Moving Tips to Make it Easier
For That Move In Maine
Get Ready for that Local,
Cross-Country or International Move
If you have never moved before, or even if you have moved before, it is good to be organized and prepared for the day of the move. We know moving can be overwhelming and frustrating, so Allen’s Transfer & Storage has compiled some moving tips for you. You can check them out below, and you can call us Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm at 1-800-452-1982 if you have further questions.
Make a List of What is Being Moved
Before you start packing, keep track of what is being moved. Create a computerized list of the contents of the boxes, or keep a list of the items in a spiral notebook.
Make Sure You Have Plenty of Supplies
You will find out that you will need many boxes to pack up your belongings. It is always better to have too many boxes that not enough. You can get boxes from Allen’s Transfer & Storage or grocery stores. You will need very good packing tape to close up the boxes so they do not break open. Use packing paper and bubble wrap to wrap and cushion breakable items.
Pack Well in Advance of Moving Day
Packing well in advance of moving day will save you time. Anything that you will not be using at the moment can be packed up. If you will be using items like silverware and dishes, pack up most of them and use the bare minimum until the move.
Be Sure to Use Your Luggage
Pack up as much of your clothes in your luggage. The clothes that cannot fit into your luggage can be packed in trash bags and boxes.
Keep Similar Items Together
You will want to keep items that that are similar together in the move. Keep shades and light bulbs with lamps, pillows with beds, microwaves with toasters, TV stands with TVs, and more.
Keep Prized Possessions with You
It is probably a good idea to keep valuable possessions like antiques, collections, and other items with you in the vehicle you are in. If there is no room in your vehicle, make sure that your mover knows that they are fragile. Check your homeowners insurance to see if you are covered during the move.
Keep Important Documents with You
Documents like recent bank records, current bills, school records, birth certificates, wills, and more should be with you during the move.
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