Salt Lake City moving companies specialize in large and small moves. Make sure to visit our Salt Lake moving service page or call 801-347-7786 to learn how E-Z Moving can help you with your upcoming move.