How to make switching homes more simple

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We oftentimes hear that moving is one very difficult, very complex endeavor. By all means, relocation can be a daunting task, but it really doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to make switching homes more simple for the entire family. They range from finding the right self storage Seattle company to packing an essentials bag. Of course, bear in mind that this entire process must come with some stress, but you can keep that stress to a minimum. And that’s precisely what we aim to help you do.

The best way to have a simple relocation is by planning it on time

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Time is of the essence when planning a household move.

If there is one thing you should know about relocation it’s the fact that this is one process that’s accompanied by a multitude of different tasks. The completion of just one of those chores will take a lot of time and energy. So imagine how much effort you will need to put in order to complete all of them. For example, imagine how long it will take you to research the best moving companies Lynnwood WA. An entire week might pass from the moment you do an online search until the moment you book the moving date. And that’s just the initial task.

So the best piece of advice we can give you is making sure you start getting ready on time. Usually, six to eight weeks before the date of your move should be enough for you to plan and organize everything on time. Besides, the more time you have, the less stress you will experience. It’s just much easier to remain calm when not pressed for time.

Donate any unwanted items to make switching homes more simple

Moving is complicated enough when you are relocating with a minimum number of items. So imagine how complicated it will get if you decide to relocate every single item you have ever owned. It’s a general rule of thumb to declutter your household before embarking on a move. And unless you decide to keep your surplus items in self storage units Lynnwood based, then we suggest you donate them to a charity of your choice.

The other alternative is always organizing a garage sale and making some extra money for your relocation. Either way, you’ll make moving homes a much simpler endeavor as you won’t be burdened by all of your extra possessions. It’s a win-win situation.

Prepare a moving first-aid kit in the form of an essentials bag

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Save your time, effort, and energy by preparing a moving essentials bag for every member of the family.

All you have to do is imagine exactly how you will feel after a long moving day. Once you arrive at your new home, the first and, quite possibly, the only thing you will want to do is brush your teeth, change your clothes, and go to sleep. And that’s when the problem usually arises. Without an essentials bag by your side, you will have to spend an hour rummaging through the boxes, trying to locate everything you need to get ready for bed. What you decide to put in your essentials bag is completely up to you. However, make sure you include:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • A roll of toilet paper
  • A bar of soap
  • Towels and sheets
  • A clean set of clothes 

It’s also important to note one other thing – you should prepare an essentials bag for every member of the family. Trust us – this is one of the most important things that will help you make switching homes more simple, easy, and, at the end of the day, exciting.

Make your moving day simpler by organizing childcare

Moving with kids will take your relocation to a whole different level. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving with a toddler or a school-aged child – they need to be taken care of on the day of the move. That’s really for both your and their benefit. You will have a much easier time packing and dealing with your Seattle movers if you don’t have to look after your kids. And your kids will be much more comfortable while being in a quiet area than when being in the middle of the moving-day hustle and bustle.

Whether you decide to leave your kid with a trusted family member or a professional nanny is up to you. Just make sure that your kids are safe, but also out of the way on your moving day. They can help before the move but, unless you are dealing with an older teenager, it would be better if they were out of the picture on the big day.

Communicate with your moving team

If you have hired movers to help you with your local, long-distance, or interstate move, then you already have great chances for a successful move. But if you want to further improve those chances, as well as to make your residential move simpler, then you need to keep open communication with your movers. You need to share your expectations, as well as keep your movers in the loop about all important things.

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You don’t have to break the bank in order to tip your movers. But do make sure that every member of the crew gets an equal tip.

Inform them if you have any items that are too heavy, make sure you communicate what your priorities are, and ask how you can be of help to them. You and your movers need to work as a team. At the end of the day, if your moving team does a great job like we hope they will, don’t forget to give them a nice tip. That’s one of the best ways to show your appreciation for a job well done. Besides, they were the ones who helped you make switching homes more simple and easy, so they certainly deserve some compensation.

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