9 Tips to Make Your Next Move Stress-Free

Young couple sitting against a bed smiling next to moving boxes.
by Zarifa Hanifi // December 1 // 0 Comments

Moving the “normal way” has made moving one of the top 3 most stressful life events. It’s time-consuming, causes family arguments, things get broken, and it’s tiring! Keep reading for 9 of the best tips to prevent unnecessary moving stress.

The process is designed to take the stress out of moving/putting items into storage and it is incredibly simple.

Once you’ve given us a date as to when you would like to have your container delivered to your door, you pick the date, we can even offer the same day! We then drop it off so you can load it as you go.

Can you see how that is easier than the usual method which is normally to hire a van and have to do several drops?

Everything is extremely safe and secure, this means you don’t need to worry about anything getting broken in transit, and gives you full peace of mind. Can you imagine how much safer it is, and things are less likely to get broken by just having to do one trip driven by a professional driver as opposed to 3 or 4 in a van?

The best thing is it gives you full freedom to do this in your own time! Unlike if you were to get a van or hire people to do it for you, everything is rushed and adds to the stress and pressure.

By using our containers, you can take as long as you want! Do you see how that causes less stress and gives you the time and freedom to get this done in the right way?

Great and that’s how we do it!

9 of the Best Tips for Making your moving Stress-Free

1. Stay calm and have a positive outlook and get excited about Fresh Start!

This little exercise helps to stay positive during moving and uncertain life events.
Make a list of things you are grateful for in your life every day. Visualize your new place and the fun things you will do and the new people you meet and the new opportunities you see. Get excited about new decorations for your new home and make your new home a peaceful place of relaxation.

2. Order Moving Kits

Order Moving Kits from https://www.boxengine.com/ they provide all you need Boxes and tape!

3. Tackle One Room at a Time

Tackle one room at a time and pack things you need in Boxes and declutter things you don’t need. It gives you a sense of accomplishment. Organize the boxes and use markers and label accordingly so you know what box has what inside.

4. Use Portable Storage Pods for Moving and Storage

Use Portable Storage PODS for Moving Storage and packing at your leisure. It helps to put things you like into storage and get rid of the things you don’t need. Make piles of the things you want to donate and the things you want to get rid of.

5. Have Loaders Help Load Your Heavy Items

The Best thing to do is once you pack all your boxes call Loaders to help you load your heavy stuff. I recommend Kenny Clean Cut Movers 916-968-2730 https://www.yelp.com/biz/clean-cut-movers-carmichael-2

6. Have a Garage Sale

Hold your garage sale or sell items online through websites such as Facebook Marketplace or OfferUp. Donate leftover items to charities. Properly dispose of items you can’t move or throw out, such as perishable items, chemicals, pesticides, flammable liquids, and batteries. Consult your https://storagetoyou.com/ rental agreement for a full list of items that aren’t allowed in a storage container. Update your address or cancel your newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

7. Get Ready to Move

Notify everyone who will need to contact you at your new address. Pack a bag with your checkbook, credit cards, identification, flashlight, keys, and phone charger.

8. Gather Important Personal Items and Information

Gather your personal and family records, including medical, dental, veterinary, and school records; legal and financial documents; and birth certificates, passports, and insurance documents, to keep with you.

9. Confirm Your Storage Container Information

Confirm your Storage container pickup, delivery date, and the address of your new home by calling your local Storage To You at 916-999-7029 https://storagetoyou.com/. Empty and close your safety deposit box. Empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator and freezer.

The day before moving day, take note of your utility readings. Ensure that your utility services have been connected to your new home. Leave a note with your contact information in the house, so the new residents can forward stray mail or items left behind.

Keep a friend or family member informed of your moving schedule and contact information in case of an emergency or unexpected event. Check the attic and every room, cabinet, and closet one last time before deciding everything is loaded.

You will receive a text message from Storage to you informing you of your estimated service window.

Make sure you have the keys to the lock on your Storage to your container. Get enough cash for your travel expenses.
Place smaller items you’re not loading in your Storage container into your car. Keep a few small chairs handy. You may want to take breaks.

Drain your power equipment of oil and gas.

Confirm your travel reservations if necessary. Vacuum and dispose of any remaining trash. Disconnect and prepare your major appliances for moving.

Set aside any items that will travel separately with you. Pack a cooler with drinks and snacks if you’re driving to a new city.

If pets are traveling with you, make sure you have an adequate supply of food, medication, leashes, a travel crate, and a water dish packed in the car.

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